Discover the History and Evolution of Fly Tying

Color plate from 1860 showing how to tie flies

This post was last updated on December 29th, 2015 at 12:50 amFly Tying’s History Most historians believe that Chinese fishermen were the first to utilize artificial flies, with a mind to catching more fish! The first known design featured the feather of a kingfisher, which functioned as hook-style bait. This fly dates back to several … Read more

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

What is the Best Fly Box Choice for Each Type of Flies? Dries, Nymphs and Streamer Boxes

Super slender fly box is good for nymphs

This post was last updated on July 29th, 2021 at 08:12 pmFly boxes are about as diverse as the fishermen who use them. There are tons of different kinds available, so the goal in this post is to help you determine what is the best fly box for the flies you plan to use. There … Read more

Michigan Steelhead Rivers

A steelhead caught in Michigan on the Pere Marquette river

This post was last updated on March 7th, 2016 at 01:19 amThe Rivers of Michigan that Have Steelhead Runs Update – 03/06/2016: See the new Michigan interactive steelhead river map here – Hot off the press The state of Michigan has a lot of great rivers for steelhead fishing. No matter where you are located … Read more

3 Quick Fly Fishing Rod Tricks that Will Make your Life Easier

Quick fly rod tips

This post was last updated on November 15th, 2014 at 11:52 pmThere are a lot of tips you can use while fishing that will make your days on the water much easier and efficient. I will outline here some tips that can really come in handy on your next fly fishing trip. Some of these … Read more

Skamania Steelhead Trout= Summer Steelhead Fun!

Skamania with a nymph in its mouth

This post was last updated on August 17th, 2021 at 08:18 pm The Skamania steelhead gets its name from the hatchery in Washington that first created it. Skamania trout tend to run in warmer waters than the normal breeds, both the summer and winter runs spawn in later winter to early spring. What sets the … Read more