New Packs and Bags From Fishpond

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I always look forward to seeing the new Fishpond gear at IFTD. I always know I’m going to see something cool. This year is no exception. The folks at Fishpond have redesigned most of the line with an emphasis on durable recycled fabrics, easy access and...



Reading The Body Language of Highly Aggressive Trout

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By Bob Reece As we move into the fall months, the use of streamer patterns typically increases for many fly fishers. There are many factors that lead to success when pursuing trout with these beefy creations. Evaluating the body language of the aggressive...



Hellgrammite, The King Kong of Aquatic Insects

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I WAS ON THE WATER TROUT FISHING THE OTHER DAY, WHEN MY BUDDY ERIK ASHLIN SAID, "IT WAS JUST ABOUT THIS TIME LAST YEAR, WHEN ALL THE HELLGRAMMITES BEGAN CRAWLING INTO THE SHALLOWS TO BEGIN THEIR PUPATION. Let me flip over a rock and see if...



A Day At Horse Creek Ranch

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I DIDN’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO EXPECT. I’ve pulled out of Denver plenty of mornings before sunup. Sipped my coffee as the band of shining blue fog rose in the east and the front range blushed pink to the west. I’ve found my boots in plenty...



A Conversation With April Vokey

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April Vokey is one of the most recognized, and sometimes controversial figures in fly-fishing. Few anglers have been thrust into the limelight in quite the same way as April Vokey. April is the first to admit that she asked for it, but it hasn’t always been...