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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:43:48 +0000

 



Top 10 Fly Fishing Rod Manufacturers

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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?

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



The Best Fly Fishing Spots in California

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



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

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



Top Fly Rod Makers

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



How to Get Started Fly Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Why Are Sage Fly Fishing Rods So Great?

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



Where to Catch Golden Trout

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Best Fly Fishing in Idaho

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A look at the best Fly Fishing destinations in Idaho, from the north to the heart of Idaho on into the eastern Idaho border.



Santa Ynez River Fly Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Q&A with a Washington Fly fishing Guide

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



When and Where is the Best Steelhead Fishing?

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Fishing Big Sur, Carmel and San Lorenzo Rivers

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Salinas River Fly Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Best Fly Rods - G. Loomis Fishing Rods

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Best Fly Rods - Orvis Fishing Rods

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



October Fly Fishing Tips: Go Big or Go Small

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



Top Fly Rods -- Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A review of Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods.



Top 10 Fly Tippets - Best Manufacturers

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Product Review: Hobbs Creek Fly Reel

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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 Simple Dry Fly with Intercontinental Appeal

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

The Deer Hair Sedge is an effective dry fly in many situations



Tips for Catching Huge Montana Brown Trout in...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Fly Fishing Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma,...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Fly fishing tips for Puget Sound, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington



A Fly Fisherman's Guide to Catching Striped Bass

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants Review

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Fly-Fishing Industry Demands Action on Climate...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



EPA: Unchecked Climate Change Could Wipe Out...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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 in Central California

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



The Summertime Blues: Hot-Season Trout Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Staten Islander Shatters Own IGFA Striper Record

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Buff Bandanas, Headwear Offer Protection From...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Tenkara Flies Go Mainsteam

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Umpqua Feather Merchants will introduce a line of tenkara flies in January 2016



First World Championship Medal for Fly Fishing...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Fly Fishing Team USA won the silver medal at the World Fly Fishing Championship in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina



At long last, American Anglers Win a Medal

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Getting Started in Fly Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A summary of the basic equipment required for fly fishing.



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

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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The Drift, the Rise, the Take: Surface Fishing...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Dry-fly fishing for trout provides some of the most exciting action of the season.



Four Wet Flies Every Trout Fisher Should Try

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



'The Gamest Fish That Swims'

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Snallmouth and Largemouth bass are great for fly-fishing



Review: Klamath Utility V Bottom Aluminum Boats

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A review at what makes the aluminum Klamath Utility V Bottom Boat one of my favorite fishing boats of all time.



Possible World Record Steelhead Caught in...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



U.S. Gets Seat on FIPS Board

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Paul Bourcq is the first American named to the group that sets rules for fly-fishing competition



Where is Your Favorite Place to Fly Fish?

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Where is Your Favorite Place to Fly Fish?



Triple the Odds with a Multi-Fly Rig

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Using More Than One Fly at a Time Can Increase Your Chance of Catching Fish



Fly Fishing Whale Rock Reservoir

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Best Fly Fishing in Nevada

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



A Win for Landowners in NM Stream Access Fight

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Fly Fishing for Monster Trout

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Letterman's Retirement Plans Include Tenkara

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

The Late Show host was given a tenkara rod by his 11-year-old son, Harry.



Fly Fishing for Redfish

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Soul River Unites Veterans and Urban Youth on...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Fly-fishing rescued Chad Brown from PTSD. Now he's casting to urban youth and veterans in Oregon and Washington.



Yuba River Fly Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A look at the best ways to approach Yuba River fly fishing in Northern California.



Fish Get Up Early. We Should Too.

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Fishing at dawn, dusk or overnight can result in fast action with big fish.



How to Tie an Albright Knot - Tying Backing to...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

The best way to tie the backing to your fly line or join different diameters of monofilament.



Where to Find Trout in the Dog Days of Summer

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Tailwater rivers and spring creeks are good places to fish for trout in the summer.



Strike Indicators for More Effective Nymphing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Strike indicators are helpful for fly fishing with nymphs.



How to Cast a Fly - Keys to Fly Casting

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

How to Cast a Fly - Some concepts to keep in mind next time you're practicing your fly casting technique.



Three Ways to Tame an Unruly cast

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Basic fly casting principles will make your fishing more enjoyable and successful.



Piru Creek Fly Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A look at fly fishing on Piru Creek, which is located in Southern California.



