Spring is Here!

Despite the nor’easter that just dumped 18″ of snow on us last week, spring is upon us!  Our fishing season never ends, but the number of hours we spend on the water spikes this time of year.  For that reason, we will be away from the blog for some time and hope to be back towards the end of the …

Warming Waters: Part 3

Deforestation As we know, climate change is happening and we are the primary cause of this problem due to our emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs).  These gases consist of anything that traps solar radiation in our atmosphere such as: carbon dioxide, methane, ozone and fluorocarbons.  There are several factors to consider when looking into this issue, and the big picture is …

Sexy over Size

The Making of a Trophy All too often we are consumed by catching the biggest fish.  Just look at the list of nicknames we have for those big fish: pig, hawg, slab, buck, toad, gator, cow, beast, monster, fatty, lunker… and of course the biggest fish in the river, Mr. Hog Johnson!  Size certainly doesn’t hurt, and in fact it’s …

Warming Waters: Part 2

Elected Officials The CRO Flies crew strongly believes that we have a moral obligation to promote conservation and to protect our resources for generations to come.  We want to hand down a planet that is in better shape than the shape in which we received it.  We need to set aside our differences and come together in order to achieve …

Reasons We Fish #2 – River Soda

The second video from the “Reasons We Fish” series highlights one of my favorite parts of fly fishing with friends and family… River Soda! Fly Fishing takes us to some of the most breathtaking places this earth has to offer. A few sips of river soda just enhances the experience, and it doesn’t stop there… river soda serves another important …