Fly Fishing After Dark: Big Fish Come Out at Night

  We've seen the photos of Joe Humphreys holding monstrous trout at night. When fish grow large, they generally become nocturnal. So the key to targeting the biggest fish in your water is to hit them after the sun sets and the crowds are gone. Here are some tips for fly fishing after dark to [...]

Trout and Water Temperature: To Fish or Not to Fish

IMPORTANT: Many rivers and streams across the country are experiencing temporary closures as a result of high temperatures. Please inquire locally at a fly shop or at your state's online regulation resource.  As summer conditions across the West are the norm, it is important to be aware of the affect of water temperature on trout. [...]

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 [...]

Snowpack sees slight improvement in some areas, drop in others

A moderately strong storm system moved through the northern Rockies last week, giving a slight bump to the region's snowpack. For anglers living in southcentral Montana, northern Wyoming, and along Colorado's front range the 7-day change in snowpack was positive. Even with the recent storm, snowpack across the US West is lagging compared to long-term [...]

Western US Snowpack: Hanging in There

What a difference a month makes in our Western US snowpack map! Although current snowpack across the West isn't bad, it isn't great either. Akin to getting a participation ribbon instead of a first place ribbon, the snowpack across the West has "lots of opportunities for growth." So, keep hanging in there for the good [...]

Western US Snowpack: Looking Good

Much of the Western US experienced record breaking winter storms over the past few weeks. The precipitation, much of it falling as mountain snow, provided a big boost for the snowpack report from California to Colorado to Montana. Even as our team fishes in winter, we pay close attention to snowpack. Here is our January [...]

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 [...]

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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