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 look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
A profile of the striped bass, also known as a striper, a freshwater and saltwater species that can be found from coast to coast.
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
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
A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.
Chest packs have become popular with younger anglers
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.
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
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
Have trouble casting a nymph while fly fishing? Here's a look at the best ways to cast while nymph fishing.
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly 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.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
Pro Fly Angling Tour uses fast-paced format, allows rec-style tactics
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
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.
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
A review at what makes the aluminum Klamath Utility V Bottom Boat one of my favorite fishing boats of all time.
A look at some cheap fly rods and reels and where to pick up inexpensive combos that are going to hold up.
How to Cast a Fly - Some concepts to keep in mind next time you're practicing your fly casting technique.
Product review of Trident Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Angler Edition, one of the first sit-on-top kayaks made specifically for fishermen.
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
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.
Spey casting allows long casts with little effort, even when there's no room for a back cast
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
Orvis has created some of the top fly rods, such as the Helio, along with other Essential outdoors gear,
Review of the Redington Crosswater fly rod and reel combo, which is the best fly rod and reel for beginners.
A first hand product review and test of the Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent for family fishermen and outdoorsman.
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
A look at the top 10 fly tippet makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
Wondering where the best fishing in California is? Look no further than our 2012 guide to the best fishing destinations in California.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.
Douglas Outdoors will sell high-end American-made fly rods, along with mid-priced models
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
Our fly fishing San Luis Obispo series looks at lake, ocean and river fishing in SLO County and neighboring Monterey and Santa Barbara.
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 best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
Montana doesn't stock trout in streams with wild trout populations
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt Truckee River Breathable Wader.
Steelhead trout offer exciting fly-fishing on Great Lakes tributaries
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.
Some tips on what to look for in a fishing kayak
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Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
A look at fishing rod and reel repair and other tips you can utilize to prepare for your next fishing trip.
Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.
Best float tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
How GPS Technology can help anglers plot out their next fishing trip.
A look at some of the best knots for fly fishing, including the Arbor Knot, Albright Knot, Nail Knot and Perfection Loop.
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.
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
Everything you need to know about the golden trout, native to the Kern River watershed in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Guide tips for fly fishing the South Fork of the Snake River in Irwin, Idaho.
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 of the best Fly Fishing destinations in Colorado and the Rockies, including the always popular Colorado River.
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington
A look at the best bass lakes in Texas, according to state report following electrofishing in the fall of 2012.
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
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 EPA wants to block the proposed Pebble Mine's impact on streams and wetlands to protect salmon.
The basics of fly lines. Fly Fishing.
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.
How to Release a Rainbow Trout while Fly Fishing. From the Fly Fishing in California newsletter by the Department of Fishing and Game. Outdoors Q&A - Feb. 11, 2008.
A Possible World Record Steelhead was Caught in Washington in February 2009 by Peter Harrison on the Hoh River.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing on Santa Paula Creek near Ventura, Calif.
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.
The offseason is the time to get on the water and scout out your favorite streams before the fishing season is upon us.
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.
Five classic streamer flies that catch big fish
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
Fly fishing guide Rob Snowhite talks about catching a 34-inch snakehead on a fly and how to fly fish for snakehead.
A look at the top fly fishing opportunities in Pemberton, British Columbia.
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.
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
A look at some of top fly fishing destinations in Southwest Colorado.
A look at the different types of flies for fly fishing.
Strong Showing But No Medal for Fly Fishing Team USA
A look at some helpful tips and tricks that could help you out next time you're on the water.
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
General profile and introductory overview of the Kern River.
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
A look at fly fishing Owens River Valley and the Bishop Creek Area.
A look at fishing on the Potomac River, which borders Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
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.
Tips for fly fishing for steelhead in the Hoh, Sol Duc and Bogachiel rivers near Forks, Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula.
A look back on a 2005 fishing trip in Bahia de los Angeles in Baja, Mexico
A popular loop-to-loop connection knot for leaders.
Steelhead Fishing, Central California, Trout fishing on the Carmel River, Carmel fishing, Fishing in Carmel
A quick checklist in preparation of your next fishing trip.
Fly fishing on the East Walker River in California gives anglers a great shot at the brown trout of a lifetime.
The Chama River and other fine fisheries make New Mexico a hidden gem for fly fishers.
A look at an often overlooked creek and its big brown trout near Missoula, Montana.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
Even when there are baitfish everywhere, consider using streamers when fly fishing for bass.
Fly fishing tips for fishing the Kings River in California's Sierra Nevada.
A look at a dozen or so of the most popular freshwater fish to fly fish for.
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.
Backwater Paddle Company's Predator and Piranha kayak fishing hand paddles make staying in position while kayak fishing easy.
Review of the Sheffield Angler 17-in-1 Multi-Tool, a fishing tool/leatherman that includes a hook sharpener, 3-inch fillet knife, scissors, fish scaler, hook remover, ruler/hard file, wire cutters, awl, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, can opener, soft file and pliers.
A look at some popular species of trout, including the rainbow trout, brown trout, golden trout, cutthroat trout and steelhead trout.
No longer 'Plan B,' streamers ride a wave of popularity
While they share the name, Montana’s Gallatin and East Gallatin rivers have their differences when it comes to fly fishing.
Q&A with Paul Sharman, talking about fly fishing for mako sharks in San Diego.
A look at fly fishing on the Cranberry River in West Virginia.
Montana’s salmonfly hatch fuels great fishing, and even greater stories. Here's the truth about the state's great salmonfly hatch.
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 reel types, sizes and prices and what kinds of fish they are used for
A profile of the Gallatin River, located outside of Bozeman, Montana
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries G-N)
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
The Fishpond Deep Creek chest pack is the perfect size and provides easy access to all your in-between gear, all while keeping your gear high and dry.
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 Some Popular Flies for Nearshore Fly Fishing
How Much Help is Too Much Help When Fishing With Kids? From the Fly Fishing in California newsletter by the Department of Fishing and Game. Outdoors Q&A - Feb. 19, 2008.
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.