General fishing news
In a recent episode of the always-excellent Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down with Tim Flagler to talk CDC.
Join Umpqua Signature Tyer Charlie Craven as he ties and talks about the Swim Coach.
Brrrrrrrrr… Charles Darwin’s theories can be challenged on several fronts. But his treatise on “survival of the fittest” is spot on. Another way to state ...
Three friends go on a gravel riding adventure in NW Montana.
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Looking for a bargain? Our experts pick the best guns for the money from this year’s crop of new long guns and sidearms
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A doorbell security cam caught this footage of a tense black bear attack in Daytona Beach
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The right hiking shorts can make you more comfortable on your warm-weather adventures.
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Follow these basic tips on how to enjoy the winter wilderness—without freezing your tail off
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The impressive buck had sat in a hunter's garage for decades before it was officially scored
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On another one of his self-described "McClane's Psychopathic Safaris," the writer sets out on a bonefishing adventure to a virtually un-fished island
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The government of British Columbia has announced the surrender of mining rights near the headwaters of the Skagit River.
Last year I guided a set of brothers who are diehard tenkara anglers. I've dabbled in tenkara, but never extensively.
Join Matt Devlin of Western Pictures on a very personal journey back home from Montana to Maryland in search of a hatch that occurs once ...
Jim Range may not be a name well known to some in the fly fishing world but it should be. Our friend Tom Sadler penned ...
As ASGA’s Tony Friedrich aptly states at the start of this episode, Charlie Witek is one of the most knowledgable anglers and conservationists on the ...
I know a few really dedicated tenkara anglers — some of these folks won’t touch a traditional fly rod, no matter what and no matter when. They are complete converts, and that’s totally fine.
While I enjoy tenkara angling, particularly on small water, I tend to stick with traditional fly gear most of the time — I like the casting aspect of fly fishing too much to devote more than just a day or two here and there to the crafty art of tenkara.
That is, until winter.
The hottest new scopes of the year, including bargain optics from Bushnell, Vortex, and Meopta, and a state-of-the art rangefinding scope from Swarovski that tells you where to aim
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Officials say the sharp spike mirrors broader increases in gun ownership nationwide
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In over 50 years of hunting big game, our rifles editor has boiled down not getting lost to four pieces of advice
The startling incident comes as Florida bear populations—and encounters with humans—are on the rise
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This throwback story in Fly Fisherman Magazine examines the beginnings of the embargo on jungle cock here in America.
Simms, the Bozeman, Montana-based wader and apparel manufacturer, announced last week that they've bought The River's Edge fly shop.
One essential piece of fly fishing gear that has stood the test of time is the fly box. There is a seemingly endless variety of ...
In a time when travel was banned, adventure pretty much nonexistent, four obsessed anglers put their heads together to fill that empty void in their ...
Some good news for the Skagit. The British Columbia government has announced the surrender of mining rights at the headwaters of the Skagit River, after ...
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Pat Dorsey is one of the most respected guides in all of fly fishing, so when he has something to say, I'll always stop and listen.
There's so much information, so many patterns, and so many ways to tie the same fly, that it's tough to keep it all straight.
A segment from ‘Downunder’ where Josh Hutchins fishes through the Sydney Harbour.
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The wind, a solid, in-your-face, 20-knot cast-crippler with gusts strong enough to take even the best-secured ball cap and send it flying into the clear Caribbean, forced me to turn my “good ear” toward seasoned Bahamian guide Travis Sands, just to hear his instructions.
He was frustrated. I was frustrated.
“I said, ‘Don’t strip!’” he hollered from the polling platform.
The reel is a pretty impressive piece of gear, with plenty of power to put the brakes on the biggest of trout.
The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival celebrated its 21st anniversary on January 15-16, 2022, at the state fairgrounds in Doswell.
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The public comment period for anyone who wants to add their voice to the roadless rule issue in Alaska's Tongass National Forest is soon coming to a close.
Hardy ended 2021 with a slew of new products. From a line of exceptional fly rods (which I’ll review in an upcoming piece, so stay tuned!) to a handful of new reels, there’s plenty of shiny, fun new toys to play with for Hardy aficionados.
It’s a new year, and I’m doing what I do just about every January. I’m already on the plan to try and dump the holiday weight, coupled with the “COVID weight,” which has been a persistent companion since we all locked down nearly two years ago. And yes, it really has been that long. But it’s more than that. This year, a lot has changed, and that means the resolutions will change, too.
After a series of announcements, the first of which came in November of 2020, every scheduled stop for the 2021 Fly Fishing Show eventually fell victim to cancellation in one form or another. With the exception of the Denver, Colorado show, which was cancelled due to the last-minute sale and closure of the show's planned venue, all of the 2021 Fly Fishing Show dates were spiked by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With a full slate of 2022 shows announced in June, anglers and show goers around the country were hopeful this year would mark a return to normal.
