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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.
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.
How to Get Started Fly Fishing
How to fly fish. A general introduction to fly fishing, popular species and necessary gear.
Top 10 Flies for Fly Fishing
A look at the Top 10 flies for fly fishing, as voted on by About readers.
Five Keys to Catching Steelhead Trout
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
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.
When and Where is the Best Steelhead Fishing?
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
Pebble Partner Bails; Cortland Lands 'Dr. Spey'
News about the Pebble Mine, Cortland Line Co. and Umpqua Feather Merchants
The Best Fly Fishing Spots in California
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
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.
Fancy flies are for shadow boxes. Simple flies...
Simple flies are effective for catching trout and other fish
Top Fly Rods -- Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
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.
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,
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 Fly Rods - G. Loomis Fishing Rods
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
Three Ways to Tame an Unruly cast
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
All About the Rainbow Trout
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
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.
How to Catch Surfperch
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
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
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.
Best Fly Fishing Websites
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Redington Fly Rods - Fly Rods in the Pacific...
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
Product Review: White River Float Tube
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
20-Year-Old Wins \$20K in Pro Fly Tour Event
Cody Burgdorff wins the 2014 Pro Fly Anglers Tour Championship
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.
Five Tips for Buying Your First Fishing Boat
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
Five Years of Fixed-Line Fly-Fishing
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
Where to Catch Golden Trout
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
Fly Rod Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’...
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
Finding a Trout's Feeding Zone
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
What Fly Rod Sizes to Use
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
Fishing the California Aqueduct for Striped Bass
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
Traveling with Fly Rods on Airplanes
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Review
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
Steelhead Fishing in Central California
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
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.
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.
Fly-Fishing: 'Stunningly Positive' for Breast...
Casting for Recovery uses fly-fishing as therapy for breast cancer survivors
Fly Fishing in the Rain, and How to Prepare for...
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
Trout Fishing on the Kings River
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Yuba River Fly Fishing
A look at the best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
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.
Try These Nymphs on Opening Day
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
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 Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
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.
Popular Species of Trout – Fly Fishing...
A look at some popular species of trout, including the rainbow trout, brown trout, golden trout, cutthroat trout and steelhead trout.
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.
Santa Ynez River Fly Fishing
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
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.
Winter Fly Fishing Tips for Montana
Montana fly fishing guide gives some trout fishing tips for finding winter trout in Montana rivers and spring creeks.
Add Fly Fishing News To Your Site
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
Fly Fishing in Panama
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
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.
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.
Web Resources for Anglers on a Budget
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
Fly Fishing Cottonwood Lakes
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
How Trout Plants Work
A look at what goes into a trout plant and where the stocks come from.
Best Float Tubes: Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube...
Best float tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
Water Proof Camera Review: GoPro Hero...
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
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.
Fishing of the South Fork and Lower Kern River
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
Tips for Catching Huge Montana Brown Trout in...
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
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 Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma,...
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington
Fly fishing in Missoula, Montana
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
GPS Technology and Fishing
How GPS Technology can help anglers plot out their next fishing trip.
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.
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.
Fishing From a Float Tube
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
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 San Luis Obispo – Part 1
Our fly fishing San Luis Obispo series looks at lake, ocean and river fishing in SLO County and neighboring Monterey and Santa Barbara.
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.
Five Winter Fly Fishing Tips
Five quick tips to help you catch more fish while fly fishing in the winter months.
Salinas River Fly Fishing
A look at steelhead and trout fishing on the Salinas River in California.
Fly Fishing SLO, Continued
Part two of our fly fishing SLO County series, which focuses on steelhead and river fishing.
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.
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.
Can You Sell Fish Caught for Sport?
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.
Product Review: Buff Angler Gloves –...
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.
How to Tie an Albright Knot
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
Fly Rod Basics
Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
PFA Tour Championship Set for Southern Colorado
Pro Fly Angling Tour Championship in Colorado Sept. 27
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.
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.
Product Review: Omega Amphibian Navigator Float...
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
Fly Fishing the White River in Eureka Springs,...
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
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.
Fly Fishing Whale Rock Reservoir
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Whale Rock Reservoir, in Cayucos, Calif., for steelhead trout.
What to Look for in a Fishing Kayak
Some tips on what to look for in a fishing kayak
GoPro HD Hero2 Review: Digital Waterproof...
A review of the GoPro HD Hero2, the best waterproof digital camera for outdoors enthusiasts.
Fishing Trip Preparation - Fishing Rod, Reel...
A look at fishing rod and reel repair and other tips you can utilize to prepare for your next fishing trip.
