While the fly fishing traditionalists continue to fish exclusively for native, natural trout with only dry flies and bamboo rods, the modern fly fisherman has turned his high-tech gear and unprejudiced attention to new quarry: the freshwater bass. And if you’ve ever caught one, even with sacrilegious non-fly tackle, you […]
So, you’ve decided to enter the life-consuming world of fly fishing, a decision that will bring you years of excitement and frustration. And the frustration comes right at the beginning. Getting into fly fishing is complicated and confusing. There just seems to be more gear you need to buy than […]
Fly fishermen are known to obsess over equipment. They want the best waders, the coolest nets, the sleekest most waterproof packs. Their fly boxes are full of every insect, crustacean, and baitfish, all meticulously organized. Their clothing has enough SPF to reverse the effects of ultraviolet radiation. And they love […]
My next pair of wading boots might have to be the ORVIS BOA System Pivot Wading Boot! I’ve been eyeing these for a while, and they’re high up on my (never ending) gear list. I love the idea of the Boa tightening system on these boots. Not like tying your […]
How to use split shot to catch more fish when fly fishing Fly fishing began with the exclusive use of flies on the surface of the water. Later to become known as dry fly fishing, this method results in exciting, visual takes. Everyone who has ever caught a fish on […]
Fly fishermen are always dealing with the cold. Trout, salmon, steelhead, pike, and char are our favorite targets, and all these species live in cold water, usually in cold places. And while we may all prefer a warm spring or fall day, the fish don’t stop biting when winter comes […]
Spotting scopes have many different uses, with the top three being wildlife viewing, hunting, and birding. However, there are so many scopes on the market today it can be difficult to find a high-quality, affordable scope. In my own search for the best spotting scopes under $1000, I discovered there […]
Tying the Griffith’s Gnat; one of the most popular and effective adult midge patterns.
I love fishing from a drift boat, it’s one of my favorite ways to fly fish. Most of the rivers that I’ve drifted run only a couple hundred feet wide, at the most, with flows in the low-to-mid hundreds. The sort of water like the Colorado River in western Colorado and the lower Gunnison River.
If you have a family member or friend who loves fly fishing, there is always something to get them. We’re taking all the guesswork out of the equation. Keep reading for some great gift ideas for your favorite fly fisherman or woman!