Where To Go Fly Fishing: 4 Ideal Spots To Catch Trout & More

Because fly fishing has traditionally consisted of fishing for various trout species in crystal clear mountain streams, many potential fly fisherman who would like to participate in this most fascinating form of fishing are dissuaded from doing so due to the fact that they do not live in or near the mountains. However, the fact is that … Read more

The Art Of Fly Fishing: The Complete Guide To Get Started

art of fly fishing

Most experienced fly fishermen would agree that there are many different reasons for learning to fly fish and, when asked, each angler is likely to provide a different answer to the question. Thus, it is actually rather difficult to distill the reason why an angler should consider becoming a fly fisherman down to a single, … Read more

How To Fish Chironomids Fly Patterns

Chironomids Fly Patterns

Chironomids, much like blue-winged olives or pale morning duns aren’t a fly pattern, exactly.  Rather, they refer to a whole class of flies tied to resemble a specific type of insect. Chironomids are usually tiny, unappealing flies and you may be tempted to pass over them in favor of something a little flashier. I know they don’t … Read more

The Black Gnat Fly Pattern

We’re going really old school on this one. The Black Gnat dates back, in one form or another, to Dame Juliana Berners fishing guide, first published in 1496.  Of course, it’s changed a fair bit over half a millennium, but it’s fair to call this one a traditional pattern. This is one of my go-to … Read more