Best Bay Area Lake Fishing
A look at the Best Bay Area lake fishing in California.
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.
Best Fly Fishing in Nevada
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.
How to Hold a Fly Rod - Best Fly Fishing Grips
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
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 in New Mexico
The Chama River and other fine fisheries make New Mexico a hidden gem for fly fishers.
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
The Jiggy is a simple fly that works well on striped bass and other fish.
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
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.
Wheel & Reel: Mountain Biking to Remote Fishing...
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
All About the Brown Trout
Everything you need to know about the brown trout.
Jim Murphy's New Venture to Join High-End,...
Douglas Outdoors will sell high-end American-made fly rods, along with mid-priced models
Fly Fishing for Halibut
Everything you need to know about fly fishing for halibut.
Backwater Paddle Company Kayak Fishing Hand...
Backwater Paddle Company's Predator and Piranha kayak fishing hand paddles make staying in position while kayak fishing easy.
Fly Fishing for Mountain Whitefish
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader Review
Product review of the Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader.
Fishing Kings River in California’s...
Fly fishing tips for fishing the Kings River in California's Sierra Nevada.
Japanese Master's Tenkara Rods Hit U.S. Market
The Tenkara Shop carries rods designed by legendary Japanese angler Masami Sakakibari.
Fly Fishing Clearwater River in Idaho - Where...
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
Fly Fishing Henrys Fork of the Snake River
Henrys Fork of the Snake River, located in northeast Idaho, is as classic a dry fly fishery as you’ll find. Also known as “The Fork,” this historic portion of the Snake River stretches some 50 miles along highways 20 and 191 en route to Yellowstone National Park.
Fly Fishing at Dinkey Creek in California's...
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
Rock Creek: Making a Name for Itself
A look at an often overlooked creek and its big brown trout near Missoula, Montana.
Four Wet Flies Every Trout Fisher Should Try
Soft hackle flies were developed in northern England and Scotland
Pismo Pier Fishing in Pismo Beach
Tips on fishing Pismo Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif.
World Record Alligator Gar? Fly Fishing for...
Most alligator gar world records have come from the South, Thailand, where fly fishing for alligator gar has become a popular sport.
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.
Fly Fishing for Shad
Fly fishing for the American shad isn't on the top of the list for a lot of fly fishers, but if you're on a river during a run it's definitely worth giving these often overlooked fish a shot.
Cloudveil Hellroaring Jacket - Water Resistant...
Review of the Versatile Cloudveil Hellroaring Jacket, a water-resistant soft shell jacket for fly fishermen and anglers.
Fly Fishing at the Arroyo Seco River in...
A look at fly fishing at the Arroyo Seco River in Monterey, California
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.
Rainbow Trout World Records
A look at the world-record rainbow trout caught on a fly rod.
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.
Big Fly, Big Fish
Try streamer flies for bigger trout
Use Streamer Flies to Catch Bigger Fish
The Bunny Leech is a proven effective fly with great movement in the water. Page 3.
Deep Thoughts on Fall Trout Fishing
When the water cools in the fall, fish deep to catch more trout
Potomac River Fly Fishing
A look at fishing on the Potomac River, which borders Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
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.
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
Simplify With Simple Flies
The Usual is a simple and effective fly made of snowshoe hare's foot fur.
Product Review: Fishpond Cloudburst Gear Bag
Fishpond Cloudburst Gear Bag Keeps Your Fly Fishing and Outdoors Gear Safe While Traveling
Fly Fishing in Winter? Why Not?
Fly fish for trout in winter using midges, caddis flies, mayflies and nymphs
Fly Fishing at Santa Paula Creek
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing on Santa Paula Creek near Ventura, Calif.
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.
Is the Sacramento pikeminnow hurting steelhead,...
A look at Sacramento pikeminnow (formerly known as Sacramento squawfish) management in the native Sacramento River system.
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas, Calif.
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.
The Best Baetis Nymph of All Time
Th Pheasant Tail nymph is a must-have for trout fishers everywhere.
Where are California's Designated Salmon...
A look at where California's designated salmon spawning grounds are located in the state.
How Weather Conditions Affect Trout Fishing
A look at how weather conditions can affect trout fishing.
How to Tie a Nail Knot
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
Fly Fishing for Redfish
Tips for fly fishing for redfish, or red drum, along with where to catch them.
Piru Creek Fly Fishing
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
Fly Fishing Ascension Bay, Mexico
A look at the diverse fly fishing to be had in Ascension Bay, Mexico.
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