Why Do Fly Fishing Only Sections of River Exist?

Fly fishing only sign on the Madison river in Yellowstone.

Sometimes it might seem unfair and just plain wrong that sections of great trout rivers only allow fly fishing. Rest assured there is a logical explanation why fly fishing only and artificial lures only areas exist—in this post I’ll explain why. Why is Fly Fishing Better for the Fish? It’s simple really, when a trout … Read more

New Abel Dancing Bears/Steal Your Face – Grateful Dead Reels

Abel Grateful dead dancing bears reel 2014

This post was last updated on October 7th, 2014 at 07:04 pmIf you’re in the mood to dump almost 1K on a new reel, this dancing bears grateful dead reel might just suit your fancy. This is limited to 250 total reels, so when they hit the market in mid-September 2014 you had better be … Read more

Yellowstone Lake Invaded by Lake Trout

Yellowstone Lake trout are endangering the native cutthroat trout population

This post was last updated on October 7th, 2014 at 07:02 pmYellowstone 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 … Read more

Fly Fishing Clothing

Fly fishing clothing choices

This post was last updated on December 12th, 2015 at 07:14 pmHow Does Normal Clothing Differ From Fly Fishing Attire? Chances are you have seen the way fly fisherman choose to dress differently than most people, there is a good reason for that; every piece of clothing is optimized for a purpose in this sport. … Read more

Trout Life Cycle

Alevin, or trout with the egg yolk still attached.

This post was last updated on September 1st, 2021 at 07:18 pmThe trout life cycle consists of eggs, Alevin, fry, juvenile trout then adult/breeding trout. Trout Life Cycle The Trout life cycle is fairly simple. I will break it down to the various parts here and explain a little about each cycle. The Eggs These … Read more

Best Trout Nets

An example of a great trout net, Gila trout photos, gila trout identification, gila trout fishing, gila trout pictures

This post was last updated on July 27th, 2021 at 08:03 pmStyles and Materials of Various Trout Nets This might seem like a mundane subject, but there are a lot of different net styles to choose from. Here I will go over some of the styles offered and why I have chosen the models that … Read more

What States Have Banned Felt Sole Wading Boots and Waders?

States that don't allow felt waders and boots.

This post was last updated on July 12th, 2016 at 01:45 pmFelt Sole Wading Boots Ban; Is Your State on the List? There is nothing quite like felt’s gripping ability on slippery rocks in the river. Unfortunately many states are outlawing the use of felt sole waders and boots, due to the spread of invasive … Read more

Red Bull EBT Approved

red bull and welfare

Why Can People Buy Red Bull on Food Stamps? This is a pretty irrelevant post to the overall subject matter of this website, but I need to share it. I simply don’t understand why the government would allow people to buy energy drinks with tax dollars. Isn’t the point of this “assistance” to help people … Read more