Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Trouts" Tag

Distinctive fly rods, about them being too long, called micro and mini, and now Henry

With a new concept in fly rod builds harbored in Stuart, FL and Atlanta, GA and about to burst onto the scene, we thought a look at "distinctive" rods a good segue. [...]

December 4, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Rods, Henry Fly Rod & Reel, Slide

Most of us like fly fishing alone, but it’s hard to find alone these days

Hard to believe bison figure into this story, but hang on, they do. The story has what most of us treasure, a little time on the water alone. [...]

October 23, 2019 Bass, brook trout, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide, trout

Opinion: New Zealand guides don’t wear taps on wade boots

If stealth is the best way to approach fly fishing for trouts, why would cleats attached to wade boots be of any use to a veteran fly fisher embracing stealth? [...]

August 22, 2019 Destinations, New Zealand, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

The downstream retrieve and its merits

Most discoveries, better ways to fly fish, come from adoptions outside of angling, or by sheer luck of a mishap that results in better catch results. [...]

March 27, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

It’s a good idea to be a “leader” snob

It's worth it to buy the best leader material. It's worth it to spend extra time rigging your leaders. It's worth it to take extreme care when doing these things. [...]

March 18, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Trout shortcuts and the infinity knot

What's knot to live by when you're fly fishing? Chuck Marshall, does an excellent job presenting what he calls the infinity knot. [...]

February 26, 2019 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

What happens to the Salmonidae after a wildfire?

Forest fires denude stream banks. The ability of fish communities to recover depends on several interacting factors that are not well understood. [...]

February 19, 2019 RECENT, Slide

There isn’t a single good reason to not fish tube flies

Taking the step into tube fly tying couldn't cost more than $25 to $40. All feathers and fur are the same tying techniques. [...]

October 16, 2018 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Creating weedguards

Weed guards have no sex appeal, but they sure get the job done when called for, like around structures, cover, heavy flats cover and popping a fly off a bank or lily pad [...]

December 19, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Long rods for small streams

Long fly rods for small waters and small trouts are not a contrarian's view of fly fishing. If you think of the advantages, you may just convince yourself [...]

May 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics