Pro Patterns for the Pacific Northwest Trout Trail
Whether you prefer fishing rivers or lakes, our author tells us what the region’s best anglers use to keep their lines tight and reels screaming.
Northern Rocky Mountains
Selecting a Summer Combo
Our craft’s favorite fly tying duo offer sage advice for selecting the best combinations of patterns for fishing the Yellowstone River and other fabled waters.
The American Southwest
Go (South)West, Young Man!
From California to the Southern Rocky Mountains, this vast region offers a lifetime’s worth of terrific fishing. Our author shares the tips and patterns we need to succeed.
Great Lakes Region
Flies for a Midwest Summer
The Upper Midwest offers a wealth of opportunities for catching trout, bass, pike, and more. Use these flies and you will catch fish—guaranteed!
Down Dixie Way
Favorite Flies for Fishing the Southeast
Whether you prefer casting to trout or bass, our author says you’ll have more fun—and perhaps catch more fish—if you make variations to older established patterns.
Best Flies & Tactics for Fishing Trout Ponds
New England’s trout ponds are an overlooked fly fishing secret. While other anglers crowd the region’s rivers and streams, our editor usually has the still waters—and their trout—all to himself. Learn what flies and techniques he uses to catch fish—but keep it to yourself!
ON THE COVER: Matching the hatch on the fly. Photo by Barry & Cathy Beck
Happy Birthday, North Country Angler!
It’s Just This Simple, a very special salmon fly, and more.
Match the Hatch
The Blue Bottle
How to Design a New Fishhook
Pro Tips for Tying with Foam