Fishing for Snakeheads: Fly Fishing Guide...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Fly fishing guide Rob Snowhite talks about catching a 34-inch snakehead on a fly and how to fly fish for snakehead.



Ignore the Calendar. Go Fishing!

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

How to stay warm while fly-fishing in the winter.



Hare's Ear + Deer Hair = Killer Dry Fly

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Deer Hair Sedge. Fly Fishing.



People Who Fish: Ted Williams

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Former Red Sox slugger Ted Williams was not only a great hitter but was a world class fisherman.



Product Review: Scientific Anglers Reconnect...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



Tools for Fly Tying

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

While there’s a wide range of tools and accessories you can use, here’s a quick rundown of the top 10 tools you need for tying flies.



Fly Fishing at the American Rive

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A look at the best ways to approach fly fishing the American River in Northern California.



Popular Fly Fishing Knots: Perfection Loop,...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A look at some of the best knots for fly fishing, including the Arbor Knot, Albright Knot, Nail Knot and Perfection Loop.



Shorter Days + Cooler Nights + Steelhead Fever

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Steelhead trout offer exciting fly-fishing on Great Lakes tributaries



Trout Gone Wild: Why Montana Quit Stocking...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Montana doesn't stock trout in streams with wild trout populations



Fishing of the South Fork and Lower Kern River

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Is No-Kill Fishing a Mean Thing to Do?

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Animal rights groups contend catch and release fishing is cruel.



Best Fly Lines for Fly Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



Catching Halibut on a Fly - Fly Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Everything you need to know about fly fishing for halibut.



Getting Started in Fly Tying

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Books and starter kits for people new to fly tying.



When these mayflies emerge, trout feed at the...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Annual emergences of mayflies cause surface-feeding action on trout streams



Fly Fishing with President Obama a Trip to...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



Fish Streamers for Bigger Fish

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



TU: Mine Would Rob Water from Montana Trout...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

The proposed Rock Creek Mine threatens two streams vital for bull trout spawning, advocates say



Nymph Fly Fishing Tips

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Have trouble casting a nymph while fly fishing? Here's a look at the best ways to cast while nymph fishing.



Water Proof Camera Review: GoPro Hero...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Water Proof Camera Review of the GoPro Hero Waterproof Digital Camera for Fly Fisherman.



What to Look for in a Fishing Guide

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Some tips on what to look for when hiring a fishing guide.



How to Hold a Fly Rod - Best Fly Fishing Grips

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A look at the three main fly fishing grips.



Fly Fishing for Carp - How to Fly Fish for Carp

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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.



Pat Weiss of PA Nets \$20K at Inaugural PFA Comp

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Pro Fly Angling Tour uses fast-paced format, allows rec-style tactics



Teamwork the Key to U.S. Youth Team's Dominance

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Gold-medal team shared intel at youth world fly-fishing championship in Poland



Simplify With Simple Flies

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

The Usual is a simple and effective fly made of snowshoe hare's foot fur.



What to Do When You Encounter a Bear

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

What to do when you encounter a Bear in the wilderness.



Fly Fishing for Sacramento Delta Striper

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

The East Coast always gets a lot of attention, but don’t sleep on fly fishing for Sacramento Delta striper out of Sacramento, Calif.



The Untold Story of a Gifted Fly-Tier

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

The Untold Story of a Gifted Fly-Tier



Tenkara Flies: Asian Cousins of European Soft...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Tenkara flies are much like European and American soft hackle wet flies, but often have reversed hackle



Olsen Leads Team of Veterans to America Cup Title

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Devin Olsen won the 2014 America Cup fly-fishing competition.



What A Newbie Needs to Know About Fly-Fshing...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Review: 'How To Get Started In Fly Fishing Without Going Broke, Crazy or to Patagonia' by Frederic Thorner



Fly fishing in Missoula, Montana

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Dwindling salmon runs spark concern

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Spawning runs of Atlantic salmon declined in Quebec rivers in 2014



Redington Crosswater Fly Rod and Reel Review

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

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



Saltwater Species Caught on the West Coast...

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Saltwater Species Caught on the West Coast – Part 2



A Great Fly for Winter Trout Fishing

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

A variant of Lance Egan's Frenchie nymph



Remembering Neal Taylor

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Remembering legendary fly fishing instructor Neal Taylor.



Bent Hooks and Lost Trout

2017-02-26T11:43:48Z

Always check your fly after pulling it free from an obstruction