Use Long Leaders for Flat Water

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In the picture above, take a moment to view the disturbances the fly line and leader create on the water during a presentation. The saying a picture tells a thousand words is true, particularly in this case, as a tool for me explaining how important it...



Halfback Nymph in High Water

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Looking for a great high water nymph pattern that will consistently fool trout? Try tying on a halfback nymph, it's an oldie but goodie that has produced big fish for me countless times over the years. The buggy profile of the halfback nymph does a great job...



The Thrill that Comes From the Unknown

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If you ask me, I think the surprise factor in fly fishing is underrated. Most of us choose to spend our time preparing and planning out every single detail of our fly fishing trips, so we can eliminate it. We spend hours tying recommended flies,...



Gold Nugget

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Trophy brown trout like this one are worth their weight in gold. I'm a big fan of that Gold Rush TV show filmed up in Alaska. I don't know what it is about that show but I'm hooked. Go ahead, call me dumb for wasting my...



Playground Earth Relay Episode #3 – Fly Fishing Owyhee River

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Louis and I are proud to showcase with all of you today Episode #3 of the Playground Earth All-Terrain Relay sponsored by BFGoodrich, which documents an epic off-roading and fly fishing adventure to the Owyhee River in Oregon for trophy brown trout. We couldn't be...