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5 Ways Satellite Imagery Helps You Find More Fish

Since the creation of satellite imagery, anglers have been using it to find new waters, and to get a better understanding of the ones they're already familiar with. However, there is more to it than simply looking at an overhead view of the water. You can learn a lot about a fishery from an aerial [...]

3 Reasons to Get Wet and Go Fishing this Winter

Every winter boat ramps across the country clear up, access points lose a few bootprints, and fish go unbothered for months. The cold weather is tough on us all, but few anglers realize just how rewarding winter fishing can be. You likely won't put up big numbers of fish, but you'll have less rust to [...]

3 Ways Topo Maps Help You Find More Fishing Spots

One of the most important aspects of reading a map is knowing how topography works. Once you have a basic understanding, it becomes easy to read, and easy to put in practice. However, topo maps are better for fishing than most people realize. Obviously it shows you how steep the terrain is in the area [...]

3 Fishy Ways to Get Through the Winter

Winter has officially set in across the country and it means one thing, another year has come and gone without enough fish caught. You're likely looking out the window these days, dreaming longingly about being on the water. It's normal, it's called the itch, and you're certainly not the first angler to deal with it. [...]

5 Ways to Unwind After a Day of Fishing

As fly anglers, most of us have the same general pre-outing routine. We park, rig up, throw on our waders and hit the water. However, there are a few things you should do after spending a day trying to out-smart fish and you just might find they make the next outing a lot better. From [...]

Enter the #FaiIOnTheFly Contest and Win

Fly fishing and failures go hand-in-hand, and we want to see some of your best. Enter the #FaiIOnTheFly Contest and win one of several gift cards, a fly rod, fly lines, and more. Share your greatest fishing fails on the gram to be entered for your chance to win an awesome prize package including a [...]

5 Keys to Walk-and-Wade Fishing Success

For the majority of anglers, walk-wade fishing is the main method of hitting the water. Whether we're hitting a small creek or a big river, getting our feet wet is a right of passage, and often our only choice. The thing is though, it's likely the best way to expand your fishing knowledge. So along [...]

5 Questions Every Angler Should Ask When on the Water

Once on the water and fishing, questions often emerge. We might question our fly choice, our tactics, and we may even ask if the fish are feeding at all. We want to be sure every angler asks these 5 questions when on the water. If anglers force themselves to get back to the basics, we [...]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Fishing

Anglers are naturally inquisitive; especially fly anglers. So it is important ask yourself several questions before going fishing. The more we learn, the more we grow in the fishing world, and the more complex our questions become. For any age or experience level, there are a basic set of questions that anglers should ask themselves [...]

Embrace the Weather: Fishing in Rain, Snow, and Sun

It can be easy to get out of bed to go fishing when it's sunny, 75 degrees, and the cooler stocked. Some of us opt out on bad weather days, citing any excuse to convince ourselves we’re still tough. If you’re not going fishing on these days, you’re missing out on some great fishing opportunities. [...]

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