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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9 Best Places to Fly Fish in Vermont: MAPS INCLUDED

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 Best Places to Fly Fish in Montana: MAPS INCLUDED

21 Best Places to Fly Fish in Montana: MAPS INCLUDED

My first time fishing Montana was something of a revelation. My buddy and I were on a weeklong camping trip to Yellowstone National Park. With the famed Madison River in Montana such a short drive away, we made certain that we took time to fish it. The first day was...

21 Places to Fly Fish in Oregon: MAPS INCLUDED

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

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...