Tag Archives: stillwater fly fishing

Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Stillwater Trout

Written by: Drew Rodden, North Park Anglers

Drew Rodden shows off a gorgeous stillwater rainbow from Colorado.
Photo courtesy Drew Rodden

I grew up fishing with conventional tackle for warmwater species around Missouri. But spending my Saturday mornings watching fishing shows on TV, I began to take an interest in fly. . .


Photos: The End of a Long Wyoming Winter

Written by: Bob Reece, Reece’s Thin Air Angler

Ice-out means that fish become more active and start feeding in earnest after a long winter.
Photos by Bob Reece

On the wall above my son’s bed sits a torch. Battery operated, this mass-produced element of the Minecraft game glows soothing green when bedtime rolls around. This past week, the glow . . .


Utah’s New Cutthroat Slam Program is a Blast!

Written by: Phil Monahan

The Utah Cutthroat Slam requires anglers to catch all four species native to the Beehive State.
Photos by Phil Monahan

Having grown up in New England, I did not lay eyes on a cutthroat trout until I was twenty-eight years old. During a week of training to be a fly-fishing guide in Montana’s Paradise Valley, I . . .


Utah Cutthroat Slam, Days Five and Six: Oh, to Live on Boulder Mountain

Written by: Phil Monahan

My first Colorado River cutthroat was also my largest fish of the trip.
Photo by Mike Hadley

On our way to our final destination in our quest to complete the Utah Cutthroat Slam, we picked up Trout Unlimited’s Intermountain Communications Director Brett Prettyman at his home in Salt . . .


Photos of the Day: Post-Nap, Ice-Out Monster

Written by: Bob Reece

When the ice melts and the water warms, stillwater fish go on the prowl for food.
Photos by Bob Reece

I snuck in a day at one of my favorite lakes here in the Southeastern Wyoming/Northern Colorado region. When I pulled up to the lake in the morning, it looked rock solid. After taking a walk. . .