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RiverBum Fly Fishing Blog

Montana Bounty - Fly Fishing a Double Nymph Rig

I’ve been doing a lot more nymphing lately. There’s a couple reasons, I want to improve my skills, you certainly catch more fish with is a decided plus when I take my 12 year old daughter Madison with me, and it doesn’t seem to get the love that other methods do. When I was in Montana fishing with Jim [...]

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Raising Them Right - Fishing with Kids

I was raised with a healthy respect for the importance of family and the outdoors.  I was told it was a very important part in life to get married and have kids to pass on the legacy. Well for me, having a passion for the outdoors and fishing, it made perfect sense to combine the two. [...]

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Streamer Fly Fishing Basics

One of my goals last year was to fish more with a streamer. Fly fishing with streamers is a great way to increase your chances of landing a large trout. If you think about it, it sure make sense that a large trout is going to each large forage.  Small bugs can catch large fish, no doubt about that. [...]

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New Fly Patterns

Innovation never stops in the fly fishing industry. We are always trying to come up with new and creative ways of chasing our friends with fins. RiverBum has invested heavily in bringing additional product offering to the market place.Saltwater Flies Let’s face it, our saltwater offering was sparse.  With the addition of Allison Hendricks, Tony Lai, and [...]

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​Purple is Perfect

How important is the color of your fly fishing fly? I mean, I have never seen a purple mayfly or stonefly? Yet the color works so well - 5 out of 4 trout surveyed said they preferred purple.  On a serious note, I’m no fish biologist, but many studies done by actual fish biologists have come to [...]

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​Fly Fishing Tips and Tricks - Bumper Bugs

Going to a new area that you haven’t fished or even an old haunt just a different section of the river? Wash your vehicle before you get out on the water.  That’s right. When you drive that river road, you’re going to get bugs splatting all over your newly cleaned car….and those bugs are the ones hatching! [...]

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​Why We Fly Fish

My undergraduate degree is in engineering. In the world of engineering, there are definitive right and wrong answers. There are formulas in chemistry, laws in physics….absolutes on how to get from point A to point B.Fly Fishing is the polar opposite, and a refreshing opposite for me. I write tips and tricks and the like very frequently, however, there [...]

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The Salmonfly Hatch

I’m headed out to Montana in a few weeks to fish the Salmonfly hatch with Jim Mitchell, one of the best guides I have ever fished with and all around great guy. This is a world-famous hatch that occurs in the western part of North America from Colorado to Northern California and on up to British Columbia.These big [...]

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Why RiverBum

When I sit back and look at our industry, it is certainly saturated with a lot of players. There are some very respectable competitors in the market space, and some, not so much. So what makes RiverBum so different?QualityWe have been in business for 13 years now, founded on a basic principal; offer great quality flies at a [...]

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Fat Guys Float

What a fantastic day I had this weekend in the Richmond, Virginia area. I went to visit my old friend Tabb Williams. Since I moved back east, we’ve been planning a trip. This weekend was it, and what a blast! Friday and Sunday we fished some of his local bass ponds and panfish haunts in kayaks. [...]

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