7 Best Places to Fly Fish in August & September (Maps, Flies and More)

By August, fly anglers are in peak condition. The rust of the winter months is completely gone, waters are officially clear and the next two months are going to provide some of the best fishing opportunities of the entire year.  As the temperatures warm, the...

7 Best Places to Fly Fish in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is one of the few places that I’ll admit is perhaps more visually captivating than my beloved Rocky Mountains. Having grown up in the shadow of some of the West’s most iconic peaks, I’m not one who’s easily impressed by just any landscape. Acadia,...

Where to Fly Fish in Yosemite National Park [with MAPS]

Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular in the country. It had 4.5 million visitors in 2019 alone, according to the National Park Service. That puts it tied with Zion National Park in terms of visitors. While most people are drawn to Yosemite for its...

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7 Best Places to Fly Fish in April (Maps Included)

7 Best Places to Fly Fish in April (Maps Included)

For fly anglers, April is the start of new beginnings. After sitting inside for months due to the cold weather, April provides warmer temperatures and ample opportunities to spend time on the water. The hatches become more plentiful, the water flow starts to steady...

Learn to Fly Fish (Step by Step with VIDEOS)

Learn to Fly Fish (Step by Step with VIDEOS)

Everybody’s fly fishing career tells a story. For some, it’s a love poem and for others it’s more like a short news blurb. Those who have tried to fly fish all have a deep respect for it; even if they quit. Between the intricacies of the techniques/gear and...

Understanding Fly Fishing Hooks (Size Charts and PDF)

Understanding Fly Fishing Hooks (Size Charts and PDF)

If you’re new to the fly tying world and a video starts with something like, “Oh, you’re going to need a 4x hook with a 2x long shank and a dumbbell bead to start,” don’t worry. You’re not alone in your confusion. The world of fly tying is layered. However, like many...

How to Fly Fish for Salmon (With Video)

How to Fly Fish for Salmon (With Video)

Every fly angler has their ideal fish they target. Some are traditionalists and spend all their time searching for trout. Others spend time on the ocean fishing the flats to see what they can find. There is one fish, however, that every fly angler must target in their...

11 Places to Fly Fish in Oklahoma: MAPS INCLUDED

11 Places to Fly Fish in Oklahoma: MAPS INCLUDED

Oklahoma is known as “The Sooner State” due to a great number of its settlers entering the territory to procure unclaimed land before the designated time which was set for noon on April 22, 1889. Those settlers were dubbed the “Sooners” through their almost impatient...

15 Best Flies for Salmon (Pictures Included)

15 Best Flies for Salmon (Pictures Included)

Just as you think you’ve mastered the world of fly fishing, another wrinkle is thrown your way. Learning the different methods of casting is wonderful. Understanding how to properly read a river and the tendencies of the fish is another skill every successful fly...

Do I Need Waders to Fly Fish?

Do I Need Waders to Fly Fish?

With any outdoor activity, there is always one more piece of equipment that can be purchased to improve your experience. Having a good pair of waders is one of those items. Could you get by without waders? I gues, but if being comfortable fly fishing is a priority you...