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These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:22:35 +0000

 



Top 10 Fly Fishing Rod Manufacturers

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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?

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Best Fly Reels - Top 10 fly reel makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.



The Best Fly Fishing Spots in California

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at the best fly fishing spots in California for saltwater and freshwater anglers.



Top 10 Flies for Fly Fishing

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at the Top 10 flies for fly fishing, as voted on by About readers.



Why Are Sage Fly Fishing Rods So Great?

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A general introduction to fly fishing, popular species, and necessary gear. Read on for more information.



When and Where is the Best Steelhead Fishing?

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at the best times and places to fly fish for steelhead



Best Fishing in California

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Wondering where the best fishing in California is? Look no further than our 2012 guide to the best fishing destinations in California.



What Flies to Use to Catch a ...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A breakdown of the best flies to catch sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, cutthroat trout and arctic char.



Fishing Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo Rivers

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo rivers.



Cheap Fly Rods and Reels

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at some cheap fly rods and reels and where to pick up inexpensive combos that are going to hold up.



12 of the Best Fly Fishing Spots in the Western...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



What Fly Rod Sizes to Use

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A breakdown of what size fly rod sizes are best for the different fisheries most anglers fly fish.



A Fly Fisherman's Guide to Catching Striped Bass

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A profile of the striped bass, also known as a striper, a freshwater and saltwater species that can be found from coast to coast.



Q&A with a Washington Fly fishing Guide

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



Five Keys to Catching Steelhead Trout

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Some tips to keep in mind next time you're fly fishing for steelhead trout.



What Size Fly Rod Should I Use?

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



Top 10 Fly Tippets - Best Manufacturers

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at the top 10 fly tippet makers as listed by the IGFA World Record Book.



Best Fly Rods - Orvis Fishing Rods

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Orvis has created some of the top fly rods, such as the Helio, along with other Essential outdoors gear,



Best Fly Fishing in Idaho

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

G. Loomis creates some of the top fly rods for both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.



All About the Rainbow Trout

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Everything you need to know about the rainbow trout, the most popular species for fly fishermen.



Fly Fishing San Luis Obispo – Part 1

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Our fly fishing San Luis Obispo series looks at lake, ocean and river fishing in SLO County and neighboring Monterey and Santa Barbara.



River Fly Fishing Tips

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



Salinas River Fly Fishing

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at steelhead and trout fishing on the Salinas River in California.



South Fork Snake River Fly Fishing

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



Fly Fishing for Redfish

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Tips for fly fishing for redfish, or red drum, along with where to catch them.



Best Fishing Movies of All Time

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



Traveling with Fly Rods on Airplanes

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Some tips on traveling with fly rods and reels on airplanes.



Try These Nymphs on Opening Day

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Nymphs are the best flies to use in the early days of trout season.



Steelhead Fishing on the Big Sur River

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at steelhead fishing in Central California on the Big Sur River.



Top Fly Rods -- Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.



Tips for Catching Huge Montana Brown Trout in...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Montana fly fishing guide offers up tips on catching whopper brown trout in the fall.



October Fly Fishing Tips: Go Big or Go Small

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



Fly fishing in Missoula, Montana

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Fly fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek in Missoula, Montana.



A New Zealand Favorite is Simple and Effective

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

The Hare and Copper is a simple and effective trout fly



Fly Rod Basics

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Fly rod basics, brands of fly rods, what kind of fly rod to buy, fly rod costs



The Chest Pack/Vest Generation Gap

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Chest packs have become popular with younger anglers



Store Review: Cabela's

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z




Where to Catch Golden Trout

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at some of the best destinations to catch golden trout.



Five Tips for Buying Your First Fishing Boat

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A list of the top five tips for buying your first fishing boat.



Fishing From a Float Tube

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Everything you need to know about fly fishing from a float tube.



Shorter Days + Cooler Nights + Steelhead Fever

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Steelhead trout offer exciting fly-fishing on Great Lakes tributaries



Product Review: Hobbs Creek Fly Reel

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at the Hobbs Creek Fly Reel, models HCI, HCII, and HCII, available through the White River Fly Shop and www.basspro.com.



Jim Murphy's New Venture to Join High-End,...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Douglas Outdoors will sell high-end American-made fly rods, along with mid-priced models



Inexpensive Tackle's Better Than it Used to Be

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Low-priced fly rods are better than they used to be



The Best Baetis Nymph of All Time

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Th Pheasant Tail nymph is a must-have for trout fishers everywhere.



Wheel & Reel: Mountain Biking to Remote Fishing...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Tips on using a mountain bike to reach your favorite fishing spots.



Spey Fishing: Here's What You Need to Know

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Spey casting allows long casts with little effort, even when there's no room for a back cast



Four Wet Flies Every Trout Fisher Should Try

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Wet flies come in different styles, and all are effective in their own ways



Five Years of Fixed-Line Fly-Fishing

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Tenkara fly-fishing uses no reel, only telescoping rod, line and fly.



Top Fly Rod Makers

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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



Best Fly Fishing Websites

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at some of the best fly fishing websites on the web.



Redington Crosswater Fly Rod and Reel Review

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Review of the Redington Crosswater fly rod and reel combo, which is the best fly rod and reel for beginners.



Trout and Humans Coexist (Mostly) in the...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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How to Tell if Trout are Feeding

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



Best Fly Fishing in Nevada

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



Product Review: White River Float Tube

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Product review of White River's round and open-front float tubes for fly fishing.



Lefty Kreh No Longer Thinks Tenkara's a Fad

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Lefty Kreh no longer thinks tenkara fly-fishing is a fad.



Best Fly Fishing in Colorado

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at some of the best Fly Fishing destinations in Colorado and the Rockies, including the always popular Colorado River.



Best Fly Fishing in Montana

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

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.



A Gold Rush Town with Gold Medal Trout Streams

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Fairplay, Colorado is an out-of-the-way destination near great fly-fishing.



Best Bass Lakes in Texas, According to State...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at the best bass lakes in Texas, according to state report following electrofishing in the fall of 2012.



How to Catch Surfperch

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Fall and winter can be an ideal time for finding surfperch.



Hated by Traditionalists, Loved by Trout

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

The Squirmito is a simple and highly effective worm-style fly.



Fly Fishing Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Tips for fly fishing on Helton Creek, in Jefferson, N.C.



A Must-Have Accessory

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A landing net keeps fish from getting hurt -- or getting away



The Summertime Blues: Hot-Season Trout Fishing

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Hot weather is tough on trout fishing, but there are places to find cool water and frisky fish.



Profile of the Golden Trout

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Everything you need to know about the golden trout, native to the Kern River watershed in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.



A Newbie's Guide to Fly-Fishing's Numerology

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

How to make sense of all the numbers in fly-fishing



Staten Islander Shatters Own IGFA Striper Record

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Joan Sharrott of New York boated a 39-pound striper, a likely women's IGFA record for 20-pound tippet



Fly Fishing at Merced River - How to Fish...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing in and around Yosemite on the Merced River.



Fly Fishing in Central California

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Rainbow trout fishing on the Kings River outside of Fresno in Central California.



Finding a Trout's Feeding Zone

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Everything you need to know about the four different feeding zones in a typical trout stream.



Trout Streams as Playing Fields

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Journalist Kirk Deeter says competitive fly-fishing may be unfair to other anglers and bad for trout.



A Depression Era Fly Shop That's As Relevant As...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Dette Trout Flies is the oldest fly shop in the country continuously that's still operated by the same family



Best Float Tubes: Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Best float tube review: Breaking down my favorite float tube, the Caddis Nevada Gold Float Tube.



Gierach on Writing, Fishing, Weed and More

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

John Gierach talks about writers and writing, Labrador brook trout, Colorado cutthroats and getting sober.



Fly Fishing Cottonwood Lakes

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Cottonwood Lakes, Calif., for golden trout.



Best Fishing Kayak - Ocean Kayak Prowler 15...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Product review of Trident Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Angler Edition, one of the first sit-on-top kayaks made specifically for fishermen.



Santa Ynez River Fly Fishing

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

The Santa Ynez River offers trout and smallmouth bass fishing along California's Central Coast.



Buff Bandanas, Headwear Offer Protection From...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A review of Buff headwear for fishermen, including bandanas and protective outdoors wear.



Big Apple Chefs Take Stripers Off the Menu

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

The #SaveOurStripers campaign calls attention to the plight of east coast striped bass



Fly Fishing in the Rain, and How to Prepare for...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Some tips on how to be successful fly fishing in the rain.



World Record Alligator Gar? Fly Fishing for...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Most alligator gar world records have come from the South, Thailand, where fly fishing for alligator gar has become a popular sport.



EPA: Unchecked Climate Change Could Wipe Out...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Climate change threatens most of the trout habitat in the United States, but taking action on greenhouse gas emissions could preserve 81 percent of cold water streams by the end of the century, according to the EPA



Fly Fishing for Monster Trout

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Tips on fly fishing and catching monster trout from a Montana guide who knows how to catch the big ones.



Fishing of the South Fork and Lower Kern River

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

General profile of fishing on the South Fork and Lower Kern River.



Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent Review

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A first hand product review and test of the Coleman Sunrise Point 8-Person Tent for family fishermen and outdoorsman.



New Products Feted at International Fly Tackle...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Simms Fishing Products and Sage Fly Fishing were the big winners at the International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show in Orland in July.



Fly Fishing Whale Rock Reservoir

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

General profile and introductory overview of fly fishing Whale Rock Reservoir, in Cayucos, Calif., for steelhead trout.



Fish Streamers for Bigger Fish

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

No longer 'Plan B,' streamers ride a wave of popularity



Fly Rod Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Review of Temple Fork Outfitters’ new BVK fly rod, launched in 2012.



A Win for Landowners in NM Stream Access Fight

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A new law in New Mexico restricts access to streams on private property.



At long last, American Anglers Win a Medal

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

Fly Fishing Team USA took the silver at the 2015 World Fly Fishing Championship in Bosnia-Herzegovina June 20.



Possible World Record Steelhead Caught in...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A Possible World Record Steelhead was Caught in Washington in February 2009 by Peter Harrison on the Hoh River.



A Great Fly for Winter Trout Fishing

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A variant of Lance Egan's Frenchie nymph



5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants Review

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A review of 5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants, the perfect hybrid pant for the field -- at work and in the outdoors.



World's Top Fly Anglers Vie for Gold

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

The 2015 World Fly Fishing Championship will take place June 18-20.



Fishing Trip Preparation - Fishing Rod, Reel...

2016-12-05T11:22:35Z

A look at fishing rod and reel repair and other tips you can utilize to prepare for your next fishing trip.