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.
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
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, Calif.
A look at the Top 10 flies for fly fishing, as voted on by About readers.
Tips on fly fishing the Colorado River near the Grand Canyon, from Lees Ferry to Glen Canyon Dam.
The kinds of flies used in fly fishing
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
A look at the best Fly Fishing destinations in Idaho, from the north to the heart of Idaho on into the eastern Idaho border.
Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees: Popovics, Schullery, Bates, Marston
News about the Pebble Mine, Cortland Line Co. and Umpqua Feather Merchants
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 of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
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.
Montana doesn't stock trout in streams with wild trout populations
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.
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
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
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
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.
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 list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
Spey casting allows long casts with little effort, even when there's no room for a back cast
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Review of the Redington Crosswater fly rod and reel combo, which is the best fly rod and reel for beginners.
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.
Douglas Outdoors will sell high-end American-made fly rods, along with mid-priced models
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
A look at some cheap fly rods and reels and where to pick up inexpensive combos that are going to hold up.
Some tips on what to look for in a fishing kayak
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.
Orvis has created some of the top fly rods, such as the Helio, along with other Essential outdoors gear,
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.
The offseason is the time to get on the water and scout out your favorite streams before the fishing season is upon us.
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
How GPS Technology can help anglers plot out their next fishing trip.
A look at the Hobbs Creek Fly Reel, models HCI, HCII, and HCII, available through the White River Fly Shop and www.basspro.com.
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
How to Cast a Fly - Some concepts to keep in mind next time you're practicing your fly casting technique.
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
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 Team USA
The EPA wants to block the proposed Pebble Mine's impact on streams and wetlands to protect salmon.
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
A Possible World Record Steelhead was Caught in Washington in February 2009 by Peter Harrison on the Hoh River.
Everything you need to know about the golden trout, native to the Kern River watershed in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
Steelhead trout offer exciting fly-fishing on Great Lakes tributaries
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
Tips and advice for fly fishing the South Platte River in Colorado.
Try streamer flies for bigger trout
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
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 tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
Fly fishing with a dropper rig gives anglers a shot at surface and subsurface strikes.
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Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader.
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
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 the best saltwater attractor fly patterns for salmon and steelhead.
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
A look at the top 10 fly tippet makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
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.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for 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.
Tips on fishing Pismo Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif.
General profile and introductory overview of the Kern River.
A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.
A look at some of the best knots for fly fishing, including the Arbor Knot, Albright Knot, Nail Knot and Perfection Loop.
A first hand product review and test of the Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent for family fishermen and outdoorsman.
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold hearings on reducing harvest of striped bass
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
A review of 5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants, the perfect hybrid pant for the field -- at work and in the outdoors.
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Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
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.
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.
Video of brown trout rising to damselflies in New Zealand
Fly fishing guide Rob Snowhite talks about catching a 34-inch snakehead on a fly and how to fly fish for snakehead.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing on Santa Paula Creek near Ventura, Calif.
Chest packs have become popular with younger anglers
Product review or Redington's Crosswater Youth Outfit for teenage anglers.
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.
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
Books and starter kits for people new to fly tying.
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
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.
A column about why you need to do some more fly-fishing.
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
Steelhead Fishing, Central California, Trout fishing on the Carmel River, Carmel fishing, Fishing in Carmel
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.
Review of Kiss the Water by Eric Steel
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
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.
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
Getting started in fly tying
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
The TroutLegend fly fishing league hosts tournaments on public streams in the eastern U.S.
Some of my favorite fly fishing tips for bass.
The basics of chest waders, boot foot waders, stocking foot waders, wading boots and hip boots
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
A look at the basics of Czech Nymphing fly fishing for trout.
Wondering where the best fishing in California is? Look no further than our 2012 guide to the best fishing destinations in California.
A look at the best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
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
The U.S. Fly Fishing Team tries for its third gold medal at the 2014 world championship in Poland.
Washington to end steelhead stocking in 'gene pool' rivers
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
Strike indicators are helpful for fly fishing with nymphs.
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
Pro Fly Angling Tour uses fast-paced format, allows rec-style tactics
A look back on a 2005 fishing trip in Bahia de los Angeles in Baja, Mexico
Montana’s salmonfly hatch fuels great fishing, and even greater stories. Here's the truth about the state's great salmonfly hatch.
Gold-medal team shared intel at youth world fly-fishing championship in Poland
A look at the IGFA's Top 10 lists of the most popular fly fishing gear used to catch world records in 2012.
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 tips for fishing Bennett Spring State Park and Roaring River State Park in Missouri.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing the American River in Northern California.
TroutLegend League Drops Euro-Style Rules for Some Fly-Fishing Competitions
Tenkara flies are much like European and American soft hackle wet flies, but often have reversed hackle
A quick checklist in preparation of your next fishing trip.