October Caddis Flies

October Caddis adult

XL Caddis Hatch of the Fall- When most insect hatches have come to an end in the western US, that is the time when the October caddis flies kick into gear. These flies hatch in the fall and can quickly catch the attention of trout. These caddis can be found in several colors from dark … Read more

Types of Hackle and Fly Tying Feathers

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This post was last updated on August 7th, 2021 at 09:57 pmPut most simply, hackles are feathers that are used to make fly fishing ties. These feathers are used to make flies that either sink under water or float on the surface of it, in order to make fish think that the fly is an … 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

Mouse Fly Patterns and Streamer Fly Patterns for Trout

The best Mouse fly patterns for fly fishing trout at night

This post was last updated on August 7th, 2021 at 09:00 pmNight fishing for trout is an extreme amount of excitement, but what flies are the best for this? Well I have compiled a list of some of my best night fishing for trout flies. These include several mouse fly patterns and streamer fly patterns … 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

Salmon Flies, Be Ready for the Hatch

Salmonfly

This post was last updated on June 22nd, 2017 at 07:19 pmFishing the Salmon Fly Hatch can be Pretty Exciting.. (Pteronarcys californica) The Infamous Salmon Fly Each spring, most western fly fishing anglers dream of getting to the river and seeing on the bank covered in these huge flies. They are close to three inches … Read more

Terrestrials: Hoppers, Ants and Beetles – Trout Food Items

grasshopper for brown trout fishing

This post was last updated on January 14th, 2016 at 11:43 pmTerrestrials- Hoppers, Ants and Beetles I am not sure why brown trout, and trout in general love terrestrials (insects that are not spending part of their life cycle in the water) so much. I suppose it could be that they only get to eat … Read more