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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.
Best Fly Reels - Top 10 Fly Reel Makers
Best Fly Reels - Top 10 fly reel makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
Introduction to Fly Fishing: a How to Guide
How to fly fish. A general introduction to fly fishing, popular species and necessary gear.
Best Fly Rods - Sage Fly Fishing Rods
A closer look at Sage Fly Fishing Rods, known as one of the best fly rod makers in the world.
Top 10 Flies for Fly Fishing
A look at the Top 10 flies for fly fishing, as voted on by About readers.
Five Years of Fixed-Line Fly-Fishing
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
Fly Fishing in California – Best Fishing...
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
Five Keys to Catching Steelhead Trout
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
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.
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.
Five Tips for Buying Your First Fishing Boat
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
Best Fly Fishing in the Western U.S.
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.
Fly Rod Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’...
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
Best Fly Rods - G. Loomis Fishing Rods
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
Best Fishing Movies of All Time
A look at the Top 5 best fishing movies, classics of all time.
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.
All About the Rainbow Trout
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
How to Catch a 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.
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,
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
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.
Top Fly Rods -- Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
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.
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.
Fishing From a Float Tube
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
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 at Merced River - How to Fish...
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.
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.
Finding a Trout's Feeding Zone
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
Felt Soles Exonerated in Didymo 'Spread'
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Fly Fishing Cottonwood Lakes
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
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.
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 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.
Best Float Tubes: Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube...
Best float tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
What Fly Rod Sizes to Use
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
How to Tie an Albright Knot
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
When and Where is the Best Steelhead Fishing?
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
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.
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 Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Where to Catch Golden Trout
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
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.
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 the California Aqueduct for Striped Bass
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
Spring Fly Fishing in Montana – April Fly...
Montana guide Brian McGeehan shares his April and spring hatches for Montana fly fishing.
How to Catch Surfperch
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
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.
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.
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.
Water Proof Camera Review: GoPro Hero...
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
Traveling with Fly Rods on Airplanes
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
Three Ways to Tame an Unruly cast
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
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.
Tenkara Flies: Asian Cousins of European Soft...
Tenkara flies are much like European and American soft hackle wet flies, but often have reversed hackle
Try These Nymphs on Opening Day
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
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.
Fly Fishing Cranberry River, West Virginia
A look at fly fishing on the Cranberry River in West Virginia.
How to Hold a Fly Rod - Best Fly Fishing Grips
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
Product Review: Omega Amphibian Navigator Float...
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
Product Review: White River Float Tube
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
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.
Best Fly Fishing Websites
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Fly Fishing at Dinkey Creek in California's...
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
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 Clearwater River in Idaho - Where...
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
Types of Fish to Fly Fish for
A look at a dozen or so of the most popular freshwater fish to fly fish for.
Fishing of the South Fork and Lower Kern River
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
Web Resources for Anglers on a Budget
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
Santa Ynez River Fly Fishing
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
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.
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 Colorado
A look at some of the best Fly Fishing destinations in Colorado and the Rockies, including the always popular Colorado River.
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 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.
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.
Didymo or no didymo, clean angling is a must
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Steelhead Fishing in Central California
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
Fly Fishing Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma,...
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington
Salinas River Fly Fishing
A look at steelhead and trout fishing on the Salinas River in California.
Trout Fishing on the Kings River
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
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.
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.
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.
Fly fishing in Missoula, Montana
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
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.
Tips for Catching Huge Montana Brown Trout in...
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
Yuba River Fly Fishing
A look at the best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
Helpful Fly Fishing Tips
A look at some helpful tips and tricks that could help you out next time you're on the water.
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.
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.
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.
Fly Fishing at Santa Paula Creek
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing on Santa Paula Creek near Ventura, Calif.
How to Catch Trout on Opening Day
How to catch trout in early spring when the water is still cold.
Czech Nymphing Basics
A look at the basics of Czech Nymphing fly fishing for trout.
Use Streamer Flies to Catch Bigger Fish
Five classic streamer flies that catch big fish
Fly Fishing Falling Spring Creek in Chambersburg
Fly fishing tips for Falling Spring Creek and Conococheague Creek in Chambersburg, Penn.
