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Steelhead and salmon are anadromous which means they hatch in fresh water, the young migrate to the ocean or a large lake where they grow to maturity; then the adult fish return to freshwater rivers and streams to spawn and the salmon die. Ross Purnell Photo

Fly Fishing Steelhead and Salmon

by Fly Fisherman 21

How to catch the fish of a lifetime fly fishing steelhead and salmon     Steelhead and salmon are anadromous… more »


Goddard’s 20 Fly Tying Tips

by D. L. Goddard 0

Manual dexterity, fly-tying techniques, and skill come from observation and lots of practice. Good fly design comes from imagination and… more »


Fly Rod Casting

by Fly Fisherman 0

Fly Rod Casting: Flex A fly rod is designed to flex, and it is this flex that should benefit the… more »

In a small stream, an upstream presentation is the most logical. On bigger rivers, there are more options. Geoff Mueller Photo

Fly Fishing For Trout

by Fly Fisherman 16

How to catch trout on nymphs, streamers, and drys         Now that you know the food items… more »


Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass

by Fly Fisherman 7

America’s most popular fish     Smallmouth and largemouth bass might be America’s most popular gamefish—and for good reason. These… more »

Fish in a stream look for places where they can find shelter from the current, hide from predators, and still be close to good feeding opportunities. The 12 locations identified here are only a sample of some of the places you’ll find trout, bass, and other gamefish in a stream. KEY: 	1 	Depth Change 	2	Backeddy 	3 	Current Seam 	4 	Tributary 	5 	Undercut Bank 	6 	Overhanging  		Vegetation 	7 	In Front of a Rock 	8 	Bank Obstruction 	9 	Riffle 	10 	Tail of a Pool 	11 Head of a Pool 	12 Behind a Rock

Finding Fish (In A Stream)

by Fly Fisherman 4

Learning how to read the water     Finding fish is the first step to a successful outing. In moving water,… more »


What Trout Eat

by Fly Fisherman 4

Beginner bug blueprints—mayflies, caddis, stoneflies, midges, terrestrials, and more of what trout eat     Trout eat a host of… more »

The best way to learn fly casting is from a qualified professional at one of the many fly-fishing school offered around the country. photo courtesy of the Wulff School of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing School

by Fly Fisherman 1

Get started right with professional instruction     Unless you have a friend or relative who also happens to be… more »

Your rod and line should match in weight. Your reel should also be sized to match your rod and line for a balanced outfit. Barry & Cathy Beck Photo

How To Fly Fish

by Fly Fisherman 7

How To Fly Fish: How to choose the right rod, line, reel, and other gear for your fishing    … more »


Basic Casting

by Fly Fisherman 8

Simple steps to deliver your fly to the fish       Casting a spinning rod and casting a fly rod… more »

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