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Layering Advice for Winter Fly Fishing

Dealing with Ice during Winter Fly Fishing We’ve got ice! Which is great in a cooler full of beverages on a hot summer day but, when it is in the river around our feet and we’re trying to fly fish, it presents a new set of challenges. It means that winter is upon us so […]

Tips to Improve Your Angling by Winter Fishing

Time to Improve Your Angling Skills If you’ve been outside lately, you can see that winter is quickly approaching.  And, in many peoples’ minds, fishing kind of turns off, but I think from an angler’s perspective, that’s when it really turns on from a challenge perspective.  In winter, you can really push yourself to become […]

Winter Fly Fishing with RareWaters

Extending Your Fishing Season Winter presents a unique and rewarding opportunity for fly fishing enthusiasts. With the chill in the air and the tranquility of the waters, it’s a time when both the challenges and joys of this sport are amplified. This season, RareWaters is excited to help you extend your fishing season, turning those […]


Introducing #TROUTBUM2023 We are pleased to announce our #TROUTBUM 2023 Competition!  The rules are simple and the prize packages are huge!  So book a day on the water, pack those fly boxes, hit the water, and win almost $3,000 of gear to outfit your next adventure.  We are giving away three prize packages to the […]

Fly Fishing in Windy Conditions

The Challenge of Windy Conditions Fly fishing in windy conditions can be a challenge, but with a few adjustments to your techniques and gear, you can still have a successful day on the water. Here are a few tips to help you navigate windy conditions as a fly angler: Six Tips for Windy Conditions Success […]

All About Fly Line Weights

Selecting the perfect fly line weight is an essential skill for all fly anglers. Here is a handy guide to each and when to use them.

Rainbow Trout Species Profile

Rainbow Trout Classification Rainbow trout, also known as Oncorhynchus mykiss, are a species of fish that belong to the salmon family. They are native to the Pacific coast of North America, but have been introduced to other parts of the world including Europe, South America, and New Zealand. Rainbow trout are a popular game fish […]

Curiosity Caught the Trout

With historic amounts of snow and precipitation, the weather of the west this year promises to provide epic fishing conditions throughout the season.

What is a Trophy Fish?

The Mythical Beast The Trophy Fish: a mythical beast that’s part Jaws, part Moby Dick, and part Loch Ness Monster. A finned leviathan that makes the heart thump like a drum solo at a rock concert and sends a shiver of excitement down the spine. So, what exactly is a Trophy Fish? According to the […]

Midge Profile

Midge Biology and Behavior Midges are a diverse group of small, two-winged flies in the order Diptera. They are found in a wide range of habitats, including freshwater, terrestrial, and marine environments. Some species are important as food for fish and birds, while others are pests of crops or vectors of diseases. The midge body […]

Why We Fish: Fishing with Dinosaurs

Shadow Casting for Show After bait and spinner fishing my whole life, I switched to fly fishing in my early college years. There’s a story I told my young sons about one of my early catches in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Based on the excitement of having just learned to cast and watching the […]

Cutthroat Trout Species Profile

Cutthroat Trout Classification Cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii) are a type of freshwater fish native to the western United States and Canada. They are named for the distinctive red or orange markings under their lower jaw, which resemble a cut throat. Cutthroat trout belong to the genus Oncorhynchus, which includes several other species of Pacific salmon […]

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