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.
How to fly fish. A general introduction to fly fishing, popular species and necessary gear.
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.
A look at the Top 10 flies for fly fishing, as voted on by About readers.
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.
A look at the best Fly Fishing destinations in Idaho, from the north to the heart of Idaho on into the eastern Idaho border.
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
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 Top 5 best fishing movies of all time - Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea, The Perfect Storm and others.
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.
How to Cast a Fly - Some concepts to keep in mind next time you're practicing your fly casting technique.
A look at some cheap fly rods and reels and where to pick up inexpensive combos that are going to hold up.
A first hand product review and test of the Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent for family fishermen and outdoorsman.
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
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
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
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.
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.
A look at some of the best Fly Fishing destinations in Colorado and the Rockies, including the always popular Colorado River.
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
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.
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
Orvis has created some of the top fly rods, such as the Helio, along with other Essential outdoors gear,
A review at what makes the aluminum Klamath Utility V Bottom Boat one of my favorite fishing boats of all time.
Product review of Trident Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Angler Edition, one of the first sit-on-top kayaks made specifically for fishermen.
Have trouble casting a nymph while fly fishing? Here's a look at the best ways to cast while nymph fishing.
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
Review of the Redington Crosswater fly rod and reel combo, which is the best fly rod and reel for beginners.
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
A look at the Hobbs Creek Fly Reel, models HCI, HCII, and HCII, available through the White River Fly Shop and www.basspro.com.
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.
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.
Deschutes River “redsides” are not only beautiful, they’re plentiful on this Oregon River, and if you’re fishing it for the first time there’s a good chance you’ll hook up with this native strain of rainbow trout (also known as redband trout).
A look at some of the best knots for fly fishing, including the Arbor Knot, Albright Knot, Nail Knot and Perfection Loop.
Spey casting allows long casts with little effort, even when there's no room for a back cast
Douglas Outdoors will sell high-end American-made fly rods, along with mid-priced models
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
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.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
Best float tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
A look at the top 10 fly tippet makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
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Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.
Tips on fishing Pismo Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif.
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
Some tips on what to look for in a fishing kayak
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington
Everything you need to know about the golden trout, native to the Kern River watershed in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
Wondering where the best fishing in California is? Look no further than our 2012 guide to the best fishing destinations in California.
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
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.
Our fly fishing San Luis Obispo series looks at lake, ocean and river fishing in SLO County and neighboring Monterey and Santa Barbara.
The Chama River and other fine fisheries make New Mexico a hidden gem for fly fishers.
Fly fishing on the East Walker River in California gives anglers a great shot at the brown trout of a lifetime.
A popular loop-to-loop connection knot for leaders.
How GPS Technology can help anglers plot out their next fishing trip.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Whale Rock Reservoir, in Cayucos, Calif., for steelhead trout.
Tips and advice for fly fishing the South Platte River in Colorado.
Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
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.
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.
The U.S. Fly Fishing Team tries for its third gold medal at the 2014 world championship in Poland.
Tips for fly fishing for steelhead in the Hoh, Sol Duc and Bogachiel rivers near Forks, Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula.
A look at some helpful tips and tricks that could help you out next time you're on the water.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
Fly fishing tips for fishing the Kings River in California's Sierra Nevada.
A look at some top spots for surf fishing in California.
About.com guide Brian Milne answers a reader's question about some good places to fly fish in Colorado.
Fly fishing guide Rob Snowhite talks about catching a 34-inch snakehead on a fly and how to fly fish for snakehead.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
The basics of fly lines. Fly Fishing.
Gold-medal team shared intel at youth world fly-fishing championship in Poland
Most alligator gar world records have come from the South, Thailand, where fly fishing for alligator gar has become a popular sport.
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
General profile and introductory overview of the Kern River.
The basics of fly fishing leaders and tippets
Guide tips for fly fishing the South Fork of the Snake River in Irwin, Idaho.
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 best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
Montana doesn't stock trout in streams with wild trout populations
Montana’s salmonfly hatch fuels great fishing, and even greater stories. Here's the truth about the state's great salmonfly hatch.
A look at fly fishing Owens River Valley and the Bishop Creek Area.
A Possible World Record Steelhead was Caught in Washington in February 2009 by Peter Harrison on the Hoh River.
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.
U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team wins 2014 world championship in Poland
A look at fishing rod and reel repair and other tips you can utilize to prepare for your next fishing trip.
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.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing the American River in Northern California.
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
A review of Buff headwear for fishermen, including bandanas and protective outdoors wear.
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.
The best places to fly fish at Spooner Lake, located near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
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 tips for for shore fly fishing Cape Cod.
Q&A with Paul Sharman, talking about fly fishing for mako sharks in San Diego.
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
A look at a dozen or so of the most popular freshwater fish to fly fish for.
Fly fishing with a dropper rig gives anglers a shot at surface and subsurface strikes.
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.
Photo gallery of President Barack Obama's vacation to Yellowstone National Park and fly fishing trip on the East Gallatin River in Southwest Montana.
Steelhead Fishing, Central California, Trout fishing on the Carmel River, Carmel fishing, Fishing in Carmel
A look at an often overlooked creek and its big brown trout near Missoula, Montana.
Former Redington and Hardy executive Jim Murphy announces a new fly rod and reel manufacturing site in upstate New York.
A look at the different types of flies for fly fishing.
A profiled of the spotted bass, a southern species that can be a fun substitute for bass on ponds, lakes and rivers in the South.
A look at fly fishing at the Arroyo Seco River in Monterey, California
A look at the top fly fishing opportunities in Pemberton, British Columbia.
Profile about fishing the North Fork of the Kern River.
The South Fork of the Snake River slithers its way for some 60-plus miles through Southeast Idaho where it provides some of the best tail-water fly fishing in the region.
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
A look at the best bass lakes in Texas, according to state report following electrofishing in the fall of 2012.
A look at some of top fly fishing destinations in Southwest Colorado.
A look at fly fishing on the Cranberry River in West Virginia.
A look at the basics of Czech Nymphing fly fishing for trout.
A look at the different types of freshwater fish species in California.
A look at some popular species of trout, including the rainbow trout, brown trout, golden trout, cutthroat trout and steelhead trout.
Tips on fly fishing the Colorado River near the Grand Canyon, from Lees Ferry to Glen Canyon Dam.