Summer is a Good Season for Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing

Smallmouth bass—aka smallies, bronzebacks, brownies, and brown bass—are gaining traction as a favorite of fly fishers. If you have never caught a smallie on a fly, now is the time for summer fly fishing for smallmouth bass. As water temperatures rise in many trout rivers, it is nice to know other options may exist.  Fishing [...]

Media and Influencers Gather at Inaugural Confluence

We recently hosted the first-ever Confluence. At the event, media and influencers gathered to discuss fly fishing challenges and opportunities. The event was co-hosted by the Madison Valley Ranch (2021 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year) in Ennis, Montana and featured a diverse cross-section of media and influencers who met to discuss technology and the [...]

SIMMS at the Rivers Edge to host Women Are Fly this weekend

Make sure your weekend plans include the Women Are Fly event at SIMMS at the Rivers Edge. The Friday-Saturday event will have education stations, casting instruction, and keynote speakers from across the fly fishing community. Friday, May 13th from 4-7pm - Keynote Speaker Alice Owsley, Simms Fashion Show, Social Hour and Networking Saturday, May 14th from [...]

onWater launches their industry-leading fishing app

onWater Fly Fishing, an Outdoor Recreation technology provider, announces the launch of the onWater App for anglers and the fly fishing community. This new app and platform is now available with iOS and Android for mobile devices and tablets, and for desktop via onwaterapp.com. This innovative platform delivers highly detailed, GPS-enabled angling maps along with [...]

Fly Fishing Resolutions for the New Year

Here is the onWater 2022 Fly Fishing Resolution List for the New Year! We left out the most obvious one – to fish more – as few of us fish as much as we’d like. Even though it is winter, there are still plenty of great fishing opportunities out there.  Introduce the sport of fly [...]

Winter Fly Fishing Safety: Do it right to enjoy the season of solitude

onWater's own Patrick Straub discusses some tips for safety for fly fishing in winter. Use these helpful tips to ensure you enjoy future fly fishing trips. During a recent winter fly fishing outing on the Gallatin River, my angling companions were a few water ouzels, several bighorn sheep, and a moose that casually crossed upstream [...]

The Tug is the Drug: Up Your Streamer Game

“The tug is the drug.” “Streamer addict.” “Streamer junkie.” “Strip it and rip it.” Sounding more like lines spoken by pro fishermen on the bass circuit, the list of catchy euphemisms streamer anglers use is lengthy. Fortunately, late fall is when streamer anglers are less trivial and more mainstream. And this fall they should bear [...]

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