What is the Biggest Brook Trout Ever Caught? (With Maps and Tips)

For fly anglers, brook trout are what many consider to be the creme dela creme. These are a prized possession within the world of fly fishing. Brook trout are a challenge to locate and happen to live in some of the most beautiful water in the world. Catching a brook...

What is the Biggest Brown Trout Ever Caught? (with Maps and Tips)

Fly fishing for brown trout is often done in beautiful locations with few expectations of catching something massive. The act of being on the water targeting some of the prettiest fish in the world is enough for many. However, there is always a desire in the back of...

Flying with Fly Fishing Gear (Learn the Tricks)

The anticipation of a fly fishing trip puts a smile on any angler’s face. The days before the trip are spent organizing gear, planning out the days and hoping the weather holds. Depending on the destination, flying may be necessary. Flying with fishing gear can be...

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Flying with Fly Fishing Gear (Learn the Tricks)

Flying with Fly Fishing Gear (Learn the Tricks)

The anticipation of a fly fishing trip puts a smile on any angler’s face. The days before the trip are spent organizing gear, planning out the days and hoping the weather holds. Depending on the destination, flying may be necessary. Flying with fishing gear can be...

11 Fly Fishing Tactics to Catch Selective Trout

11 Fly Fishing Tactics to Catch Selective Trout

As I make my way down the riverbank, I see a couple shadows flash and disappear.  I curse myself for not being more wary.   I start to think about what makes a trout selective, I’m sure we could get into the debate about how smart trout are, but I tend...

How to Fly Fish with a Woolly Bugger

How to Fly Fish with a Woolly Bugger

Woolly Buggers are a prized possession for many fly anglers. These flies have been in existence for decades and continue to be as productive as they were when they were first introduced. My largest trout ever was caught on a Woolly Bugger and I always throw these when...

What is the Biggest Bluegill Ever Caught?

What is the Biggest Bluegill Ever Caught?

Ah yes, bluegills. Bluegills are one of the most common and sought-after fish in North America, and they can be found in essentially any body of water in the Continental United States. It’s the fish we catch as kids by simply casting out a bobber and a worm....