Fly Tying Tools and Materials: A Complete Beginners Guide

It seems like most fly fishers experience this... You walk into a fly shop, pick up a handful of flies, then attempt to get some “local intel” from the cashier... Then your jaw drops as you hand over $17.49 for 5 little pieces of wire, fur and thread. In the parking...

What is a DEAD DRIFT in Fly Fishing plus Tips for Casting

Some days you’ll be on the river on the perfect early fall day. The leaves hang onto their trees with fading hope and determined resolve. The water’s surface is tattooed with the outlines of a half dozen species of aquatic insects. The rod in your hand hasn’t had a...

Best Fly Fishing Combo Under $200: Fly Rod, Reel and Line!

In the under $200 price range you can get a great fly rod setup from a major brand in the fly fishing industry. Any of the rods reviewed here could last a lifetime. Plus if you really get into the sport these would be an excellent backup rod or a loaner to help out a...

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11 Places to Fly Fish in Idaho: Maps Included

Roughly 40 percent of Idaho is covered in National Forest; that translates into 20.4 million acres that are criss-crossed by creeks and rivers full of healthy fish. Originally explored by Lewis and Clark more than two hundred years ago, Idaho is home to some of the...

9 Best Places to Fly Fish in Vermont: MAPS INCLUDED

With a population of less than 700,000 and only 9,000 square miles of total real estate, Vermont is the sixth smallest state in the union. Despite the small size, Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States. One home to these massive forests is...

21 Places to Fly Fish in Oregon: MAPS INCLUDED

When I was a kid, I was always on the hunt for new water where I could wet a line. You could usually find me pedalling around on my beat up bicycle with my fly rod looking for ponds and creeks. I definitely spent more time looking than I did fishing. If I had grown up...