Small Flies For Big Steelhead

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“Most people think, to catch a big fish you have to tie on a Woolly Bugger.” - Christopher Guest Every year some fly fishing magazine publishes an article about fishing small flies for big fish. The quote above, from Christopher Guest’s 2000 film “Best In...



Sunday Classic / The Bite Of The Venomous Brown Trout Or, Stopping Fishfinger

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WE THINK OF TROUT AS PURE. Perfect creatures born of virgin waters. Incapable of anything unclean. So, I wasn't especially concerned the other day when a nice twenty-one inch male brown, from the Delaware, bit the ever living shit out of me. I knew I was likely...



Listen to the Fish

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Sometimes all fly fisherman need to do to find success when their not having luck is slow down, and take the time to listen to the fish. Trout can't speak to us in words, but they do often provide us with subtle clues from their behavior...



15 Tips For Effective Fly-Fishing From A Drift Boat

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It’s easy to become spoiled to fly-fishing from a drift boat. A good drift boat is a perfect fly fishing machine. It offers anglers a tactical advantage over the fish in just about every situation. I’ve owned a drift boat for some time. Every time I...



Sunday Classic / Fly Fishing Bass: 5 Tips for Fishing Frog Patterns Around Grass

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Some of my most memorable days chasing bass on the fly have come from me spending the day popping and waking frog patterns along the surface. I grew up fishing for bass, and although trout fishing has stolen the majority of my fly fishing attention...