Southwest Fly Fishing

Around the Southwest:Thistle Creek, UT

By Bryan Anglerson

South of Salt Lake City in Utah's Spanish Fork Canyon, in 1983, a slow landslide dammed Thistle Creek, inundating dozens of homes and...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 16, 2018

Fish Food: Bassing Below the Surface

By Nick Carter

A largemouth bass crushing a floating frog pattern is one of the most exciting sights in fishing. It's a spectacle that brings bass buggers to the...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 16, 2018

South Fork of the Rio Grande, CO

By Ryan Michelle Scavo

Southern Colorado's San Luis Valley boasts some impressive statistics. Stretching 50 by 150 miles across southern Colorado, the valley's expansiveness awes visitors and locals...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 01, 2017

Fish Food: Carp Candy

By Dennis Collier

In 1997, Barry Reynolds, Brad Befus, and John Berryman published Carp on the Fly: A Flyfishing Guide, illuminating the small, cultlike band of American fly fishers who clandestinely pursued...

Posted by Glen Martin — June 01, 2017

Little Walker Lake, CA

By Don Vachini

Grandson, Domenic, and I glimpsed our hike-in destination from the trail atop Sawmill Ridge. On this early-June morning, we’d shouldered daypacks and were following a primitive Inyo National...

Posted by Ann Sweeney — August 18, 2016

Trip of a Lifetime

By Mark B. Hatter

Fly fishing has been my lifelong passion, and I’ve tried for nearly four decades to inspire some modicum of that passion in my wife, Vicky. She’s fished with me over the years, but generally as...

Posted by Ann Sweeney — August 18, 2016

Carp Candy

By Jon Luke

The frustrating rejection a trout or bass can dish out when the feeding stops or a cold front moves in usually forces anglers to tear through their fly boxes in search of that magic fly. Carp can be just as...

Posted by Glen Martin — April 21, 2016

Middle Fork of the South Platte River, CO

By Ken Proper

“I always keep an eye out for arrowheads,” Jackson Streit said as we walked a hillside adjacent to the meandering Middle Fork. Like a gem hidden in...

Posted by Glen Martin — April 21, 2016

Chubby Muffin Sculpin

By Nick Granato

Over my 20 years of fly tying, I can’t even count how many times I’ve been told, “Great tie, but I think it should be sparser,” or “Maybe tie it a little less bulky.” I mulled over many such suggestions...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 19, 2016

Dixon Lake, CA

By Bob Gaines

Located 40 miles north of San Diego, 70-acre Dixon Lake is the centerpiece of a beautiful city park nestled in the rolling, oak-covered hills on the outskirts of Escondido. The first thing you’ll notice...

Posted by Glen Martin — February 19, 2016