6 Pheasant Tail Nymph Variations (The Ultimate Trout Fly?)

6 Pheasant Tail Nymph Variations (The Ultimate Trout Fly?)

Pheasant tails are some of the most fished nymphs for trout. Initially designed to imitate mayfly nymphs of the baetis family it quickly become apparent that trout mistook them for a wide range of mayfly, caddis, and other aquatic species. Choosing which pheasant tail nymph (PTN) to fish can be difficult, simply because there are dozens if not hundreds of variations of pheasant tail nymphs. So, which…

Quick guide to find ‘hidden’ access tracks to public fishing spots

Quick guide to find ‘hidden’ access tracks to public fishing spots

Some access tracks are really easy to find, they are paved, and there nice big signs to direct everyone in the right direction. Other times, access tracks are very well hidden. The locals who know about them want to keep it that way. Sometimes the first 3 or 4 yards on the roadside are uncut,…

10 Quick Hints to Spot More Trout When Sight Fishing

10 Quick Hints to Spot More Trout When Sight Fishing

Sighting trout, even in clear conditions can be difficult. Their camouflaged backs have evolved to be nearly invisible from above. Their patterns and coloration are designed to trick the razor sharp eyes of birds of prey. An osprey’s eyesight is 3-5 times stronger than ours, such vision is what trout evolve to hide against. The…

The American States Where Native Trout  Live

The American States Where Native Trout Live

Which states have native rainbow trout? Native populations of rainbow trout are found throughout the states which drain into the Pacific Basin. These include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The only pacific state that does not have native trout is Hawaii. Outside of the United States,…