What is a BWO in Fly Fishing + How to fish with a BWO

Few things are more embarrassing than asking an angler on their way up from the water what flies to use and not being able to understand their answer. Chances are you won’t have signal to Google the fly so you nod your head and move along. Different areas of the...

What is a Midge in Fly Fishing and How to Select the BEST

Anglers can all recant tales of days that nothing in their tackle box worked. The conditions seemed perfect to catch fish. Whether it was a beautiful hatch right at sunrise or dropping temperatures at dusk, optimism was through the roof. The fish are flying out of...

What is the BEST TIME of DAY to Fly Fish for Trout

Someone once told me that the best time of day to fish is whenever the fish decide to bite. And this is true. Fish will feed all day long, but there are certain times of day when it’s easier to get them to fall for an artificial bait. If you opt to go in the middle...

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11 Places to Fly Fish in Idaho: Maps Included

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...