Saturday Shoutout / Orvis Tips for Getting Your Fly Patterns In Catalog

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I've been tying flies for decades for myself and clients, yet I've never submitted a single fly pattern to any fly tying companies to date. It's not that I haven't wanted to, I just never seem to have time to get to it on my...



It took Me 25 Years To Figure Out Why I Fell In Love With Fishing

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It's well into the morning hours of the night, I just finished feeding my 6-month old daughter a bottle, and now I'm wide awake, randomly flipping channels on TV. Somewhere along the way, I stumble upon "SEC Storied" and I immediately get totally sucked into...



Fly Fishing: You Can’t Catch The Fish If You Don’t Make A Cast

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If you've spent any time fly fishing on the saltwater flats, you've surely been in situations where you've had a fish swimming away from you, and you didn't make a cast because you thought it was a "lost cause". I know I've been there plenty...



Streamer Fishing For Trophy Browns: Is Your Streamer Big Enough?

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The other day I was talking with a friend about streamer fishing for trophy class trout. Specifically we were debating what's the best size streamer for catching trophy browns. My buddy confidently proclaimed the biggest of trout will eat a three inch streamer just as...



Umpqua UPG Fly Box Review

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Umpqua really raised the bar when they introduced their UPG line of fly boxes. In fact, they won multiple awards at trade shows, which were voted on by professionals in the industry. Their goal in mind when designing the UPG fly boxes was to tailor...