Fly Fishing Magazines

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Fly Fishing Magazines

One of the best ways to learn about fly fishing is by reading about it. You don’t have to buy hundreds of books, though. There are many magazines dedicated to fly fishing, and most of them can give you a lot of great information.

The leading magazine, and probably the most popular, is Fly Fisherman. This magazine gives lots of great tips and tricks you can try, and it brings you some of the most up-to-date news about streams and rivers that are popular with fly fishermen. You can get reviews of lodges and destinations as well as reports as to where the fish are biting the best. Subscription rates are $24 per year, and you can also check them online at

Fly Rod and Reel is another popular magazine among experienced fly fishers. They touch on fishing etiquette, fly tying, and human interest stories from other fishermen. Recent issues have focused on conservation efforts along with ways to preserve the areas you will be fishing so others can enjoy the same waters. It is published six times per year and subscription rates are $19.97 for one full year. Online, they are located at

Fly Fish America is an excellent magazine that brings you very comprehensive information on fly fishing. They do reviews of various fly fishing gear, give instructions on how to tie different flies as well as provide fishing reports. This magazine is also online at A yearly subscription for the paper form of the magazine for 7 issues is just $15.95.

When you subscribe to American Angler magazine, you will find practical information on the tactics, techniques, tackle, and flies that will bring you more success in your fly fishing endeavors. Recent issues have focused on the advantages to using wet flies as well as a south Alaska fly fishing expedition. It is also published six times a year with a subscription rate of $19.95 per year.

A specialty magazine called Fly Tyer is the only magazine dedicated exclusively to the art of tying your own flies. Publishing quarterly, Fly Tyer has all sorts of articles on the history, tradition, and innovations in the art of fly tying. For four issues, which is a year’s subscription, it will cost you $19.95.

There are many, many more fly fishing magazines that are published. Most will offer you some excellent information along with tips and techniques that you can put to use on your next fly fishing trip. Find one that you like and take in all that it has to offer. That’s how great fishermen are made!