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.
A look at the Top 10 flies for fly fishing, as voted on by About readers.
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
A profile of the striped bass, also known as a striper, a freshwater and saltwater species that can be found from coast to coast.
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.
Have trouble casting a nymph while fly fishing? Here's a look at the best ways to cast while nymph fishing.
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
How to Cast a Fly - Some concepts to keep in mind next time you're practicing your fly casting technique.
A look at the best Fly Fishing destinations in Idaho, from the north to the heart of Idaho on into the eastern Idaho border.
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
Product review of Trident Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Angler Edition, one of the first sit-on-top kayaks made specifically for fishermen.
Orvis has created some of the top fly rods, such as the Helio, along with other Essential outdoors gear,
A look at the Top 5 best fishing movies, classics of all time.
A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
A look at some cheap fly rods and reels and where to pick up inexpensive combos that are going to hold up.
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
A look at the top 10 fly tippet makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.
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
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
Review of the Redington Crosswater fly rod and reel combo, which is the best fly rod and reel for beginners.
A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.
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.
Montana’s salmonfly hatch fuels great fishing, and even greater stories. Here's the truth about the state's great salmonfly hatch.
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
Best float tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
Tenkara rods are long enough for great line control and soft enough to cast very light lines to avoid drag.
Tenkara flies are much like European and American soft hackle wet flies, but often have reversed hackle
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
A look at the Hobbs Creek Fly Reel, models HCI, HCII, and HCII, available through the White River Fly Shop and www.basspro.com.
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
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.
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
A review at what makes the aluminum Klamath Utility V Bottom Boat one of my favorite fishing boats of all time.
A look at a dozen or so of the most popular freshwater fish to fly fish for.
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
A look at fly fishing on the Cranberry River in West Virginia.
Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.
A look at some of the best Fly Fishing destinations in Colorado and the Rockies, including the always popular Colorado River.
Fly fishing guide Rob Snowhite talks about catching a 34-inch snakehead on a fly and how to fly fish for snakehead.
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
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.
Montana guide Brian McGeehan shares his April and spring hatches for Montana fly fishing.
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General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
Everything you need to know about the golden trout, native to the Kern River watershed in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Websites, blogs and books about tenkara 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.
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
A first hand product review and test of the Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent for family fishermen and outdoorsman.
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
Wondering where the best fishing in California is? Look no further than our 2012 guide to the best fishing destinations in California.
The offseason is the time to get on the water and scout out your favorite streams before the fishing season is upon us.
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
Spey casting allows long casts with little effort, even when there's no room for a back cast
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.
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
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.
A look at some top spots for surf fishing in California.
A look at some of the best knots for fly fishing, including the Arbor Knot, Albright Knot, Nail Knot and Perfection Loop.
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.
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
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.
Fly fishing with a dropper rig gives anglers a shot at surface and subsurface strikes.
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
Colorado is restocking the Arkansas River with giant stoneflies because its pollution has been greatly reduced.
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 species of trout, including the rainbow trout, brown trout, golden trout, cutthroat trout and steelhead trout.
Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
Strike indicators are helpful for fly fishing with nymphs.
Fly fishing on the East Walker River in California gives anglers a great shot at the brown trout of a lifetime.
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.
Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington
A look at the basics of Czech Nymphing fly fishing for trout.
A popular loop-to-loop connection knot for leaders.
A look at some helpful tips and tricks that could help you out next time you're on the water.
A look at fishing rod and reel repair and other tips you can utilize to prepare for your next fishing trip.
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.
General profile and introductory overview of the Kern River.
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.
Tips on fishing Pismo Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif.
A look at the IGFA's Top 10 lists of the most popular fly fishing gear used to catch world records in 2012.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing the American River in Northern California.
A look at unique types of trout, including the tiger trout, sea trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout and Kern River rainbow trout.
Our fly fishing San Luis Obispo series looks at lake, ocean and river fishing in SLO County and neighboring Monterey and Santa Barbara.
Some tips on fly fishing small creeks and streams.
A look at the best bass lakes in Texas, according to state report following electrofishing in the fall of 2012.
Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
Guide tips for fly fishing the South Fork of the Snake River in Irwin, Idaho.
A Possible World Record Steelhead was Caught in Washington in February 2009 by Peter Harrison on the Hoh River.
A Look at Some Popular Flies for Nearshore Fly Fishing
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 for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
What is a tiger trout and where can you catch the brown trout-brook trout hybrid.
A step-by-step look at how to Tie the Muddler Minnow.
Most alligator gar world records have come from the South, Thailand, where fly fishing for alligator gar has become a popular sport.
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas, Calif.
Profile about fishing the North Fork of the Kern River.
Fly fishing tips for Falling Spring Creek and Conococheague Creek in Chambersburg, Penn.
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.
Tips for fly fishing for black and white crappie.
A look at the top fly fishing opportunities in Pemberton, British Columbia.
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.
Tips and advice for fly fishing the South Platte River in Colorado.
A look at the Best Bay Area lake fishing in California.
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
The best places to fly fish at Truckee River, located near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
About.com guide Brian Milne answers a reader's question about some good places to fly fish in Colorado.
A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.
A closer look at fly fishing on Hot Creek Ranch and Hot Creek in California.
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
Five classic streamer flies that catch big fish
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
The basics of chest waders, boot foot waders, stocking foot waders, wading boots and hip boots
Review of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
Fishermen come to Cachuma Lake for two reasons – trout and bass. It’s as simple as that.
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
Tips on fly fishing the Colorado River near the Grand Canyon, from Lees Ferry to Glen Canyon Dam.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries A-E)
How to catch trout in early spring when the water is still cold.
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.
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).
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
A popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
A look at fishing on the Potomac River, which borders Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Fly fishing tips for fishing the North Platte River in Wyoming.
General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.