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How Trout See (2022 Reboot)

Science shows how trout perceive our flies.

Don Stazicker

Fly Fisherman Throwback: Challenge of the Trout

Challenges–Different waters, different lyrics. A look at four varieties and the demands of

Gary LaFontaine

Discovering a “New” Redband Subspecies

For decades, fly fishers thought Big Wood rainbow trout descended from hatchery stock but they

Matthew L. Miller


Confessions of a Guide: Pennsylvania's Steelhead Conundrum

Leveling the playing field in a time of increasing privatized water.

Karl Weixlmann

Kelly Galloup's Fly Fishing for Spring-Run Great Lakes Steelhead

Spring fishing on Great Lakes tributaries can provide more opportunities to catch steelhead

Kelly Galloup

12 Best Steelhead Flies

Urgency and conditions anoint certain flies; how to trigger steelhead to eat.

Matt Straw

What Does This Season's El Niño Mean for Pacific Northwest Steelhead?

Low and warm flows, reduced ocean nutrition, increased competition, and predators that follow

Glenn Zinkus

Surfzone Steelhead: Simply the Best You Can Hope to Catch

Beat the crowds and hook Great Lakes chromers before they reach the rivers.

Karl Weixlmann


Fly Fisherman Throwback: The Challenge of Bonefishing

The bonefish provides an exciting saltwater fly-fishing opportunity because it must be stalked

Mark Sosin

Cheeky Schoolie Tournament: Lucky Number 13

What does it take to throw the world's largest fly-fishing tournament? Here is an inside look

Peter Vandergrift

New Jersey Nirvana: "I Have Never Seen So Many Big Striped Bass in my Life"

Constant hook-ups and pretzeled fly rods were the norm in the fall of 2022. But will it ever

Capt. Jim Freda

“Titanic Victory” for Louisiana Redfish

The new regulations would be the first significant change to redfish regulations in 35 years.

Fly Fisherman Staff

Finding Striped Bass In New Hampshire

A blueprint for catching striped bass in New Hampshire's Great Bay Estuary.

David Shirley


Chasing Chainmail: Targeting Gar with Rope Flies

Longnose gars are among the oldest freshwater fish—it's about time you caught one with fly

Trevor Ibsen

Magnificent October Stripers on California's Sacramento River Delta

Estuary offers some of the best big-fish opportunities in the United States for these

Mike Costello

Dave Whitlock's "Stalking the Golden Ghost"

The lowly carp may be our smartest and most challenging freshwater gamefish.

Dave Whitlock

Dave Whitlock's "Nymphing for Bass"

Effective ways to fly fish for reluctant smallmouth and largemouth bass.

Dave Whitlock

Other Fish Species

Blane Chocklett's Guide to Catching Landlocked Freshwater Stripers

Landlocked striped bass allow you to leave the ocean wind and waves behind.

Blane Chocklett

Rio Dorado: Exploring Argentina's Most Challenging Fishery

A film about the journey into Argentine forests to catch spring-creek golden dorado on huge

Side Channel Productions

Snakebit: How to Fly Fish for Snakeheads

“Fishzilla” got a bad reputation; snakeheads are world-class topwater gamefish. Here's where

Blane Chocklett

The Quest for the Golden Mahseer

Chasing ghosts with flies in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Oliver White

Fly Fishing for the Once-Lowly Carp

How this "trash fish" went from garbage to the focus of the Golden Bones Tournament.

Patrick Burke

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