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Fly Fishing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Top 10 Fly Fishing Rod Manufacturers
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.
Which 10 Companies Make the Best Fly Reels?
Best Fly Reels - Top 10 fly reel makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
How to Get Started Fly Fishing
How to fly fish. A general introduction to fly fishing, popular species and necessary gear.
Why Are Sage Fly Fishing Rods So Great?
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.
Three Ways to Tame an Unruly cast
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
October Fly Fishing Tips: Go Big or Go Small
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.
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas, Calif.
Top 10 Flies for Fly Fishing
A look at the Top 10 flies for fly fishing, as voted on by About readers.
Fly Fishing the Colorado River, Lees Ferry to...
Tips on fly fishing the Colorado River near the Grand Canyon, from Lees Ferry to Glen Canyon Dam.
Why's It Called Fly Fishing?
The kinds of flies used in fly fishing
Try These Nymphs on Opening Day
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
The Best Fly Fishing Spots in California
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
Tips for Catching Huge Montana Brown Trout in...
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
Best Fly Fishing in Idaho
A look at the best Fly Fishing destinations in Idaho, from the north to the heart of Idaho on into the eastern Idaho border.
Popovics, Schullery, Bates, Marston to be...
Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees: Popovics, Schullery, Bates, Marston
Pebble Partner Bails; Cortland Lands 'Dr. Spey'
News about the Pebble Mine, Cortland Line Co. and Umpqua Feather Merchants
A Fly Fisherman's Guide to Catching Striped Bass
A profile of the striped bass, also known as a striper, a freshwater and saltwater species that can be found from coast to coast.
Product Review: White River Float Tube
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
Best Fishing Movies of All Time
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.
Trout Gone Wild: Why Montana Quit Stocking...
Montana doesn't stock trout in streams with wild trout populations
12 of the Best Fly Fishing Spots in the Western...
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.
Best Fly Rods - G. Loomis Fishing Rods
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
Five Years of Fixed-Line Fly-Fishing
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
Who Makes the Best Fly Rods? Here's a Look at...
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
Five Keys to Catching Steelhead Trout
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
When and Where is the Best Steelhead Fishing?
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
Fly Rod Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’...
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
Fishing From a Float Tube
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
Review: Klamath Utility V Bottom Aluminum Boats
A review at what makes the aluminum Klamath Utility V Bottom Boat one of my favorite fishing boats of all time.
Best Fishing Kayak - Ocean Kayak Prowler 15...
Product review of Trident Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Angler Edition, one of the first sit-on-top kayaks made specifically for fishermen.
Nymph Fly Fishing Tips
Have trouble casting a nymph while fly fishing? Here's a look at the best ways to cast while nymph fishing.
What Size Fly Rod Should I Use?
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.
Five Tips for Buying Your First Fishing Boat
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
Add Fly Fishing News To Your Site
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
Spey Fishing: Here's What You Need to Know
Spey casting allows long casts with little effort, even when there's no room for a back cast
Best Fly Fishing Websites
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Redington Crosswater Fly Rod and Reel Review
Review of the Redington Crosswater fly rod and reel combo, which is the best fly rod and reel for beginners.
Fly Fishing in Washington, Seattle and the...
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.
Jim Murphy's New Venture to Join High-End,...
Douglas Outdoors will sell high-end American-made fly rods, along with mid-priced models
Top Fly Rods -- Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
Finding a Trout's Feeding Zone
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
Fly Fishing Cottonwood Lakes
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
Cheap Fly Rods and Reels
A look at some cheap fly rods and reels and where to pick up inexpensive combos that are going to hold up.
What to Look for in a Fishing Kayak
Some tips on what to look for in a fishing kayak
Fly fishing in Missoula, Montana
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
How to Tie an Albright Knot
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
All About the Rainbow Trout
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
What Flies to Use to Catch a ...
A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.
Best Fly Rods - Orvis Fishing Rods
Orvis has created some of the top fly rods, such as the Helio, along with other Essential outdoors gear,
Where to Catch Golden Trout
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
Fly Fishing at Merced River - How to Fish...
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.
Fly Fishing in the Offseason - Preparing for...
The offseason is the time to get on the water and scout out your favorite streams before the fishing season is upon us.
Trout Fishing on the Kings River
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
Fishing the California Aqueduct for Striped Bass
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
GPS Technology and Fishing
How GPS Technology can help anglers plot out their next fishing trip.
