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

On a drift
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 best for you?  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 each other, and to have tangible proof of our great catch. I am a sportsman, and when I catch a great fish, I love to share it with the rest of my friends. Continue reading

Migration Time: The Fall Blitz at Cape Lookout – by Brian Horsley

Sage Fly Fishing Harkers Island

Massive schools of baitfish collide at exactly the right time and place to create fly-fishing nirvana.

Every year when August draws to a close I get twitchy. It’s as my wife and I are wrapping up our summer guiding season at Oregon Inlet, NC, when an uneasy feeling sets in. Soon, our urge to migrate is too strong to ignore. Continue reading

10 Essential Tips for Stillwater Success – by Brian Chan

Heffley underwater-Spring

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 where or how to fish it. Becoming a proficient fly fisher on these lakes means investing time to learn how these ecosystems function. Continue reading

The Thing About Fly Fishing – by Mark Raisler

DSC_7384-copy-1024x575The Thing about Fly Fishing is…is that it is for everyone.

If you ask 100 fly fisherman why they fish you may get 100 different answers. But I would speculate that many of the answers would include fellowship, friendship, enjoying the outdoors, and escape from our very real everyday lives. Continue reading

Tricos on the Bighorn – by Barry and Cath Beck

THE BIGHORN FOR SAGE25518A shotgun report echoes across Montana’s Bighorn river below Fort Smith telling all that the dove and grouse season is officially here, but for Cathy and I it’s the trico hatch and the rising trout in front of us that has our attention. I say rising but this morning that’s an understatement, gulping or gorging would be a better description for the Bighorn River browns and rainbows. Continue reading