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    Sticky: FINAL ARTICLE - Panfish - Jan 12, 2020

    FINAL ARTICLE

    I joined FAOL in 1997, just a few years after I started fly fishing. I learned a great deal from the people who wrote on this site.
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    Sticky: PRIME LIES - Whipfinish - Jan 12, 2020

    PRIME LIES

    Standing in the cold fall waters my attention was drawn to a fallen red maple leaf adrift on the current. The stream carried it in my direction in a lazy spin, and my eyes followed it...
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    Sticky: THE CHRONICLER'S FAIR WELL - Neil - Jan 12, 2020

    THE CHRONICLER'S FAIR WELL

    ?I, The Chronicler, taught angler?s knowledge, and I pondered, searched out and arranged many articles. The Chronicler sought to find appropriate words and to write...
  4. Sticky: THE LAST DAY OF THE LAST TRIP - EOTG - Jan 12, 2020

    THE LAST DAY OF THE LAST TRIP

    For the entire season the river had not lived up to its reputation, the water levels rose and fell without regard to the normal flows of proper water management for a...
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    SKINNY WATER - whipfinish - Oct 20, 2019

    SKINNY WATER

    Having fished the run earlier in the day with success, we approached the head of the run casually with our main focus on the holding water below. The riffle was a wide sweeping 75...
  6. STREAMERS IN THE FALL - EOTG (Tom Travis) - Oct 20,2019

    STREAMERS IN THE FALL

    The Yellowstone River is one of the legendary trout streams of the west and over the years it has produced some very nice Brown Trout during the fall. As by way of definition...
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    THE LONG WAY HOME - Neil - Oct 20,2019

    THE LONG WAY HOME

    Those were halcyon days; summer days without end, no cares or concerns beyond whether or not a red worm threaded on a size 10 hook could be used to fool the brook trout living...
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    FINALLY FISH - Panfish - Oct 20,2019

    FINALLY FISH

    The rain had has slowed down enough that I was able to get to one of my favorite ponds. I lost my normal access and now I must haul the canoe about 0.5 miles to get to the pond.
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    SEVERAL TRIPS COMBINED - Panfish - Oct 20,2019

    SEVERAL TRIPS COMBINED

    It has been a weird year for fishing here. We had some very hot weather in the end of May and then it rained enough I thought there was another flood coming.
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    SHARING WATER ALONE - whipfinish - Aug 4, 2019

    SHARING WATER ALONE

    When it comes to time on the water I am admittedly a solitary animal. At times out of necessity, but more often than not, by choice. There is a portion of time that requires...
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    BLACK BLACK DAY - Panfish - Aug 4, 2019

    BLACK BLACK DAY

    Headed off to the pond one morning. Had loaded the canoe and all the necessary equipment. Got to the pond and loaded everything into the canoe. Had a 3 weight and 5 weight rod with...
  12. GONE FISHING - readers cast (Neil) - Aug 4, 2019

    GONE FISHING

    A week later I pulled up in front of his house again and when I approached the front door I saw that the same sign was still hanging there. Perhaps, I thought, he had forgotten to...
  13. TRADITIONALIST - readers cast (Neil) - Aug 4, 2019

    TRADITIONALIST

    I started fly fishing dry flies and I still prefer to fish for trout with dry flies. The lure of selecting a fly and presenting it in such a way that may convince a feeding trout...
  14. TROUT - THE FINAL FRONTIER - EOTG - Aug 04, 2019

    TROUT - THE FINAL FRONTIER

    Remember the famous opening lines of the famed TV series a
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    UNDERSTANDING - Neil - Aug 4, 2019

    UNDERSTANDING

    In the last couple years many parts of our country have experienced extreme weather conditions that have had some very adverse impacts on the lakes and streams in various parts of...
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    EDDYS - Whipfinish - Apr 2019

    EDDYS

    Another winter has come and gone. The Wrens are back to their nest building in
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    FIRST TRIP 2019 - Panfish - Apr 2019

    FIRST TRIP 2019

    Finally had a chance to get out when I was free, and it was not raining.
  18. FLY FISHING THE SPORT OF ILLUSION - Readers Cast (T Travis) - Apr 2019

    FLY FISHING THE SPORT OF ILLUSION

    As fly anglers we are illusionists, our audience is the trout, whereas someone like David Copperfield of today or Harry Houdini of yesteryear created their...
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    GREAT EXPECTATIONS - EOTG - Apr 2019

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS

    Here in my home state of Montana, we are blessed for our untold miles of Blue- Ribbon Trout streams. Every year fly anglers come from across the country and around the world to...
  20. THE ANNUAL TRIP - Readers Cast (T Travis) - Apr 2019

    THE ANNUAL TRIP

    Here in my home state of Montana, we are blessed for our untold miles of Blue- Ribbon Trout streams. Every year fly anglers come from across the country and around the world to...
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    WHERE THE RIVER ENDS - Journal - Apr 2019

    WHERE THE RIVER ENDS

    High up on the north facing slope of the mountain a tiny rivulet appears from the rock face and slowly begins to flow down the slope. Along the way it disappears into the...
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    SIGHT NYMPHING - EOTG - Jan 2, 2019

    SIGHT NYMPHING

    Before I begin this selection, I am going to explain what I mean by Sight Nymphing, just so we are clear on my definition and what is being discussed. Sight nymphing is...
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    NAME THIS FLY - Neil - Jan 02, 2019

    NAME THIS FLY

    The time was the last week of September 2018 and the place was a small lake somewhere in Montana. [You didn?t think I would tell you exactly where did you?] The weather was cool, the...
  24. FISHING IN THE COFFEE CUP - Panfish - Aug 30, 2018

    FISHING IN THE COFFEE CUP

    It is an old refrain, but it has rained again. The onions in the garden have rotted. Too much water for them to make it. Folks that had potatoes in the ground have found...
  25. FAOL THEN AND NOW - Ladyfisher and Neil - Aug 30, 2018

    FAOL THEN AND NOW

    Early in the year of 1995 The Ladyfisher began to develop an idea for an online fly fishing resource. She laid out the idea on a series of note cards on the floor of her home...
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