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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Spring Fly Fishing Tips Using Nymphs

Spring Fly Fishing Tips Using Nymphs

In spring, I usually forget about dry-fly fishing and plan to nymph fish to catch big fish. Water temperatures in most freestone streams are in the high 30s or low 40s. Smaller browns and rainbows can be found rising to midge hatches, but until the first active...

Catch More Trout by Dead Drift Nymphing

Catch More Trout by Dead Drift Nymphing

It has been often said that trout spend as much as 90 percent of their feeding tie eating aquatic invertebrates that are drifting in the currents below the surface. If you want to catch more trout on flies, you must be able to fish nymphs on dead-drift. Favorite...

How to Use a Whip Finish Tool Fly Tying (With Video)

How to Use a Whip Finish Tool Fly Tying (With Video)

When I first started tying flies, I learned the majority of the steps quickly and felt confident in my fly tying abilities. When I first tested my flies, however, I realized that they were falling apart and I was going through them at a disappointing rate. I learned...

What is a Fly Tying Bobbin (Plus How To Video)

What is a Fly Tying Bobbin (Plus How To Video)

When I was a young man, my grandmother had a strong desire to teach me how to sew. I wasn’t super excited about the idea of it, but looking back, many of the skills have transitioned well. Little did I know, these skills were going to come in handy when I started...

What is a Half Hitch Tool in Fly Tying [Plus Video]

What is a Half Hitch Tool in Fly Tying [Plus Video]

The world of fly tying can be overwhelming for anglers to enter. The idea of using fine motor skills to tie a fly in hopes that it looks somewhat realistic isn’t always the most inviting thought. Spending all that time tying flies just for them not to work can be...

The Best Nymph Flies for Trout (17 Proven Patterns)

The Best Nymph Flies for Trout (17 Proven Patterns)

I’ve told this story countless times, but I grew up in a family of committed dry-fly fishermen. If you didn’t catch fish on a dry fly, then in my grandpa’s eyes, you didn’t go fishing. Fast-forward to today, and I have two Euro nymphing rods, and the biggest fish I’ve...