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About Our Website & Field Guides

We want you to get to better fishing, faster. 

Our engaging online experience and “all-in-one” field pocket guides get you up the fishing curve much faster.  Our destination, how-to, cooking, and interest stories are right at your fingertips – mobile, online or in your fly vest.  Each post, article, and field guide is reviewed by local guides for accuracy and thoroughness.

We love fishing new spots. 

Trying the next promising spot next takes really good information, because even the best new spots take figuring out.  Each place has its own secrets and fishes differently than other spots you’ve been.  A new location can take several days before you really start to understand it.  We provide both destination highlights and “deep dives” to get you just the right amount of information.

Why our guides?

We want you to catch awesome fish, faster.  Techniques and insects vary between even nearby rivers, so local fly patterns and fishing methods evolve and adapt.  Good information is scattered – books, fly shops, road & topo maps, online fishing reports, more.  Once there…will you really find the best spots – or do you just get pointed where the crowds go?   How many hours do you spend scouting instead of fishing?

Who are we?

Fly Fishing Field Guides is your go-to source for fly fishing, providing valuable, engaging content to fly fishing anglers. Based in the Great Northwest, our contributing authors are from across the USA and Canada, devoted to providing you need-to-know information to get to quality fishing faster, advance our great sport, and support the conservation that makes it so great.

We love fly shops and guides!

We honor and support the fly shops and guides that know the river best.  Fly shops have personality and are an experience, where fishing lore is exchanged. Large online retailers may sell en mass, but their general sales are rarely specific to what you really need to catch fish.  For this reason, we highlight and sponsor fly shops and guides that can make your experience the best.

Our Contributing Authors


Bill Bernhard

Bill Bernhardt is a professional outdoor writer and author with over 1,800 outdoor related articles and nine books on hunting, fly fishing, and wilderness survival to his credit as well as having been a contributor to Southern Trout fly fishing eZine and American Outdoors magazine. In addition, he is the author of the courses offered at his Harper Creek Outdoor Academy as well as the owner of, and instructor at, Harper Creek Fly Fishing Company.  Harper Creek Outdoor Academy

Lark Begin

When Lark takes a break from writing, you can usually find her enjoying fishing on different rivers in Ottawa Canada, and spending time with her family. As a content writing superstar, Lark has over a decade of experience writing content for niche specific blogs, with a unique voice that comes through in her 4,700+ pieces of content circulating the web.  The Profit Parrot – Lark Begin

Ryan Dobson

Ryan grew up fishing, camping, and hunting in the Ozark Mountains, achieving Eagle Scout. His extensive education spans photography, agronomics, and culinary arts. Ryan not only completes several survival challenges each year, but also shares his in-depth experience through his prolific articles. Ryan brings a decade of writing experience, including over 600 articles for numerous websites covering fishing, survival, prepping, hunting, camping, and outdoor cooking.

Deni Sharp

Deni is a freelance writer focusing on personal finance and education based finance. She is passionate about helping readers find the information they need to make informed decisions. Also a loving wife and devoted dog mom in sunny Arizona, where she grew up, she loves spending as much time as she can outdoors fishing, hiking, and going to the lake.  To learn more about education based finance or the world of freelance writing, check out her website at https://sharplyadvice.wordpress.com/


About the Founder and Chief Editor

Mark Velicer

An avid flyfisher for 40 years, M ark Velicr has lived and fly fished in Washington, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and New York along with countless fishing trips to other states and countries. During his busy career working for three Fortune 500 companies, he noticed how much time it takes to really figure out a new fishing spot.  And this was right when he’d rather be fishing!  His favorite place is on the water, including white water kayaking, rafting, drift boating, and hiking to alpine lakes.


Publisher’s Corner

We welcome your comments! We publish updates to our guides every year, in order to enhance, improve, and correct our content.  To provide comments, propose a guest article, ask about permissions,  workshops, trainings, or guide services, send us a note through our Contact page.

Text, images, illustrations, and format, all rights reserved (c) 2018 Mark Velicer.


Created & printed in the U.S.A.  Printed on Terraslate™ waterproof and indestructible paper, to keep up with your many years of enjoying the Taylor river.

The publisher makes no representation or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, correctness, or usefulness of this information and specifically disclaims any implied warranties  or results.  The advice, strategies and techniques described herein may not be suitable for all individuals. The publisher shall not be responsible for any physical harm up to and including death, loss of profit or other consequences or damages.  The publisher assumes no liability arising out of or relating in any way to the application and/or use of the information contained herein.

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