Fishing Trips

  1. Maine Fly Fishing: Where to Fish in Maine

    Maine Fly Fishing: Where to Fish in Maine
    Most of you probably know Trident Fly Fishing is located in the picturesque state of Maine. Lobster, sailing, summer houses, beautiful coastline, tourism, and the largest forest coverage of any state in the US. 'Vacation Land', as it's aptly referred to, weaves grand wilderness and close-knit coastal communities into a state quilt that's pretty dynamic. And, as you may have also heard, Maine has fish. Lots of them. Once you've decided you'd rather put footprints on a riverbank than hoist sails on a mast, Maine's 35,000 square miles can seem overwhelming. Where's the best place to don a pair of waders and chase down weary salmonids? Like any type of fishing, it depends on the season, conditions, geography and more. Here are some recommendations to point you in the right direction.
  2. Summer Fly Fishing Gear You Never Knew You Needed

    Summer Fly Fishing Gear You Never Knew You Needed
    Finally, summer sun and productive fishing during the nicest season of the year. We grind out the winter months staying busy at the fly tying bench in preparation for summer fly fishing. Well, it’s here. Maybe you’ve taken care of updating your gear for wet wading season and summer trout, or maybe you’re scrambling last minute to find the best gear for what remains of the fishiest time of the year. In either case, we’ve compiled a list of the most important summer fly fishing gear, regardless of target species, to bring some useful products to light that you may not have considered.
  3. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Musky

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Musky
    Musky, similar to Pike, are large critters with big teeth. Many anglers fish one fly rod for both species. The fish are similar - both long, large, aggressive and wildly predatory, which makes targeting them on a fly rod loads of fun. Musky, however, are moodier, rarer, and often more difficult to catch than Pike, especially the larger fish. Musky also tend to eat larger flies that move a lot of water so fly choice and technique differ a bit. Read on to find out which fly rod is best for targeting these stubborn predators.
  4. Read This Before Fly Fishing in New Zealand

    Read This Before Fly Fishing in New Zealand
    So, was our recent adventure in New Zealand the trip of a lifetime? Did it cure the nags of winter and the stresses of office life? Read on to hear what we learned and what you should know before you sell the family farm and travel halfway around the world for the best trout fishing on Earth.
  5. 8 Must-Have Flies for Alaskan Rainbow Trout

    8 Must-Have Flies for Alaskan Rainbow Trout
    So you want to travel thousands of miles to go fly fishing in Alaska, home to giant flesh-eating Rainbow Trout, float planes, and remote wilderness. It is important to prioritize desired fishing tactics, species, and weather patterns before planning your fishy getaway. It is also important to arrive with a thorough fly selection. Fly patterns can make or break a trip to Alaska, and having the right patterns in your fly box is paramount. Here are a few pertinent fly suggestions for Alaskan Rainbow Trout and when/how to use them. Read on to find out more.
  6. Fall Fly Fishing Gear Guide

    Fall Fly Fishing Gear Guide
    As the summer season winds down, fall knocks at our front door bringing blistering winds, colder temperatures, unique river conditions, and ample angling opportunities. Tired of summer crowds and high sun? Skeptical about fishing in windy weather? Fall turns many anglers away from a fly rod and toward skis, shovels, and pumpkins. That doesn’t have to be you. Proper layering goes a long way in keeping you dry and comfortable on the water. Here are a few layering suggestions to help battle cold temps this fall.
  7. Trip Report: Turneffe Atoll, Belize - Aug/Sept. 2016

    Trip Report: Turneffe Atoll, Belize - Aug/Sept. 2016
    I recently spent a week fishing Turneffe Atoll, Belize in preparation for a hosted trip I have scheduled in April. I stayed at the Turneffe Flats lodge, which is located on the northeast (Caribbean) side of the atoll, and is situated in perfect location for easy fishing/diving access. “Flats,” as it’s nicknamed, is even stationed right along a home flat which would hold bonefish and at times permit and triggerfish during various times of the day. Most days, either early morning or when I returned to the lodge in the evening, I would see tailing fish feeding no more than 40 feet away. So, right off the bat the location seemed great. I was anxious to see what the rest of Turneffe Flats would show me.
  8. 10… 11… 12… How to Choose a Fly Rod for Tarpon

    10… 11… 12… How to Choose a Fly Rod for Tarpon
    Whether you’re taking your first tarpon trip, or upgrading your existing setup, one of the questions that you’re going to wrangle with is which line weight to choose. That choice typically comes down to 10-, 11-, or 12-weight. Here’s how to choose between them
  9. A Different Way to Fly Fish Florida: Snook fishing on the Myakka River

    A Different Way to Fly Fish Florida: Snook fishing on the Myakka River
    “Oooh, I like the looks of that one!” I said as Ben opened up his fly box for me to inspect. I could tell by the look on his face that he did not share my enthusiasm. It was a white and olive Clouser pattern with a lot of gold flash. Gold is always a good choice in the tannin-stained water.
  10. The World’s Best Tarpon Fishing?

    The World’s Best Tarpon Fishing?
    It’s March. If you’re like me, you’re locked in one of the many ‘polar vortices’ that is gripping the country. I don’t know what it is about snow. It’s white after all, but every time it falls I find myself dreaming of silver.

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