Category Archives: Techniques

How to Fight and Land Big Fish – by Josh Hayes

You’ve paid your dues. Fished and mastered your home water and you’ve had great successes that now far out weigh your fly fishing disappointments. So you scratch together a 50% deposit, push “All In”, and book the trip. The one … Continue reading

Sipping Smallies – by Mike Exl

Everyone loves fishing a fly on the surface of the water. There is just something about a nice Rainbow coming up and slowly grabbing a fly or a bass coming up to smash a popper. That visual experience strikes deep … Continue reading

Love Them or Hate Them, Indicators Work – by Matt McCannel

Love them or hate them indicators will improve your success when you need to control an exact depth when nymphing.  There has been an explosion of new styles and an amazing new array of colors, but which will work the … Continue reading

A Guides Tips on How to Safely Photograph Fish – by Nick Teynor

Taking photos of fish has been a tradition in our sport since a guy with a camera, saw a guy with a big fish, and wanted to document it. It is human to want to share our joyous occasions with … Continue reading

10 Essential Tips for Stillwater Success – by Brian Chan

I talk to a lot of river fly fishers who are interested in becoming more effective at fishing stillwaters. For many seasoned stream fishers even the smallest lakes seems like a black hole with minimal or no clues as to … Continue reading

Double Medals in Bosnia and Lessons from Their Capture by Devin Olsen

I think most children who grow up watching the Olympics dream of hearing their national anthem played for them as they stand on the podium one day. I suppose I was no different as a child and I would watch … Continue reading