Recommended Websites

Wet Fly Water Guides

Wet Fly Waterguides is owned and operated by Dave Allbaugh and is a fly fishing guide service that focuses specifically on the nearly lost art of fly fishing with wet flies. He guides his clients on some of Central and North Central Pennsylvania’s finest limestone and freestone streams. Their mission is to educate novice as well as seasoned fly anglers to this traditional way of fly fishing and demonstrate that it is still as productive today as it was back in the day.

CatchGuide Fishing Books

Catch Guide Fishing Books - fly fishing - steve moore

An assorted collection of books recommended by someone who knows where to fish!

Maryland Fly Fishing Forum

The forum is geared for the Maryland and South Central PA fly fisherman. It is open to all who wish to discuss fly tying, local trout streams, fly shops, gear and almost anything else related to fishing. Fly Fishing Maryland welcomes anyone to participate in these discussions.

Utah’s Fly Corner

Johnny Utah is an avid fly fisherman, fly designer and fly tier from New Jersey. He fishes over 200 days a year and ties flies every day, 365. He has designed some great trout patterns over the years and is always working on new ones. Johnny has been a featured fly tier for the International fly tying symposium and enjoys teaching fly tying.

Flytyer With a Unique Twist – Niklas Dahlin

Min bilderNiklas Dahlin is a Flytyer with an addiction to the past, the flies and the techniques that was used 100 years ago. My goal with flytying and flyfishing is to do my best to be a part of giving the flytyers and flyfishers of today and tomorow a chance not to forget about the Amazing heritage from the past, “flyfishing is more than just catching fish”. The flies closest to my heart is the “Catskill style dry flies” and the “North country flies”.

Dan Bastian Wet Flies

Alder, Brown Turkey, Don Bastian has been tying flies for 47 years, and teaching fly tying for almost 30 years. He has approximately 765 flies, wet flies, streamers, and bucktails published in the book Forgotten Flies – (2000). Besides the 499 wet flies in the Ray Bergman chapter, Don also tied the entire series of Keith Fulsher’s Thunder Creek Minnow patterns. He also replicated many traditional Maine and New England style streamers and bucktails, including some tandem trolling flies. Among his work featured in that book are some of famed angling writer Joe Brook’s salt water patterns; Don tied the entire series of “The Brooks Blond” streamer flies.

Maryland Trout Unlimited

MDTU was formed in 1971 and currently has over 800 members. These members largely live in Baltimore City and in Baltimore and Harford Counties. The mission of Trout Unlimited is to preserve, protect and restore North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds. Great Feathers is an active supporter and contributor to MDTU’s events.

The Flyfish Journal

The Fly Fish JournalThe Flyfish Journal is published by Funny Feelings LLC, publishers since 2001. The Flyfish Journal publishes four journals per volume from Bellingham, WA. We also produce podcasts, blogs, artist series shirts, and special events. The Flyfish Journal remains committed to being fly fishing’s premier media product.

Fly Tying Forum

fly tying forumFly Tying Forum is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

Salmon flies by John McClain

FeathersMc website is a place dedicated to the materials for and tying Atlantic Salmon flies. It has been have expanded to include Classic Rangeley Style Trolling Streamers as well as other “Classic” style things.

Potomac Patuxent Trout Unlimited

TU LogoPPTU activities are focused primarily on trout waters on the northern fringe of the Metropolitan Washington DC area; the upper Patuxent, the Middle/Little Patuxent, the Paint Branch, and the Northwest Branch. Our stewardship of these streams includes protection, restoration and improvement of the wild trout habitats in the Paint Branch and the headwaters of the Patuxent River, plus stocking of hatchery-raised trout in habitats that support trout on a more seasonal basis. These stewardships have materially helped to maintain trout populations that provide both educational and recreational resources nearby the homes of our members. Through our chapter’s association with other TU chapters in the Mid-Atlantic Council of Trout Unlimited we coordinate with and participate in conservation projects in trout-bearing watersheds throughout Maryland, and recently in the Maryland Brook Trout Alliance. Please give back to these special local areas through participation in our conservation activities.