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 Oregon Trout Trail by Scott Richmond. Joel LaFollette talks to Westfly about Oregon Trout Trail. This nifty idea encourages fly anglers to get out their rut and explore the best that Oregon has to offer. MP4 video, 8:38.

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Better Fishing in May?
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What Can We Learn from Competitive Fly Fishing?. Devin Olsen, a member of the US Fly Fishing Team, shares some very insightful tips about how to size up a river and tells us why we shouldn't just fish the same-old same-old way. MP3 audio, 14.43.

John Day River Smallmouth Bass. Marty Sheppard shares tips on fly fishing for smallmouth on the John Day River. (Audio)

Sandy River Winter Steelhead with Marty Sheppard. Guide Marty Sheppard shares a few secrets of winter steelhead fly fishing and the Sandy River. (Audio)

Last-Minute Stones. Salmonfly/golden stone season is upon us. Try putting these three patterns in your fly box!

Graduate School Stoneflies. Try these new stonefly patterns!

Three Keys to Effective Damselfly Nymphs. Many stillwater trout grow huge on a diet of damselfly nymphs. But what kind of fly best fools them?

Pale Evening Duns. Pale evening duns are a major late-spring/early-summer hatch on many western streams. What works and what doesn't?

Tying Midge Pupa Patterns--Part 1. Spring-time is midge-time. But most commercial patterns don't measure up. And what can you do about it?

Dragonflies. Dragonfly nymphs are big meal that's available year-round for stillwater trout.

Fishing the Salmonfly Hatch. Many anglers don't approach the salmonfly season as they should--and loose fish they shouldn't.

Grannoms. Grannoms (a caddis) are an important hatch both spring and fall.

Don't Tread on a Redd!. If you don't watch were you step, you could destroy the family jewels.

Go Below for BWO. Is a dry fly the best answer during a Baetis hatch? Not always.

Quick Tip: One Way to Have Better Fishing. Want a better future? Take care of what we have today.

Quick Tip: Wind Drifting. This simple tactic for lakes is like cheating!