• Hatch Guide: Mother’s Day Caddis

    The Mother’s Day caddis is a hatch I love to hate. Half the time it comes off when water conditions are sketchy at best, and other times a fish has no chance of finding my bug on the water when there are, literally, billions of naturals riding the flow. Read more below.
    Read More
  • Upper Skagit Basin Opening for Limited Steelhead Fishery

    Spey-fishermen who’ve bucket-listed Washington’s once mighty Skagit River system have reason to rejoice. WDFW has launched a catch and release (C&R) steelhead fishery which opened April 14-15, continues April 18-22, and ends April 25-29. Click below to learn more.
    Read More
  • Hatch Guide: Midwest Hendricksons

    "Over the past few months I have filled my fly boxes with the essential patterns to get me through the season, starting with those to match the long awaited arrival of the Hendrickson, Ephemerella subvaria, which occurs, typically, in late April or early May..." Read the hatch guide below.
    Read More
  • Fly of The Week: Mop Fly

    There are several words and phrases used to describe the Mop fly. And none of them are admiring. In fact, I’ve heard, “Sinful, abomination, an assault to the senses.” Those are the G-rated expressions. Click below to learn more.
    Read More
  • Spring Ice-Out Fishing on Montana’s Lakes

    Sight-fishing the shallows for giant trout. Read more below.
    Read More
  • Simms’ G3 Boot Review

    At a glance, the Simms’ new G3 boots looks great and complement any of the Simms wader lineup nicely. I’m sure many anglers will simply buy the G3 on looks alone, but let’s dig a little deeper and see what the new G3 boot has going for it. Click below to learn more.
    Read More
  • Simms’ New for 2018 G3 Guide Stockingfoot Wader Review

    The G3 wader is Simms’ bestselling wader and has been so for many years. When word came out that a redesign was in the works, many wondered what they could really do to make it worthy of a new release. We were happy to see that it is completely re-engineered and deserves the title of being a new wader. Read the latest review below.
    Read More
  • Fly-Tying Video: Skwala Stonefly

    The mighty Skwala—as soon as you hear someone mention this bug, you know it's spring in the Northwest. From the Bitterroot to the Clark Fork, from the Big Hole to the Beaverhead, to the Yakima and beyond, this hatch is well recognized by anglers and trout alike. Learn to tie it below.
    Read More
  • The Three Fly Lines You Must-Have To Fish Washington’s Lakes

    The most important companion to a quality rod is the correct line. In the case of stillwater fly fishing it is the correct lines. That's because lake fisheries are ever-changing an anglers must be adaptive. Click below to find out what fly lines you need to fish stillwaters.
    Read More
  • Fly of the Week: Balanced Leech

    As the ice breaks up, oxygen pumps into the water and the shallows quickly warm a few degrees. Fish metabolism spikes along with their need to eat. What are you going to give them? Balanced leeches. Learn more below.
    Read More

1-10 of 495