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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.
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.
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.
Try These Nymphs on Opening Day
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
Five Keys to Catching Steelhead Trout
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
A Newbie's Guide to Fly-Fishing's Numerology
How to make sense of all the numbers in fly-fishing
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.
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.
Best Fly Rods - G. Loomis Fishing Rods
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
The Best Fly Fishing Spots in California
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
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
Snake Rolls & Snap Ts with a Regular Rod
Learning single-handed Spey casts can improve your fishing
Five Tips for Buying Your First Fishing Boat
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
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.
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.
A Great Fly for Winter Trout Fishing
Using s slotted tungsten bead to make a fly sink more quickly.
A Must-Have Accessory
A landing net keeps fish from getting hurt -- or getting away
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.
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.
Product Review: White River Float Tube
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
Hated by Traditionalists, Loved by Trout
The Squirmito is a simple and highly effective worm-style fly.
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,
Fly Rod Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’...
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
New Limit: One Striper Per Day
East coast states drop two-fish limit, even for charter boat anglers
Finding a Trout's Feeding Zone
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
What Fly Rod Sizes to Use
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
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 Flies to Use to Catch a ...
A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.
Web Resources for Anglers on a Budget
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
How to Catch Surfperch
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
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.
All About the Rainbow Trout
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
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.
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.
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.
Lefty Kreh No Longer Thinks Tenkara's a Fad
Lefty Kreh no longer thinks tenkara fly-fishing is a fad.
A New Zealand Favorite is Simple and Effective
The Hare and Copper is a simple and effective trout fly
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.
Fish Streamers for Bigger Fish
No longer 'Plan B,' streamers ride a wave of popularity
Fly Fishing Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
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.
Top Fly Rods -- Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
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 Fly Rods - Fly Rods in the Pacific...
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Catch Golden Trout
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
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.
Traveling with Fly Rods on Airplanes
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
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.
Fly Fishing Cottonwood Lakes
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
Fishing of the South Fork and Lower Kern River
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
How to Tie an Albright Knot
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
Best Fly Fishing Websites
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
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.
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.
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.
Water Proof Camera Review: GoPro Hero...
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
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 Rod Basics
Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
Fly Fishing the White River in Eureka Springs,...
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Fishing From a Float Tube
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
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.
Fly Fishing Clearwater River in Idaho - Where...
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
Fishing the California Aqueduct for Striped Bass
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
Trout Fishing on the Kings River
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
How to Hold a Fly Rod - Best Fly Fishing Grips
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
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.
Spring Fly Fishing in Montana – April Fly...
Montana guide Brian McGeehan shares his April and spring hatches for Montana fly fishing.
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.
Santa Ynez River Fly Fishing
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
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.
Gierach on Writing, Fishing, Weed and More
John Gierach talks about writers and writing, Labrador brook trout, Colorado cutthroats and getting sober.
Fly Fishing for Crappie
Tips for fly fishing for black and white crappie.
How to Catch Trout on Opening Day
How to catch trout in early spring when the water is still cold.
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.
Fly fishing in Missoula, Montana
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
Fly Fishing Cranberry River, West Virginia
A look at fly fishing on the Cranberry River in West Virginia.
The Chest Pack/Vest Generation Gap
Chest packs have become popular with younger anglers
Tips for Catching Huge Montana Brown Trout in...
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
Steelhead Fishing in Central California
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
Fly Fishing the South Fork Snake River in...
Guide tips for fly fishing the South Fork of the Snake River in Irwin, Idaho.
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.
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.
Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel 5/6 Review
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
Where to Fly Fish in Colorado - Best Rivers for...
About.com guide Brian Milne answers a reader's question about some good places to fly fish in Colorado.
Fly fishing for steelhead on the Carmel River
Steelhead Fishing, Central California, Trout fishing on the Carmel River, Carmel fishing, Fishing in Carmel
Yuba River Fly Fishing
A look at the best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
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.
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.
Fly Fishing for Tiger Trout
What is a tiger trout and where can you catch the brown trout-brook trout hybrid.
Use Streamer Flies to Catch Bigger Fish
Five classic streamer flies that catch big fish
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Review
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
Fly Fishing at Dinkey Creek in California's...
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
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.
Check Stream Conditions Before Traveling to Fish
USGS online streamflow gauges give crucial info on stream conditions
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 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 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.
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 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.
Winter Fly Fishing Tips for Montana
Montana fly fishing guide gives some trout fishing tips for finding winter trout in Montana rivers and spring creeks.
Store Review: Bass Pro Shops
Review of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
Inexpensive Tackle's Better Than it Used to Be
Low-priced fly rods are better than they used to be
Fly Fishing a Great Escape for the Daily Rigors...
A column about why you need to do some more fly-fishing.
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.
How to Tie a Nail Knot
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
Fly Fishing in the Rain, and How to Prepare for...
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
Leather and Canvas in a Nylon World
Finn Utility fishing bags and gear cases
Getting Started in Fly Fishing
A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.
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 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.
Salinas River Fly Fishing
A look at steelhead and trout fishing on the Salinas River in California.
Strike Indicators for More Effective Nymphing
Strike indicators are helpful for fly fishing with nymphs.
Can You Sell Fish Caught for Sport?
The California DFG weighs in on selling fish that are caught for sport, and how it's illegal to do so without a commercial license.
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.
Basics: The Fly Line
The basics of fly lines. Fly Fishing.
Piru Creek Fly Fishing
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
Fly Fishing for Halibut
Everything you need to know about fly fishing for halibut.
Gallatin vs. East Gallatin Fly Fishing
While they share the name, Montana’s Gallatin and East Gallatin rivers have their differences when it comes to fly fishing.
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 for steelhead on the Big Sur River
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur River.
Fly Fishing for Mountain Whitefish
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
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.
How to Tie a Perfection Loop
A popular loop-to-loop connection knot for leaders.
Product Review: Omega Amphibian Navigator Float...
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
Fly Fishing Near Lake Tahoe
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
Wheel & Reel: Mountain Biking to Remote Fishing...
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
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 at Santa Paula Creek
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing on Santa Paula Creek near Ventura, Calif.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
Fly Fishing the White River, in Cotter, Arkansas
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Five Fishing Resolutions for the New Year
A look at some resolutions for fly fishers and outdoorsmen this coming year to help improve our fly fishing and outdoors experience.
Surf Fishing in California
A look at some top spots for surf fishing in California.
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.
Hot Creek Ranch: Fly Fishing California's Hot...
A closer look at fly fishing on Hot Creek Ranch and Hot Creek in California.
Swing Your Fly and Let the Current Do the Work
Swinging flies with Spey or switch rods
Fly Fishing in Panama
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
Fly Fishing for Sea Trout
A closer look at the misunderstood sea trout, a popular, sea-run game fish that's actually native to Europe.
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.
GoPro HD Hero2 Review: Digital Waterproof...
A review of the GoPro HD Hero2, the best waterproof digital camera for outdoors enthusiasts.
Get the Kids Fishing with Redington's...
Product review or Redington's Crosswater Youth Outfit for teenage anglers.
Felt Soles Exonerated in Didymo 'Spread'
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Fly Fishing Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma,...
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington

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