Saturday, October 23, 2021


Boots Allen

Boots Allen is a fly fishing guide and writer who lives with his wife and two kids in Victor, Idaho. His latest book is Finding Trout in All Conditions


Articles by Boots Allen:

Yellowstone’s Fall Lake-Run Brown Trout

Posted on: 26 Aug 2021

Many contend Rocky Mountain brown trout initiate their spawning migration from lakes on the first full moon after the fall equinox. Some streams experience runs well before this event. Autumn is a special time in the West. Summertime crowds dissipate, air temperatures are crisp, foliage display rich hues, and wildlife [...]



Guide Flies: The Convertible

Posted on: 03 Jun 2021

The Convertible is another top-notch creation from the vise of Scott Sanchez. The pattern gained fame in the Jackson Hole One Fly Contest when Bob Slamal fished it to perfection, producing one of the highest one-day point totals ever recorded. By choosing the Convertible, he was able to match various [...]



Film Flies

Posted on: 03 Jun 2021

A box dedicated solely to film flies can come in handy on most trout streams and lakes. Organizing fly boxes is a time-honored tradition. Many see it as a requirement for success. For others, “getting ready” has always been part of the fun in this game we play, and nothing [...]



Skwala Stoneflies: The first big bug of the year

Posted on: 09 Feb 2021

Spring is a much-heralded time for western U.S. trout anglers. This is when winter loses its grip on the land, the days grow longer, weather patterns generally stabilize, and fishing becomes a lot more comfortable and productive.             Accompanying that warming air and water temperature is the appearance of multiple [...]