One From the Arkives

August trout fishing 2008

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:52 pm I filmed this video in 2008, it was my first trout fishing vid. Its a month of fishing on days off, it was a lot of fun. I encounter a rattlesnake, and also have to remove a big daves hopper fly from my … Read more

Exciting Fly Fishing Video

Fly fishing film tour

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:49 pm This is a great fly fishing video that I think Everyone should watch. It is a year old, but if you haven’t seen it I would highly recommend it. The Fly fishing film tour. Some of the greatest footage I have seen on … Read more

2 Purse Pooches and a Really Big Trout Stream

Fly fishing trip to Idaho with my Mom

This post was last updated on April 15th, 2014 at 01:13 amLet the Adventure Begin! Let me introduce myself, my name is Sandy and the mother of W.C. Paetz IV (Founder, owner and author of First a little background information. W.C. has been a fly fishing guide at the Teton Valley Lodge just outside … Read more

Fall Fishing Trip in Southeast Idaho

Brown Trout

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:27 pmA.B.C’s = Autumn Brown Charms  The river is ensconced in hues of emblazoned yellow aspen. The rarified air is promising a transition to the closure of another trout fishing season. Anyone fortunate enough to be on a trout stream anywhere at this time is … Read more

The History of the Chernobyl Ant

Types of Chernobyl Ant Patterns

This post was last updated on June 1st, 2022 at 11:00 pm The Chernobyl Ant, the History and Background of Foam Trout Flies The chernobyl ant is a foam interpretation of not only a stonefly, but grasshoppers, crickets and other creatures. What kind of mastermind trout fisherman came up with this crude invention? It seems to … Read more

Spruce Moth Hatch

underwater brown trout picture

This post was last updated on July 31st, 2016 at 06:08 pmSpruce Moth=Trout Fly Fishing Mahem It was August of 2007 and I had been staying in Ennis Montana for a few nights. My cell phone was dead and I had no communication with the outside word. I didn’t have a car phone charger so … Read more

The New World Record Brown Trout From New Zealand

new zealand world record brown trout

This post was last updated on September 24th, 2014 at 05:51 pmIn March of 2013 there was a monster brown trout caught in New Zealand, this giant weighed in at 42 pounds 1 oz, crushing the previous record by almost a full pound! There was a lot of talk and rumors flying around about the … Read more

Fly Fishing with Hopper Dropper Rigs

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This post was last updated on August 5th, 2021 at 03:09 pmThe Hopper Dropper rig is very effective rig for trout fishing all summer long. This wonderful rig will allow you to get the best of both worlds; both dry fly and nymph fishing simultaneously.   Hopper Season! Learn How to Use the Hopper Dropper … Read more

Fishing Photography Tips, How to Make your Trout Look HUGE

Holding a brown trout improperly for a photograph.

This post was last updated on June 1st, 2022 at 11:00 pm Tips For Photographing Your Fish (Especially Trout) When a large fish is caught adrenaline really starts flowing and its often difficult to photograph your trophy trout perfectly. Here are a few photography tips to help you get a great picture. There are Two … Read more

Annual Migration to the West

A long trip from Michigan to Idaho

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:18 pmWell I am officially starting to pack for my yearly migration from Michigan to Idaho. Its a grueling long drive, but it needs to be done. It becomes a pretty serious change in lifestyle for months. I go from sitting on my computer and … Read more

Upper Michigan Fly Fishing Trip

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:17 pmA Day on the River With My Dad My Dad and I went on a float on a smaller river in northern Michigan yesterday. It was a pretty good time with a few events taking place. We didn’t catch a lot of fish but … Read more

Fly Fishing Evolution

Fly fishing for brown trout

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:16 pmFly Fishing for Brown Trout, I hope this can happen to you? Why do men and women become enamored with the addictive challenge of seeking this worthy adversary via the use of fur and feather? Could it be the contemplation and preparation inspires raw … Read more

Fishing The South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho

A cutbow, or a rainbow cutthroat hybrid on the south fork of the snake river in Idaho.

This post was last updated on August 26th, 2014 at 12:08 amSouth Fork of the Snake River in Idaho The South fork of the snake river starts in southeast Idaho at palisades dam. It flows out of Yellowstone national park, goes through about 50 miles of Wyoming and dumps into palisades reservoir. At the start … Read more

Double Fly Fishing Rig for Nymphs, Streamers and Dry flies

Rigging with 2 nymphs and a fly fishing indicator.

This post was last updated on January 10th, 2016 at 09:07 pmThe Double Fly Rig, Catch 2x More Fish Whether you are using Streamers, Nymphs or Dry flies, its a good idea to give the fish double trouble. Whether you are fishing for brown trout or steelhead these tactics are the same, By using 2 … Read more

Fly Fishing Elitest Snobs vs Trout

Fly Fishing Elitist sign in the river has been reserved.

This post was last updated on May 6th, 2014 at 10:49 pmFly Fishing Elitist Snob Rant It would seem that Many Elitist fisherman look at other fly fisherman with disgust. You can tell by the way they seem to present themselves on the river. You know the guy, he’s the one with the $500 pair … Read more

Replica Fish mounts/Taxidermy How to measure your trout

Brown trout replica mount how to measure properly

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 04:53 pmThe memory will last forever with a replica mount Lets say you have traveled to the other side of the country to go fishing for the elusive brown trout. There are many areas where it is taboo, if not forbidden to keep trout. Perhaps … Read more