As any angler should know, we’re in a business where size matters. We’re taught that streamers the size of mops (sometimes the entire mop) are a necessity if you’re after monster trout. Dainty dry flies are for eager, happy cutthroat and brook trout tucked away in mountain streams. The mid-sized flies are the nympher’s domain, all sleek and streamlined to sink quickly and stay in the strike zone for the longest time possible. If that’s all an angler knew about fly sizes, they’d be in good shape. Those flies do their job, and for that reason, they’re the most popular.
It wasn’t there, and then it was; an electric blue flash out on the far horizon. The ocean’s surface was dark and relatively smooth under a bright mid-day sun, while the lighter blue sparkle was so tiny that it was literally hard to see. We were standing on the deck of a beach-side house high up over the Pacific, watching the swimmers and surfers down below us, when that blue flicker first caught my eye.
The waterlogged, wrist-thick cedar branch probably came to rest on the gravel bar as the tide retreated. It’s a big tide on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island — 15-foot fluctuations between high and low aren’t unheard of. But there it sat, this salt-soaked branch coated in sea slime and a few barnacles. It was heavy and sturdy. Just what I needed. I lifted the branch—about the size of a police baton—and brought it down swiftly on the head of the silver salmon I’d spent the last 20 minutes fighting, killing the fish instantly.
Make a new year’s resolution to reduce the stress and anxiety in your daily life. Here are 8 ways to reduce stress in the new year!
I spend a lot of time teaching fly casting, and the double haul frequently arises among students as a topic of discussion and questions. Many of the questions are ones that arise time and again. So, for anglers that might be wondering about the double haul and whether it’s worth incorporating into their fishing, here are some answers.
Check out these 5 new year’s resolutions for strengthening your connection to nature and improving your emotional wellbeing in the process.
List of winter kayaking tips that apply to winter kayaking gear, winter kayaking clothing, ensuring your cold weather adventures on the water are safe
Remember when 2020 came to a close? When most of us eagerly put that pandemic-spiked year into the rearview mirror with zeal, assuming that 2021 would mark a return to all things normal? When we'd gather with friends, return to traveling the country and the globe, and work and play just as we had before a novel coronavirus showed up and turned life upside down? Well, that didn't exactly go to plan. But, at the same time, it didn't entirely not go to plan, either. Life did begin to return to normal—even if it happened more gradually than most of us would have liked or expected.
Steelhead, trout, bass, redfish, and more...winter fly fishing opportunities are greater than you may think, as this info and tips illustrate
Steelhead, trout, bass, redfish, and more...winter fly fishing opportunities are greater than you may think, as this info and tips illustrate
Description of common types of fish in the Gulf of Mexico, including pelagic species, reef species. Identify Gulf of Mexico fish species, know the regulations.
El mejor regalo para un pescador es algo que realmente vaya a usar y que lo ayude a lograr su captura. Encuentra ideas de regalos navideños para pescadores.
From essential fishing gear, camping accessories and the coolest tech, these are the best holiday gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts.
List of holiday gift ideas for anglers that includes budget-friendly fishing gift ideas for everyone from fly fishing enthusiasts to ice fishing aficionados
Step-by-step for building DIY fishing rod holder to prevent rod damage, stay organized, extend the life of your fishing rods using inexpensive materials
Need holiday gift ideas for kids? From magnetic fishing toys, awesome t-shirts, and fun outdoor games, these are the 10 best fishing gifts for kids.
There are many reasons to be thankful, from family to fishing and seeing live events again. Here’s a list of things to be thankful for right now!
Step-by-step fall fish recipe for preparing Florida tripletail. Try one of the tastiest fall fish dinner recipes with this list of ingredients, instructions
The American eel is a unique species of fish, and not entirely loved; these facts about eels and freshwater eel fishing bait will help you catch them
Check out these 6 cheap family activities that’ll make your fall weekends fun and prove that having fun doesn’t need to cost a lot of money!
List of important tips on how to name a boat, what first-time boat owners should consider when naming a boat to last through the years, boat name suggestions
Fly fishing is an advanced form of fishing that requires a little bit more skill. Here are 3 advanced fly fishing tips which push the technique even further.
Are you looking to sell a boat? Selling your boat online might be a good option for you! Here are some things you need to know before selling a boat online.
Find a list of five easy fishing tackle storage ideas that you can try today. How to store fishing tackle for fast re-rigging, organization and how to catch more fish
Drone fishing might help you reach beyond casting distance. Read what youu need to know about drone fishing so you can try it on your next fishing outing!
Entre los aparejos imprescindibles que debes guardar en tu caja de pesca se encuentran las plomadas. Aprende más acerca de su uso e importancia en este post.
Here’s the ultimate fall camping checklist: What To Pack for Autumn Camping. Everything you need to stay warm & have fun fall camping with kids!
