Fly Fishing: Most Popular Articles
A look at the best fly rods and fly fishing manufacturers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book. The top fly fishing rod makers include Sage, G Loomis, Thomas and Thomas, Orvis, Redington, Albright, Winston, Cabelas, Temple Fork, Bass Pro Shops and Shakespeare.
Best Fly Reels - Top 10 fly reel makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
In many trout fishing locations around the country, October represents the last opportunity to target active trout before winter sets in. Late season fishing often produces some of the best opportunities of the year to hook up on some monster trout.
A closer look at Sage Fly Fishing Rods, known as one of the best fly rod makers in the world, used to set 75 world records in 2007 alone.
News about the Pebble Mine, Cortland Line Co. and Umpqua Feather Merchants
How to fly fish. A general introduction to fly fishing, popular species and necessary gear.
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
Simple flies are effective for catching trout and other fish
A look at the Top 10 flies for fly fishing, as voted on by About readers.
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
Cody Burgdorff wins the 2014 Pro Fly Anglers Tour Championship
Some tips on fly fishing small creeks and streams.
A profile of the striped bass, also known as a striper, a freshwater and saltwater species that can be found from coast to coast.
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
A collection of some of my favorites in the Western U.S., where I’ve fly fished the most over the years. I've included fisheries from Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and California.
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
A look at the Top 5 best fishing movies of all time - Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea, The Perfect Storm and others.
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
A look at the best Fly Fishing destinations in Idaho, from the north to the heart of Idaho on into the eastern Idaho border.
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
Product review of Trident Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Angler Edition, one of the first sit-on-top kayaks made specifically for fishermen.
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.
A look at the top fly rod makers in the sport of fly fishing, including rod building by Sage, G Loomis, Thomas and Thomas, Orvis
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Fishing at dawn, dusk or overnight can result in fast action with big fish.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
A review at what makes the aluminum Klamath Utility V Bottom Boat one of my favorite fishing boats of all time.
Orvis has created some of the top fly rods, such as the Helio, along with other Essential outdoors gear,
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
If you’re buying a first fly rod, don’t buy a rod that’s going to work for just your inaugural fly fishing trip, but for the waters you envision yourself fishing time and time again. You can always get away with fishing lighter gear on larger waters, but it’s tough to fish oversized gear on smaller waters if that makes sense.
Pro Fly Angling Tour Championship in Colorado Sept. 27
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
A look at some of the best knots for fly fishing, including the Arbor Knot, Albright Knot, Nail Knot and Perfection Loop.
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
Everything you need to know about the Largemouth Bass, one of the most popular overall game fish in North America.
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
Spey casting allows long casts with little effort, even when there's no room for a back cast
A look at some cheap fly rods and reels and where to pick up inexpensive combos that are going to hold up.
Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees: Popovics, Schullery, Bates, Marston
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.
Get to know fly fishing in Washington and Seattle's Puget Sound with Part 1 of our Q&A with Washington Fly Fishing Guide Ryan Smith of Arch Anglers.
A look at Sacramento pikeminnow (formerly known as Sacramento squawfish) management in the native Sacramento River system.
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
Everything you need to know about the golden trout, native to the Kern River watershed in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
A look at the top 10 fly tippet makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
Have trouble casting a nymph while fly fishing? Here's a look at the best ways to cast while nymph fishing.
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
A Possible World Record Steelhead was Caught in Washington in February 2009 by Peter Harrison on the Hoh River.
The sakasa kebari is a Japanese style of trout fly
How to Cast a Fly - Some concepts to keep in mind next time you're practicing your fly casting technique.
Review of the Redington Crosswater fly rod and reel combo, which is the best fly rod and reel for beginners.
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader.
A review of 5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants, the perfect hybrid pant for the field -- at work and in the outdoors.
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
A look at the Hobbs Creek Fly Reel, models HCI, HCII, and HCII, available through the White River Fly Shop and www.basspro.com.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
A look at the IGFA's Top 10 lists of the most popular fly fishing gear used to catch world records in 2012.
California Department of Fish and Game marine biologist Carrie Wilson answers questions about using trout and bluegill for bait and many more in this week’s Q&A column.
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
A look at the best bass lakes in Texas, according to state report following electrofishing in the fall of 2012.
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
Our fly fishing San Luis Obispo series looks at lake, ocean and river fishing in SLO County and neighboring Monterey and Santa Barbara.
A look at fly fishing Owens River Valley and the Bishop Creek Area.
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
A look at steelhead and trout fishing on the Salinas River in California.
The offseason is the time to get on the water and scout out your favorite streams before the fishing season is upon us.
