When I first started fly fishing I would exclusively use dry flies. Dry fly fishing is simple – you watch the fly float on the water, try to maintain the same speed as the current, and when a fish eats it you set the hook. I saw what was going […]
Best Fly Line for Nymphing
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 […]
The rod and reel are the two staple tools a fly fisherman uses to chase fish. But, for many fishermen, the reel is a much less important piece of equipment than they may realize (sorry to break it to you). Depending on the type of fishing you do, I would […]
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 […]
“The fish of a thousand casts.” Get used to hearing that phrase if you’re targeting steelhead with a fly rod. It is a fish that is as elusive as it is desired; as difficult to catch as it is beautiful; as frustrating as it is worthy. Steelhead trout are truly […]
As a fly fishing novice, one of the best things you can do to learn more about fly fishing is to simply spend more time around people who love to fly fish. And fly fishermen or women aren’t difficult to find. Just head to your local brewery, and look for […]
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.