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Tell a Story With Your Photography

Everyone loves taking pictures while on the water, whether it's of fish, the scenery, or your fishing buddies. But as a quick glance at Instagram shows, not everyone knows what they're doing when it comes to photography. That's why I really love this piece from Louis Cahill. He's an extremely talented photographer in his own right, and Louis offers some...

Smoked Trout Fritters Recipe

With ice-off happening at most of the high-country lakes around me here in the Rockies, and plenty of fat, hungry trout throwing themselves at flies, I reckoned it's time to talk about cooking trout. I know a lot of fly anglers don't like to keep trout, and for good reason. We've long had the catch-and-release edict hammered into our consciousness, and our...

Get Your Gear Ready for Trout Season

In Chris Hunt's latest piece for Hatch Magazine, he offers up a must-read checklist of ways to ensure you're ready for trout fishing in the Rockies. Chris and I share a common love for cutthroat, and in particular, the places in which they live. But there's no sense in heading into the high country without your gear in working order. With runoff...

10 Things to Know Before your First Fly Fishing Season

Oftentimes, much of the so-called "how-to" articles for beginner fly anglers are either too technical or too broad to do any real good. I hesitate to share such stories for that reason. However, this recent piece from Field & Stream does a good job of breaking down what you need to know before starting out in this great sport. If you're a beginner ...

Tailgate Talk with Loon Outdoors - Setting Up a Nymph Rig

Catching fish sub-surface is the name of the game right now with runoff around the corner, so learn how to properly set-up your nymph rig and why it matters in this edition of Tailgate Talk.

5 Large and Unusual Fish to Catch in North America

This article from Gear Junkie is a fun read, especially as angling restrictions are slowly being lifted across the country. After being cooped up for months, who doesn't want to go and have some adventure? This piece details 5 of North America's more unique fish, and where and how to catch them. If you're really looking for something fun to fill your...

Tailgate Talks: Caring for Your Fly Line

In the latest Tailgate Talk from Loon Outdoors, you get some great tips on how to care for and clean your fly line. You can check out the video here.

How to Fly Fish for Walleye at Night

The first walleye I ever caught came from the Missouri River, near Helena, Montana. I was with two buddies and we were trying to catch some of the 25-inch and bigger brown trout known to frequent the Missouri. My buddies both caught great browns that evening. All I got was a walleye. But I got it on a fly, and kept it for good measure. Eating it helped...

Fly Fishing in the Wind

Wind is the fly angler's most interminable foe. A strong gust can blow bugs off the water, prematurely ending an otherwise graceful hatch. But that doesn't mean the fishing should stop. That's why this article, released last week over at Meat Eater, is a must-read as we head into the blustery spring fishing season. Read through all of Ryan Sparks' tips on...

Season 2 Premiere of the Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing

On March 31, the second season of the Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing premiered. The first episode is all about locating and catching bass, in both rivers and lakes. If you've watched any of season 1 of this show, you know it's a phenomenal resource. Read the full announcement and watch the show here.