Bass Flies (21 Proven Fly Fishing Patterns That Catch Bass!)

I have been fly fishing for bass for 30 years, but the sheer fury with which they strike a fly still takes my breath away. I have tried every fly from Parachute Adams to eight-inch-long articulated streamers, and after 30 years I have compiled this list of my favorite...

Selecting the Best Fly Tying Vise: Complete Buyers Guide

If you've found this page, your about to embark on journey that might open up a new chapter in your fly fishing book. Tying flies is a step into really understanding what fish are eating and matching your skills to duplicate it. The starting point is a good vise. 7...

Finding the Best Shirt for Fly Fishing (You may catch more fish)

Will a shirt improve your odds of catching fish? If your business is catching fish this is a serious question. Comfort, colors and convenience will improve your odds, I have no doubt. Let me explain the technical features of a fishing shirt and you’ll understand why...

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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...

15 Places to Fly Fish in Wyoming: Maps Included

Wyoming is the least populated state in the Union, and home to some of the finest trout waters in the west. I have listened to my dad’s stories about the pristine fly fishing waters of Wyoming since I was a little kid. He could talk for hours about the legendary...