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 [...]

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 [...]

Six Proven Patterns for Fall Fishing

Fall is finally here—many of the leaves on our Western rivers are changing, stream flows are low and water temperatures are cold, and it is time for us to wear fleece and wool. After a long summer of hot and dry conditions, the onset of fall means opportunities for your next fly fishing outing is [...]

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