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Shooting Line Under Control – The ‘OK’ Sign

It’s no secret that shooting line is an essential skill in nearly all avenues of fly fishing where distance is concerned. Flats fishing is no exception. However, a common mistake we see when shooting line (in a purely fishing scenario) is completely letting go of the fly line. Angler ‘X’ makes one, two, three false casts, […]

Swinging Flies – Elevate the Rod Tip

A while back we ran a poll on whether or not you like to hold a loop when swinging flies for andramous fish. We received a number of fantastic comments on many angler’s preferred swinging ‘style,’ and if you haven’t read them, we recommend you check them out! When it comes to swinging flies, personal […]

Western Fly Fishing Journal - "Ralph Moon: The Henry's Fork"

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

From Alan O'Connor This episode features one of Western Fly Fishing's truly passionate individuals: Ralph Moon. Ralph was an author, fly tier, bamboo rod builder and conservationist who lived on the banks of the Henry's Fork River in St Antony, Idaho. He passed away in 2011.

Spicing Up Your Fly With a Bead

There’s no denying the effectiveness of bead fishing for trout in Alaska. As the prolific runs of salmon in Western Alaska approach the end of their migration, thousands of eggs are released by each female salmon providing millions (if not billions) of protein-rich morsels for our resident rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, and dolly varden. The […]

Fifty Places To Fly Fish Before You Die

6 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

WFN 50 Places to Fly Fish Before You Die Promo Video from a day fishing on the Shenandoah River.


Andros South guide, Sparkles, hoisting one mean Barracuda. No fingers were harmed during the taking of this photo. More on Fishing for Barracuda Barracuda Fly Presentation Barracuda Flies for the Bahamas Rigging with Wire

Three Good Articles

We’re back today with our roughly mid-month rundown of three great articles from other fly fishing sites around the web. Enjoy! Three Good Articles Two Hand Trout. More reasons you don’t have to live in steelhead country to pick up the two-hander, courtesy of Rick Matney on the Echo Fly Fishing Blog. You Should Hire […]

Why Putin -- and Some of His Female Fans -- Go Shirtless

Putin subdues a Siberian tiger! Putin flies a jet fighter! Putin defeats opponents in martial arts! Putin fishes and rides horseback -- shirtless! As Russian President Vladimir Putin consolidated power during his first three terms in office, the media regularly painted him as a macho superhero. Show More Summary

This Bill Gates supported company makes ground-up larvae to feed chicken and fish

The world's largest fly farm is about to open in South Africa as part of an initiative to produce sustainable feed for chicken and fish. Industrial farmed chicken and fish eat fish meal, which is bad for the environment because it depletes...Show More Summary

This is Fly 50

This is Fly 50 includes engaging stories from Rob Scott of Tourette Fly Fishing, Kevin Feenstra, Marco Viganò, Andy Danylchuk, Mark Rauschenberger, Dave Karczynski, Shauna Sherard and Keith Munemitsu. Enjoy the stunning photography offerings...Show More Summary

A follow on the beach

I went out on the beach today here in Alameda with a fly rod. Why not, right? It was deeper and colder than a flat in the Bahamas and the visibility was only 3 feet… maybe 4. Funny thing though… I saw some fish following the clouser I was throwing. Now, it wasn’t a big […]

Catch #39

Worldwide photos and video include - Belize fly fishing, Ireland tour, Alaska mice, coastal steelhead conservation video, winter brown trout, Kispiox steelhead, and islands & beaches slide show. LINK

Dry Flies

At Alaska West, our trout tend to key in on rodents, not mayflies, and we’re really happy about that. More on Mousing for Trout Mousing for Trout – 5 Tips Mousing for Trout – Try a Strip Set 19 Reasons to Fish a Mouse Fly

What a disappointment

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador Dylan Tomine with a report from the recent Hatchery vs Wild Symposium put on by the American Fisheries Society. I went down to Portland to check out the Hatchery vs Wild Salmonid Symposium put on by the American Fisheries Society. Show More Summary

Why Fly Fishing Is the Key to World Peace

3 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Above all else, fly fishing, while it holds itself haughtily above other forms of attempted fish-catching, is, to the initiated, an equalizer. LINK (via: The Daily Beast)

The World is Coming to an End in Mophie Super Bowl 2015 Commercial - Watch Now!

Even God gets frustrated with a low phone battery in the 2015 Super Bowl commercial for Mophie. The world seems to be coming to and end, with riots, flying cars, fish falling from the sky and more. Then we see God has a low phone battery and the tag line reads, “When your phone dies, [...]

HMH Poly Tubes

We really like tube flies. They’re fun to tie, fun to fish, and offer advantages that traditional shank or hook style flies just can’t compete with. However, not all tube materials are created equal. We’ve tied on many styles of tubing from inexpensive ‘Q-Tip’ tubes to many of the commercial fly tying tubes available today, but […]

What Should We Write About?

We really like writing about all things fly fishing, almost as much as we like, well, fly fishing! However, we like to stay in touch with what you want to read about. After all, we’re interested in what interests you! So, today we’re asking you just that! What Do You Want Us to Write About? […]

Hoagy Carmichael Bamboo Rod Shop Interview Preview

last monthHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Hoagy Carmichael -- donated his bamboo fly rod shop, itself formerly Everett Garrison's rod shop, to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. His son Ben recently interviewed him about the shop, his relationship with Mr. Garrison, and more. The full edit will be released in mid to late February, 2015. LINK (via: New England On The Fly)

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