Product Review: Hobbs Creek Fly Reel
A look at the Hobbs Creek Fly Reel, models HCI, HCII, and HCII, available through the White River Fly Shop and www.basspro.com.
Fly Fishing in the Rain, and How to Prepare for...
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
How to Cast a Fly - Keys to Fly Casting
How to Cast a Fly - Some concepts to keep in mind next time you're practicing your fly casting technique.
Traveling with Fly Rods on Airplanes
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
Best Fly Fishing in Colorado
A look at some of the best Fly Fishing destinations in Colorado and the Rockies, including the always popular Colorado River.
Strong Showing But No Medal for Fly-Fishing...
Strong Showing But No Medal for Fly Fishing Team USA
EPA: Pebble Mine Would be North America's...
The EPA wants to block the proposed Pebble Mine's impact on streams and wetlands to protect salmon.
How to Catch Surfperch
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
Possible World Record Steelhead Caught in...
A Possible World Record Steelhead was Caught in Washington in February 2009 by Peter Harrison on the Hoh River.
All About the Golden Trout
Everything you need to know about the golden trout, native to the Kern River watershed in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Redington Fly Rods - Fly Rods in the Pacific...
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
Shorter Days + Cooler Nights + Steelhead Fever
Steelhead trout offer exciting fly-fishing on Great Lakes tributaries
Fishing of the South Fork and Lower Kern River
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
Fly Fishing Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma,...
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington
Web Resources for Anglers on a Budget
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
Fly Fishing the South Platte River
Tips and advice for fly fishing the South Platte River in Colorado.
Big Fly, Big Fish
Try streamer flies for bigger trout
Fly Fishing Near Lake Tahoe
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
The Tenkara Fly-Fishing Revolution
Five years after Tenkara USA introduced japanese-style fixed-line fishing to the United States, thousands -- maybe tens of thousands -- of anglers have learned
Best Float Tubes: Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube...
Best float tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
Fly Fishing a Dropper Rig
Fly fishing with a dropper rig gives anglers a shot at surface and subsurface strikes.
Felt Soles Exonerated in Didymo 'Spread'
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Fly Fishing for Monster Trout
Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.
Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader Review
Product review of the Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader.
Water Proof Camera Review: GoPro Hero...
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
Best Bass Lakes in Texas, According to State...
A look at the best bass lakes in Texas, according to state report following electrofishing in the fall of 2012.
Saltwater Attractor Fly Patterns for Salmon and...
A look at some of the best saltwater attractor fly patterns for salmon and steelhead.
Steelhead Fishing in Central California
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
Santa Ynez River Fly Fishing
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
Top 10 Fly Tippets - Best Fly Tippet Makers
A look at the top 10 fly tippet makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
What Fly Rod Sizes to Use
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
River Fly Fishing Tips
River fly fishing tips, including the different species that inhabit our favorite rivers and the best way to locate them next time you're on the water.
Fly Fishing Clearwater River in Idaho - Where...
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
Fly Rod Basics
Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
Best Fly Fishing in Montana
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.
Pismo Pier Fishing in Pismo Beach
Tips on fishing Pismo Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif.
About the Kern River
General profile and introductory overview of the Kern River.
Getting Started in Fly Fishing
A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.
Popular Fly Fishing Knots: Perfection Loop,...
A look at some of the best knots for fly fishing, including the Arbor Knot, Albright Knot, Nail Knot and Perfection Loop.
Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent Review
A first hand product review and test of the Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent for family fishermen and outdoorsman.
Fly Fishing the White River in Eureka Springs,...
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Atlantic States Consider Cutting Striped Bass...
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold hearings on reducing harvest of striped bass
How to Hold a Fly Rod - Best Fly Fishing Grips
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants Review
A review of 5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants, the perfect hybrid pant for the field -- at work and in the outdoors.
Review of Subsurface Fly Fishing for Trophy Trout
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Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Best Fly Lines for Fly Fishing
A look at some of the most popular fly lines, the amount of taper, and when and where they should be used on the water.
Sierra Nevada Fly Fishing Tips from Bernard Yin...
I’ve known Bernard online since before I started writing for About.com thanks to his participation on my old Central California Angler blog, so it was nice to hear from one of the best guides in the Sierra Nevada recently.
'The Best Dry Fly Video Ever'
Video of brown trout rising to damselflies in New Zealand
Fishing for Snakeheads: Fly Fishing Guide...
Fly fishing guide Rob Snowhite talks about catching a 34-inch snakehead on a fly and how to fly fish for snakehead.
Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel 5/6 Review
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
Fly Fishing at Santa Paula Creek
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing on Santa Paula Creek near Ventura, Calif.
The Chest Pack/Vest Generation Gap
Chest packs have become popular with younger anglers
Get the Kids Fishing with Redington's...
Product review or Redington's Crosswater Youth Outfit for teenage anglers.
How California DFG Steelhead Report Cards Work
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.
Fly Fishing at Dinkey Creek in California's...
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
Getting Started in Fly Tying
Books and starter kits for people new to fly tying.
Fly Fishing in Panama
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
Oprah Goes Fly Fishing in Yosemite
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.
Fly Fishing a Great Escape for the Daily Rigors...
A column about why you need to do some more fly-fishing.
Stocking the Stream -- With Flies
Stocking streams with trout for anglers to catch is common across the country. Stocking streams with bugs is not. But as the Arkansas River in Colorado began to
Fly fishing for steelhead on the Carmel River
Steelhead Fishing, Central California, Trout fishing on the Carmel River, Carmel fishing, Fishing in Carmel
Fly Fishing for Carp - How to Fly Fish for Carp
Have you ever wanted to fly fish for carp, but didn’t know where to start? We ask Carolina Bone Fishing guide Captain Paul Rose.
A Reclusive, World-Class Fly Tier
Review of Kiss the Water by Eric Steel
Fly Fishing Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Wheel & Reel: Mountain Biking to Remote Fishing...
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
Fly Fishing with President Obama a Trip to...
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.
How to Tie a Nail Knot
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
Winter is Fly Tying Season
Getting started in fly tying
Fly Fishing for Mountain Whitefish
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
Softball and Bowling Have Leagues. Now Fly...
The TroutLegend fly fishing league hosts tournaments on public streams in the eastern U.S.
Fly Fishing for Bass Tips
Some of my favorite fly fishing tips for bass.
Fly Fishing Wader Basics
The basics of chest waders, boot foot waders, stocking foot waders, wading boots and hip boots
Piru Creek Fly Fishing
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
Czech Nymphing Basics
A look at the basics of Czech Nymphing fly fishing for trout.
Best Fishing in California
Wondering where the best fishing in California is? Look no further than our 2012 guide to the best fishing destinations in California.
Yuba River Fly Fishing
A look at the best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
Gierach talks Tenkara
One of the most important endorsements for tenkara fishing came from beloved fly-fishing writer John Gierach. The Trout Bum author has always been a fan of
U.S. Youth Fly-Fishers Go For Third Gold in...
The U.S. Fly Fishing Team tries for its third gold medal at the 2014 world championship in Poland.
Protecting Wild Steelhead
Washington to end steelhead stocking in 'gene pool' rivers
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Review
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
Strike Indicators for More Effective Nymphing
Strike indicators are helpful for fly fishing with nymphs.
Product Review: Omega Amphibian Navigator Float...
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
Pat Weiss of PA Nets \$20K at Inaugural PFA Comp
Pro Fly Angling Tour uses fast-paced format, allows rec-style tactics
Fishing on the Sea of Cortez and Bahia de los...
A look back on a 2005 fishing trip in Bahia de los Angeles in Baja, Mexico
Five Truths about Montana’s Salmonfly Hatch
Montana’s salmonfly hatch fuels great fishing, and even greater stories. Here's the truth about the state's great salmonfly hatch.
Teamwork the Key to U.S. Youth Team's Dominance
Gold-medal team shared intel at youth world fly-fishing championship in Poland
IGFA Top 10 Lists of Most Popular Fishing Gear
A look at the IGFA's Top 10 lists of the most popular fly fishing gear used to catch world records in 2012.
Fly Fishing for Sacramento Delta Striper
The East Coast always gets a lot of attention, but don’t sleep on fly fishing for Sacramento Delta striper out of Sacramento, Calif.
Fly Fishing Bennett Spring State Park and...
Fly Fishing tips for fishing Bennett Spring State Park and Roaring River State Park in Missouri.
Fly Fishing at the American River - How to Fish...
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing the American River in Northern California.
Indicators Now Welcome at Some Tournaments
TroutLegend League Drops Euro-Style Rules for Some Fly-Fishing Competitions
Tenkara Flies: Asian Cousins of European Soft...
Tenkara flies are much like European and American soft hackle wet flies, but often have reversed hackle
Fishing Trip Checklist
A quick checklist in preparation of your next fishing trip.
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