Understanding streamflows and CFS charts: Go with the flow

10,000, 825, 250. Can you guess why these numbers matter? Understanding streamflows and CFS charts allow you to go with the flow and have an enjoyable fly fishing trip. Need a hint? These are streamflow volumes from CFS charts for three well-known trout streams across the country. CFS, aka Cubic Feet Per Second, is as [...]

The top five smallmouth bass rivers we love

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 would be a good time to chase smallmouth bass with a fly rod.  During late spring and summer on many favorite smallmouth rivers across the US, conditions can [...]

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 [...]

Seven fly patterns for spring trout fishing

Fly selection for spring trout fishing is essential to angling success – without the correct fly you’re not imitating the available food source. In no particular order, here are six favorite patterns – well, technically seven due to a tie – for the next several weeks on any local trout water. Carry these fly patterns [...]

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 [...]

onWater App: Winter Fishing Rewards

by Scott Carver, onWater CEO and co-founder Recently members of the onWater team took a break from building a world class fishing app and spent a day fishing in winter. Our crew chose to enjoy some of the recent warm weather here in the Rockies to reap some fishing rewards. Normally this time of year [...]

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 [...]

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