• Trout Talk

    Tip – Is this the right fly?

    Building on last week’s True Cast, Tom Rosenbauer goes over more flies. He chooses 12 flies that should work nearly anywhere in the world for trout. This is a great place to start building your fly box. Go with these patterns and then start to diversify with varying sizes and colors.    Then go give them…

  • Fishing The True Cast Trout Talk

    The True Cast – That bug thing… how do I pick the right fly?

    If you told me I could only pick six patterns to fish for trout anywhere in America, these are the patterns I’d pick.

    Fly fishing for trout encompasses many challenges, which I think is much of the appeal of the sport in the first place. It is, as my friend Monte Burke so eloquently explained, all about puzzle solving; How do I make this cast? How do I know where a trout will be in the river? How…

  • Fishing

    10 Fly Fishing Resolutions to Make 2024 Your Best Year on the Water

    This list is designed to push you out of your comfort zone, to try new things and delve deeper into the lifestyle, culture and experience of fly fishing.

    By the time you read this, you may have already broken some of your New Year’s resolutions. But the ones to make 2024 your best year of fly fishing don’t require a trendy daily streak that never makes it out of January. The great thing about fly-fishing is that there are more layers to it…

  • Fishing Trout Talk

    Tip – What is Fly Fishing?

    We’re betting on some new anglers joining the squad this year, so let’s kick things off properly with Far Bank’s Simon Gawesworth. In this video Simon explains how fly fishing is different from conventional fishing, what’s up with fishing with flies, why you’d choose to fly fish even though it’s often not as effective, and…

  • Fishing The True Cast Trout Talk

    The True Cast: In fly fishing, failure IS an option… (and that’s just fine).

    I’ve found that the most dedicated anglers tend to be those who relish challenges, even simple ones like, “how am I going to trick that creature, hiding behind that rock, to eat this fly?”

    While I was fishing the Delaware River with him several years ago, my friend, author Monte Burke, summed up the entire fly-fishing experience with succinct aplomb: “At the end of the day,” he said, “it’s really just about problem solving, like putting pieces of a puzzle together.” How true! And I’ve found that the most…

  • TU Business

    TU Business: Barbless Flies

    Barbless Flies is one of a handful of international TU Business members. They’re great promoters of ethical fish handling and the work of Trout Unlimited.

    I’m a big fan of barbless hooks, and I don’t think I’m alone in that. Experience has taught me that fish are easier to release when you use a barbless hook, and science has taught me that we kill fewer fish when we go barbless. But you have to wonder why we continue to buy…

  • Trout Talk Featured

    Why fly fishing is like pizza

    Pizza is pizza, right?  A little crust, a little sauce, some cheese… bada-bing! There you go. Not hardly! Perish that thought. Great pizza is an artform. It should be a perfect balance involving great crust, delicious sauce, golden cheese and fantastic toppings. If any of those four elements are deficient in any way… meh pizza!  The operative word…