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Mayfly Madness on the South Fork of the Snake

This recent cold snap mixed with heavy rains in the area have triggered a massive emergence of a variety of mayflies. After major league high water a few years ago, the South Fork of the Snake river has had only very small isolated hatches of mayflies–  until now..  A huge variety of flies have suddenly […]

Great lakes steelhead

The History of Salmon and Steelhead in the Great Lakes

How Salmon and Steelhead Are Thriving in the Great Lakes When fisheries can no longer offer healthy products for consumption or the experience needed to draw to consumers to the Great Lakes, it’s up to the officials overseeing them to ward off the trouble. That was the impetus for the introduction of two species of […]

Yellowstone Lake trout are endangering the native cutthroat trout population

Yellowstone Lake Invaded by Lake Trout

Yellowstone Lake: Winning The Battle Against The Lake Trout No one knows exactly when, or the motivation of the person that did it, but sometime back in the 1970s or 1980s, someone performed what’s known informally in wildlife management as Bucket Biology at Yellowstone Lake at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.   Bucket Biology and […]

ice in a fishing cooler

Fishing Coolers – Review of the Best Choices

Whether you are going on a full day trip in the Florida keys for bonefish or mahi or just a float trip for trout, you surely need a good fishing cooler to keep your beverages ice cold. Some coolers are much better than others so below we have outlined the best of the best for […]

The lake trout

About the Lake Trout – Salvelinus Namaycush

Lake Trout Facts and History- Lake trout are known by many names. They are still closely associated with the Great Lakes, and many people still refer to them as Great Lake Trout even though their numbers have dwindled there. They’re often referred to as lake char, or even salmon trout, because they’re a member of […]

Some Tips and Tricks

Teaching kids how to flyfish on a trout stream in Michigan

Fly Fishing With Kids

Tips for Taking Your Children FlyFishing Taking your kids out fishing is a great way to spend quality time and teach them a great sport they will cherish the rest of their lives. In this article I will offer tips that will not only help you teach your kids to be better fisherman, but also […]

How to determine when to set the hook on a trout

The Timing of Your Fly Fishing Hookset For Trout

How to Properly Time Your Fly Fishing Hookset for Trout Under Various Conditions The speed of your hookset will have to change to accommodate the various trout species and also the water in which you are fishing. Nearly every day on the river I watch people set the hook too soon or to slow. Setting […]

How to fix your broken fishing rod on the water

Quick Fly Rod Repair on the River

How to Repair a Fishing Rod in an Emergency Situation If you have ever been on the river and experienced a broken fishing rod it can really turn an otherwise perfect day into a day of you watching trout feeding all around while your rod is totally out of commission. This super easy and effective […]

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Fly Fishing Basics

Fly fishing in Nova Scotia circa 1900

History of Fly Fishing

A Brief History of Fly Fishing Now, some fly fishing enthusiasts will probably know the entire history of fly fishing. However, for those of you who are slightly less clued up, here’s a brief summary of the glorious history of the sport. Let’s start at the beginning. So, what is fly fishing? Today, fish are […]

Fly fishing gear needed for the beginner

What Gear Do You Need To Start Fly Fishing?

Quick Start Gear List For the Beginner Flyfisherman If you are just getting into fly fishing and you need to know the gear required to get started, you have come to the right place. Starting new sports (especially ones as involved as this) can seem confusing and complicated to get your foot in the door. […]

The parts of a fly fishing rod

The Parts of a Fly Rod

Parts of a Fly Fishing Rod There are a lot of terms in the fly fishing industry that you will need to know to “talk the talk”. Learn the names of each part of the fly rod and reel that can get people confused in this great sport of flyfishing. Many visitors will find this […]

How to tie various knots used in fly fishing

Fly Fishing Knots

The Various Knots Every Fly Fisherman Should Know. Clinch Knot This extremely simple knot is one that you will probably be familiar with. It is perhaps the most common fishing knot used to tie on flies or lures. There are two variations of this knot know as the regular clinch knot (Which is what I […]

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