January, American Angler- What Trout See

This is a must read article for fly tyers, but is also important for trout anglers. What trout see affects everything from fly design and choice to how we present the fly to trout. Do trout really see ultraviolet light (UV)? tune in to find out. A trout’s eye is similar to ours in many…


November American Angler…..Control Freak

Tune in to the next issue of American Angler for ‘Control Freak’!  Improve line control to improve your presentation and slack management to hook and catch more fish. Line control influences our catch rate for trout more than any other factor. Whether we want a dead drift for nypmhs or animation for wet flies and…


American Angler, September 2015

 Feature article for the September issue; Primary Positions. Identify prime lies to target the alpha fish! Spot the prime lie and you find the alpha trout- the one we’d all like to catch! In the linear hierarchy social structure of trout, size determines the position in the pecking order. Since feeding lies are allocated by…


Northwest Fly Fishing, Oct. 2015- Ruby River, MT

  Ruby River Feature Article     Check out the Ruby River- A great family vacation Donna and Jake McDonald at Upper Canyon Outfitters have a big Montana welcome for guests eager for a western fly fishing experience! Ride horses in the mountains, fish for brown trout, rainbows and cutthroats in a private section of…


Masters of Nymph

These posts follow my nymph fishing journey with the best nymph anglers in the sport. From Joe Humphreys and George Daniel to Ed Engle and Landon Mayer, each expert offers advice and insider tips about one of the most productive fly fishing methods devised by angler- Nymphing! Casting tips from Lefty Kreh and Ed Jaworowski….