World Record Bass Accepted by IGFA --...
Japan’s Manabu Kurita and his monster largemouth bass have been accepted by the IGFA, tying George Perry’s longstanding mark (22 pounds, 4 ounces) as the all-tackle world record for the largemouth bass.
Unique Types of Trout
A look at unique types of trout, including the tiger trout, sea trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout and Kern River rainbow trout.
Fly Rod Basics
Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
Fly Fishing Wader Basics
The basics of chest waders, boot foot waders, stocking foot waders, wading boots and hip boots
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.
Fly Fishing a Dropper Rig
Fly fishing with a dropper rig gives anglers a shot at surface and subsurface strikes.
Fly Fishing the Gallatin River in Bozeman,...
A profile of the Gallatin River, located outside of Bozeman, Montana
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.
How to Tie a Nail Knot
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
Rock Creek: Making a Name for Itself
A look at an often overlooked creek and its big brown trout near Missoula, Montana.
Surf Fishing in California
A look at some top spots for surf fishing in California.
Fly fishing for steelhead on the Carmel River
Steelhead Fishing, Central California, Trout fishing on the Carmel River, Carmel fishing, Fishing in Carmel
Q&A: Fishing Regulation Updates from...
California Department of Fish and Game marine biologist Carrie Wilson answers questions about using trout and bluegill for bait and many more in this week’s Q&A column.
Fly Fishing in the Rain, and How to Prepare for...
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
Fly Fishing for Crappie
Tips for fly fishing for black and white crappie.
Fish Streamers for Bigger Fish
No longer 'Plan B,' streamers ride a wave of popularity
Fly Fishing at the Arroyo Seco River in...
A look at fly fishing at the Arroyo Seco River in Monterey, California
Santa Margarita Lake Fly Fishing
Depending on the rainy season, Central California’s Santa Margarita Lake can provide some nice fly fishing opportunities for Sierra starved anglers who can’t get up to the mountains.
Fly Fishing in New Mexico
The Chama River and other fine fisheries make New Mexico a hidden gem for fly fishers.
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.
Fly Fishing for Mountain Whitefish
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
Get the Kids Fishing with Redington's...
Product review or Redington's Crosswater Youth Outfit for teenage anglers.
Fly Fishing the South Platte River
Tips and advice for fly fishing the South Platte River in Colorado.
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.
Look Ma, Both Hands: Spey and Switch Rods and...
Two-Handed Rods and Lines. Fly Fishing.
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.
How Weather Conditions Affect Trout Fishing
A look at how weather conditions can affect trout fishing.
Fly Fishing the White River in Eureka Springs,...
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Fly Fishing for Brook Trout and Cutthroat
A closer look at fly fishing for brook trout and cutthroat trout.
Potomac River Fly Fishing
A look at fishing on the Potomac River, which borders Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
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 steelhead on the Big Sur River
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur River.
Fishing Trip Checklist
A quick checklist in preparation of your next fishing trip.
Fly Fishing the South Fork Snake River in...
Guide tips for fly fishing the South Fork of the Snake River in Irwin, Idaho.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries G-N)
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries G-N)
Wheel & Reel: Mountain Biking to Remote Fishing...
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas, Calif.
Fly Fishing Near Lake Tahoe
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
Add Fly Fishing News To Your Site
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
Piru Creek Fly Fishing
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
Product Review: Fishpond Cloudburst Gear Bag
Fishpond Cloudburst Gear Bag Keeps Your Fly Fishing and Outdoors Gear Safe While Traveling
Deschutes River Fly Fishing
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).
Fly Fishing in Panama
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
Getting Started in Fly Fishing
A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.
Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel 5/6 Review
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Review
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
Lopez Lake Fly Fishing
This Arroyo Grande, Calif., lake can be the best lake the Central Coast has to offer. One issue, however, is the wind factor.
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.
All About the Brown Trout
Everything you need to know about the brown trout.
Fly Fishing Owens River Valley, Bishop Creek Area
A look at fly fishing Owens River Valley and the Bishop Creek Area.
What to Look for in a Fishing Guide
Some tips on what to look for when hiring a fishing guide.
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.

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