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.
Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.
A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.
Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.
Have trouble casting a nymph while fly fishing? Here's a look at the best ways to cast while nymph fishing.
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 list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.
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.
Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.
G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.
A look at the Top 5 best fishing movies, classics 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.
Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.
A profile of the striped bass, also known as a striper, a freshwater and saltwater species that can be found from coast to coast.
Orvis has created some of the top fly rods, such as the Helio, along with other Essential outdoors gear,
Spey casting allows long casts with little effort, even when there's no room for a back cast
A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.
A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.
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.
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.
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 ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.
Review of the Redington Crosswater fly rod and reel combo, which is the best fly rod and reel for beginners.
Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.
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General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.
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 the top fly rod makers in the sport of fly fishing, including rod building by Sage, G Loomis, Thomas and Thomas, Orvis
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 tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.
A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.
The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.
A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead
A review at what makes the aluminum Klamath Utility V Bottom Boat one of my favorite fishing boats of all time.
A first hand product review and test of the Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent for family fishermen and outdoorsman.
Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.
A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.
Tenkara rods are long enough for great line control and soft enough to cast very light lines to avoid drag.
Redington has created fly rods and reals in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest since 1992.
Believe it or not, you can fish the California Aqueduct in the heart of the valley.
Montana guide Brian McGeehan shares his April and spring hatches for Montana fly fishing.
Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.
A look at the top 10 fly tippet makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.
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.
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 of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.
Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.
Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.
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 are much like European and American soft hackle wet flies, but often have reversed hackle
Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.
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 fly fishing on the Cranberry River in West Virginia.
A look at the three main fly fishing grips.
Product review of Omega Aquatics Amphibian Navigator Float Tube and Pontoon Boat Fins.
Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for 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.
A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.
A look at fly fishing on Dinkey Creek in California's Sierra Nevada Forest.
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 fly fishing Clearwater River in Idaho for steelhead trout.
A look at a dozen or so of the most popular freshwater fish to fly fish for.
General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.
A running list of the top Web resources for anglers on a budget.
The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.
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 on the East Walker River in California gives anglers a great shot at the brown trout of a lifetime.
A look at some of the best Fly Fishing destinations in Colorado and the Rockies, including the always popular Colorado River.
A look at some of the best knots for fly fishing, including the Arbor Knot, Albright Knot, Nail Knot and Perfection Loop.
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 some popular species of trout, including the rainbow trout, brown trout, golden trout, cutthroat trout and steelhead trout.
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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 steelhead and trout fishing on the Salinas River in California.
Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.
A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing the American River in Northern California.
Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.
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 the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.
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.
Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.
A look at the best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.
A look at some helpful tips and tricks that could help you out next time you're on the water.
A look at the best bass lakes in Texas, according to state report following electrofishing in the fall of 2012.
A Possible World Record Steelhead was Caught in Washington in February 2009 by Peter Harrison on the Hoh River.
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 best ways to approach fly fishing on Santa Paula Creek near Ventura, Calif.
How to catch trout in early spring when the water is still cold.
A look at the basics of Czech Nymphing fly fishing for trout.
Five classic streamer flies that catch big fish
Fly fishing tips for Falling Spring Creek and Conococheague Creek in Chambersburg, Penn.
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.
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, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs
The basics of chest waders, boot foot waders, stocking foot waders, wading boots and hip boots
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 with a dropper rig gives anglers a shot at surface and subsurface strikes.
A profile of the Gallatin River, located outside of Bozeman, Montana
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 popular way to tie the fly line to the leader
A look at an often overlooked creek and its big brown trout near Missoula, Montana.
A look at some top spots for surf fishing in California.
Steelhead Fishing, Central California, Trout fishing on the Carmel River, Carmel fishing, Fishing in Carmel
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.
Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.
Tips for fly fishing for black and white crappie.
No longer 'Plan B,' streamers ride a wave of popularity
A look at fly fishing at the Arroyo Seco River in Monterey, California
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.
The Chama River and other fine fisheries make New Mexico a hidden gem for fly fishers.
Tips for fly fishing for steelhead in the Hoh, Sol Duc and Bogachiel rivers near Forks, Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula.
Mountain whitefish are a unique species for fly fishermen to pursue in Western North America coldwater streams and rivers.
Product review or Redington's Crosswater Youth Outfit for teenage anglers.
Tips and advice for fly fishing the South Platte River in Colorado.
A look at fishing rod and reel repair and other tips you can utilize to prepare for your next fishing trip.
Two-Handed Rods and Lines. 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.
A look at how weather conditions can affect trout fishing.
Fly fishing for the White River in neighboring waters in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
A closer look at fly fishing for brook trout and cutthroat trout.
A look at fishing on the Potomac River, which borders Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Most alligator gar world records have come from the South, Thailand, where fly fishing for alligator gar has become a popular sport.
A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur River.
A quick checklist in preparation of your next fishing trip.
Guide tips for fly fishing the South Fork of the Snake River in Irwin, Idaho.
Best Fly Fishing in the World (Countries G-N)
Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.
Fly fishing on the Arroyo Seco River near Salinas, Calif.
The best places to fly fish near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state border
How to install a Fly Fishing RSS news feed on your Web site.
A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.
Fishpond Cloudburst Gear Bag Keeps Your Fly Fishing and Outdoors Gear Safe While Traveling
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).
A look at some of the best fly fishing destinations in Panama.
A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.
Product review of the Adamsbuilt HO1 Fly Reel, in weights 5 and 6.
A review of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, from a fly fisherman's perspective.
This Arroyo Grande, Calif., lake can be the best lake the Central Coast has to offer. One issue, however, is the wind factor.
A look at the IGFA's Top 10 lists of the most popular fly fishing gear used to catch world records in 2012.
Everything you need to know about the brown trout.
A look at fly fishing Owens River Valley and the Bishop Creek Area.
Some tips on what to look for when hiring a fishing guide.
The offseason is the time to get on the water and scout out your favorite streams before the fishing season is upon us.