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association will make grants to youth education programs
A look at fishing rod and reel repair and other tips you can utilize to prepare for your next fishing trip.
Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.
Five years after Tenkara USA introduced japanese-style fixed-line fishing to the United States, thousands -- maybe tens of thousands -- of anglers have learned
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How GPS Technology can help anglers plot out their next fishing trip.
A look at some popular species of trout, including the rainbow trout, brown trout, golden trout, cutthroat trout and steelhead trout.
Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
Everyone knows Montana offers some of the best fishing in the world, but where’s the best fly fishing in Missoula? Here are some of our favorites.
California anglers are required to purchase and fill out steelhead report cards, which provide DFG with data to monitor and manage California's steelhead populations.
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
Best float tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
Some tips on what to look for in a fishing kayak
Montana’s salmonfly hatch fuels great fishing, and even greater stories. Here's the truth about the state's great salmonfly hatch.
The Chama River and other fine fisheries make New Mexico a hidden gem for fly fishers.
A quick checklist in preparation of your next fishing trip.
A look at some of the best Fly Fishing destinations in Colorado and the Rockies, including the always popular Colorado River.
Steelhead trout offer exciting fly-fishing on Great Lakes tributaries
The East Coast always gets a lot of attention, but don’t sleep on fly fishing for Sacramento Delta striper out of Sacramento, Calif.
U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team wins 2014 world championship in Poland
Profile about fishing the North Fork of the Kern River.
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
The California DFG weighs in on selling fish that are caught for sport, and how it's illegal to do so without a commercial license.
Fly fishing guide Rob Snowhite talks about catching a 34-inch snakehead on a fly and how to fly fish for snakehead.
Most alligator gar world records have come from the South, Thailand, where fly fishing for alligator gar has become a popular sport.
A look at fly fishing on the Cranberry River in West Virginia.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Whale Rock Reservoir, in Cayucos, Calif., for steelhead trout.
The basics of chest waders, boot foot waders, stocking foot waders, wading boots and hip boots
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing the American River in Northern California.
The Tenkara Shop carries rods designed by legendary Japanese angler Masami Sakakibari.
How can you tell when the trout are feeding? To tell when a trout is feeding, you have to keep a keen eye on the water you’re fishing, looking for a rise, boil or ripple, any sign that a trout below is making its move.
The U.S. Fly Fishing Team tries for its third gold medal at the 2014 world championship in Poland.
Devin Olsen won the 2014 America Cup fly-fishing competition.
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur River.
A look at how weather conditions can affect trout fishing.
A popular loop-to-loop connection knot for leaders.
The Atlantic Salmon Federation says climate change is impacting spawning runs
Product review of Scientific Anglers' new leader system, which uses a plastic connect to attach the leader to the fly line without the use of difficult knots.
The best way to tie the backing to your fly reel or arbor.
Fly fishing on the East Walker River in California gives anglers a great shot at the brown trout of a lifetime.
Las Vegas isn’t exactly a hot spot for fly fishing. Yeah, there are some bass fishing opportunities at Lake Mead or some of the other nearby lakes, but you have to head north or west to the California state line to get in some fly fishing in Nevada.
A look at what goes into a trout plant and where the stocks come from.
A Look at Some Popular Flies for Nearshore Fly Fishing
Pro Fly Angling Tour uses fast-paced format, allows rec-style tactics
Wondering where the best fishing in California is? Look no further than our 2012 guide to the best fishing destinations in California.
Tips on fishing Pismo Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif.
Montana fishing guide and fellow No Nonsense Fishing Guide author Brian Grossenbacher got the opportunity of a lifetime recently when he took Oprah Winfrey on her first fly fishing trip along the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, Calif.
California’s Owens River is really a tale of three rivers, created by the trifecta of very unique sections -- the Upper, Middle and Lower Owens.
A look at the different types of freshwater fish species in California.
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No longer 'Plan B,' streamers ride a wave of popularity
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
A first hand product review and test of the Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent for family fishermen and outdoorsman.
The Vermillion brothers, who run Sweetwater Travel and Fly Shop in Livingston, Mont., were the first to take President Barack Obama and his staff fly fishing on Aug. 14 on the East Gallatin River near Bozeman, Mont.
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Tenkara flies are much like European and American soft hackle wet flies, but often have reversed hackle
Some easy ways anglers can protect, weatherproof their boat from the elements.
Fly fishing with a dropper rig gives anglers a shot at surface and subsurface strikes.
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
A product review of Buff Angler Gloves, created for anglers who fish the flats or by kayak or canoe and need to protect their hands from the elements.