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Fly Fishing: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
Pebble Partner Bails; Cortland Lands 'Dr. Spey'
News about the Pebble Mine, Cortland Line Co. and Umpqua Feather Merchants
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.
Tips for Catching Huge Montana Brown Trout in...
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
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
When and Where is the Best Steelhead Fishing?
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
Is the Sacramento pikeminnow hurting steelhead,...
A look at Sacramento pikeminnow (formerly known as Sacramento squawfish) management in the native Sacramento River system.
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.
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
20-Year-Old Wins \$20K in Pro Fly Tour Event
Cody Burgdorff wins the 2014 Pro Fly Anglers Tour Championship
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.
All About the Rainbow Trout
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
Fly Fishing Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
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.
Best Fly Rods - G. Loomis Fishing Rods
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
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
Fly Rod Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’...
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
The Best Fly Fishing Spots in California
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
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.
Product Review: White River Float Tube
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
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 Rain, and How to Prepare for...
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
Top Fly Rods -- Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
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,
Three Ways to Tame an Unruly cast
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
Finding a Trout's Feeding Zone
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
How to Catch Surfperch
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
Best Fly Fishing Websites
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Five Tips for Buying Your First Fishing Boat
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
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 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.
Where to Catch Golden Trout
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
Try These Nymphs on Opening Day
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
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 Fly Rod Sizes to Use
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
Redington Fly Rods - Fly Rods in the Pacific...
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
Fishing From a Float Tube
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
Fishing the California Aqueduct for Striped Bass
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
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.
Trout Fishing on the Kings River
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
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.
Santa Ynez River Fly Fishing
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
Fishing of the South Fork and Lower Kern River
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
Five Years of Fixed-Line Fly-Fishing
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
PFA Tour Championship Set for Southern Colorado
Pro Fly Angling Tour Championship in Colorado Sept. 27
Traveling with Fly Rods on Airplanes
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
Fly Fishing Cottonwood Lakes
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
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
Fly Fishing the White River in Eureka Springs,...
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
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.
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.
How to Tie an Albright Knot
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
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.
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.
Fly Fishing Cranberry River, West Virginia
A look at fly fishing on the Cranberry River in West Virginia.
Water Proof Camera Review: GoPro Hero...
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
Steelhead Fishing in Central California
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
Yuba River Fly Fishing
A look at the best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
Web Resources for Anglers on a Budget
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
Fly fishing in Missoula, Montana
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
Add Fly Fishing News To Your Site
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
Fly Fishing Whale Rock Reservoir
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Whale Rock Reservoir, in Cayucos, Calif., for steelhead trout.
Fly Fishing in Panama
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Review
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
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.
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.
Fly Fishing Clearwater River in Idaho - Where...
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
Owens River fly fishing
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.
Fly Rod Basics
Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
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 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 for Monster Trout
Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.
Fish Get Up Early. We Should Too.
Fishing at dawn, dusk or overnight can result in fast action with big fish.
Simplify With Simple Flies
Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug is made of just a hook, yarn and thin wire and works great 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.
GPS Technology and Fishing
How GPS Technology can help anglers plot out their next fishing trip.
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.
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.
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 in Forks, Washington, and the...
Tips for fly fishing for steelhead in the Hoh, Sol Duc and Bogachiel rivers near Forks, Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula.
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.
Review of Subsurface Fly Fishing for Trophy Trout
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Fly Fishing at the Arroyo Seco River in...
A look at fly fishing at the Arroyo Seco River in Monterey, California
What to Look for in a Fishing Kayak
Some tips on what to look for in a fishing kayak
Fly Fishing Near Lake Tahoe
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
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.
Surf Fishing in California
A look at some top spots for surf fishing in California.
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.
Fly Fishing the East Walker River in California
Fly fishing on the East Walker River in California gives anglers a great shot at the brown trout of a lifetime.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Look Ma, No Reel: Fixed-Line Fly-Fishing for...
Tenkara rods are long enough for great line control and soft enough to cast very light lines to avoid drag.
Fly Fishing Small Creeks
Some tips on fly fishing small creeks and streams.
Fishing the North Fork Kern River
Profile about fishing the North Fork of the Kern River.
Fly Fishing Owens River Valley, Bishop Creek Area
A look at fly fishing Owens River Valley and the Bishop Creek Area.
Fly Fishing for Redfish
Tips for fly fishing for redfish, or red drum, along with where to catch them.
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 the South Platte River
Tips and advice for fly fishing the South Platte River in Colorado.
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.
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 for Crappie
Tips for fly fishing for black and white crappie.
Product Review: Omega Amphibian Navigator Float...
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
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.
Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader Review
Product review of the Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader.
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
Wheel & Reel: Mountain Biking to Remote Fishing...
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
Types of Fish to Fly Fish for
A look at a dozen or so of the most popular freshwater fish to fly fish for.
Fly Fishing for Mountain Whitefish
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
How Weather Conditions Affect Trout Fishing
A look at how weather conditions can affect trout fishing.
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.
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 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.
Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel 5/6 Review
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GoPro HD Hero2 Review: Digital Waterproof...
A review of the GoPro HD Hero2, the best waterproof digital camera for outdoors enthusiasts.
Fly Fishing for Halibut
Everything you need to know about fly fishing for halibut.
Shorter Days + Cooler Nights + Steelhead Fever
Steelhead trout offer exciting fly-fishing on Great Lakes tributaries
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.
Saltwater Attractor Fly Patterns for Salmon and...
A look at some of the best saltwater attractor fly patterns for salmon and steelhead.
Big Fly, Big Fish
Try streamer flies for bigger trout
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas, Calif.
AFFTA Launches Education Grants
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association will make grants to youth education programs
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.
About the Spotted Bass - How to Catch a Spotted...
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.
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 for steelhead on the Big Sur River
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur River.
Q&A with Paul Sharman: Fly Fishing for Mako...
Q&A with Paul Sharman, talking about fly fishing for mako sharks in San Diego.
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.
Product Review: Scientific Anglers Reconnect...
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.
Fly Fishing at Dinkey Creek in California's...
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
How to Tie an Arbor Knot
The best way to tie the backing to your fly reel or arbor.
Types of Flies for Fly Fishing
A look at the different types of flies for fly fishing.
Rock Creek: Making a Name for Itself
A look at an often overlooked creek and its big brown trout near Missoula, Montana.
Pismo Pier Fishing in Pismo Beach
Tips on fishing Pismo Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif.
Fly Fishing Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma,...
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington
Fishing Trip Checklist
A quick checklist in preparation of your next fishing trip.
All About the Brown Trout
Everything you need to know about the brown trout.
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.
Review: The Flyfish Journal, a New Fly Fishing...
A review of The Flyfish Journal, a new Fly Fishing magazine, journal.
How to Tell if Trout are Feeding
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.
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