Tips for finding women’s fly fishing gear for comfort, practicality. How to find quality women’s fishing gear that fits, what to know when making a purchase
¿Encontraste el barco ideal a un precio de ensueño, pero no tiene documentación? ¡No te desesperes! Aprende con nosotros cómo registrar un barco sin título.
You’ll need plenty of time and an adventurous spirit to find the best fishing lakes in Glacier National Park, but several trout species, plus other fish, await
List of walleye tips for fall fishing Lake Erie, Lake Erie fall fishing spots for walleye, which types of baits or lures to use during the autumn months
List of reasons why fishing is good for your health, including why fishing is good for your mental health, learn more about health benefits of the outdoors
Explanations, angling tips, caveats: here’s the lowdown on what belly boat fly fishing - indeed, any kind of float tube fishing - is all about
Ponds are great places to fish but some areas may be inaccessible from shore. Here’s how to determine the best pond fishing boats.
From the benefits of fishing for mental health to the need for self-care, here are 5 ways to focus on you during World Mental Health Day 2021.
How game fish tagging programs work, what is fish tagging, ways a fish tagging kit helps with management of game fish, game fish tracking, conservation
Many fish will bite all year,but fall fishing in Minnesota can be outstanding for three specific species. Learn more about what makes fall fishing in Minnesota so great!
Fall colors undeniably beautiful and they provide outdoor activities for kids too! These leaf activities will make autumn weekends even more fun!
Si deseas celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana este año, el agua ofrece muchas oportunidades para rendir homenaje a la cultura hispana. Averigua cómo.
How to choose best boating apps for navigation, trip planning, weather alerts, best fishing times. Selecting digital apps for your adventures on the water
Why National Hunting and Fishing Day was created, how it’s celebrated, and how anglers contribute to fisheries management and conservation programs
Fall foliage reaches new heights when you peep autumn’s vibrant colors in national parks. Here are the 5 best national parks to visit in the fall!
List of tips for attending fall 2021 boat shows. Learn how to plan smarter, stay safer, think ahead, and make the most of your experiences at fall boat shows
Late summer is a great time to catch bass if you know where to look. Here’s where you should go to catch bass and which are the best times to head to the water for a successful day.
From what to do before and just after launching to what to do on the water, here are a dozen practical freshwater kayak fishing practices you’ll want to adopt
Summary of boat battery types, including best boat battery for starting an engine or running electrical loads, including description of different marine battery chemistries
If you’re looking to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year, the water offers plenty of opportunities to pay tribute to the Hispanic culture. Find out how.
Ever wondered what fish you would be based on your zodiac sign? Wonder no more.
Si te interesa la pesca, pero te preocupa que pueda ser un deporte costoso, ¡no temas! Descubre cómo el costo para comenzar a pescar puede ser menos de $50.
From boosting immune systems to reducing stress, there are health benefits of nature! Here are 6 things to do outside on a nature weekend getaway.
Why the blue marlin is considered the hardest fish to catch, trolling techniques for the toughest fish to catch, how to land the hardest saltwater fish to catch
There are a variety of styles and models of saltwater fishing reels. Here’s how to decide which is right for you.
Learn all about the best rain gear for fishing and wet weather. If you don't like getting wet while fishing, there's options for you!
Ideas for planning cheap fishing trips before the end of summer. List of best cheap fishing trips that are affordable, fun ways to spend time together outdoors
Before summer’s over, get out on the water for epic end of season fun with these best boat towables, inflatable tubes and water sport towables.
If you’re wondering whether you can fly fish in saltwater, this practical look at saltwater fly fishing opportunities explains the differences and challenges
Becoming fully immersed in nature and accessing remote areas are just 2 of the 5 benefits of kayak fishing. These benefits and advantages apply to both saltwater and freshwater kayaking.
Pontoon boats are versatile and fun. The perfect boat for a relaxing stroll with the family and a great fishing day. Here are some tips on learning to driving one.
There’s a number of sources with varying levels of detail about boat access places near me; the following information will help you sort them out
List of 10 things you need on a boat, which includes standard boating must-haves for any boat type, important things to have on board for boating safety
From ideas for toddlers to tweens that won’t cost you a penny, here are 30 Cheap Outdoor Summer Activities to keep your kids happy and busy!
Tips on how to stay safe when banana boating with your family this summer, what to know about safety before riding on a banana boat or inflatable water sled.
These lakes are “great” not just because of their sizes. Here’s why fishing in the Great Lakes can be an awesome experience for all types of anglers, from beginners to experts.
Si quieres aprender a pescar y no sabes cómo comenzar, estos consejos de pesca marítima para principiantes te guiarán a emprender tu próxima aventura.
There’s a reason why so many people love the outdoors. They simply started with fishing, camping, hiking, swimming or any other activity and nature’s beauty did the rest. The outdoors is for everyone, and your story is about to begin.