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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How to Fly Fish with Eggs (A Complete Guide)

How to Fly Fish with Eggs (A Complete Guide)

Steelhead fly fishers know a valuable piece of trout lore more easterners are learning. I am one of those easterners, located in western Pennsylvania, far from any salt water and sea-run fish. I have, however, found good use of the westerns’ knowledge. Fly fishermen...

7 Ways to Use Hemostats Fly Fishing (With Video)

7 Ways to Use Hemostats Fly Fishing (With Video)

Being prepared in life is a key facet of being successful. To be successful as a fly angler, time needs to be put in off the water organizing flies, rods, reels and the minor accessories. Too often, I get to the water and realize I forgot one or two things. One of the...

How to Fly Fish for Steelhead in Small Streams

How to Fly Fish for Steelhead in Small Streams

My favorite way to chase steelhead is in small rivers and streams. One of my nameless rivers is a small stream by Western standards, especially in its upper reaches. There, following a narrow corridor through the forest, the river rushes down over a bottom of bright...

How to Choose the Right Nymph & Catch More Trout!

How to Choose the Right Nymph & Catch More Trout!

I've written so many articles on nymph fishing, because it's affective. Competitive fly fishers are masters of reading the water and NYMPH fishing. So if the bass, trout and panfish are eating mostly below the water surface. The question is: Which nymph do I use under...

Fly Fishing for Silver Salmon [Alaskan Wisdom]

Fly Fishing for Silver Salmon [Alaskan Wisdom]

Silver salmon are one of those fish that it’s hard to get enough of.  Usually by March I’m planning an annual August escape.  Chasing salmon has become a pilgrimage for me just like that salmon returning to home waters. I have ruined my life with this...

15 Awesome Nymph Fishing Tips [That Really Work]

15 Awesome Nymph Fishing Tips [That Really Work]

Few of us anglers are actually the purists we aspire to be, I think. For years, I styled myself as the dry-fly guy. If fish wouldn’t eat on top, I didn’t want to catch them. And for a while, that worked alright for me. But I realized quickly how much fishing I was...