We are the expert fly fishermen behind Into Fly Fishing. Our aim is to help you find the best fly destinations, gear and techniques to make the most out of your fly fishing adventures in the US and around the world.
To catch, release, be eco-friendly and have fun.
We are here to show the world how to fly fish better, more eco-friendly and to more destinations around the world, while ensuring the most success on the river.
A Few Words About Us
Spreading the word of clean rivers and healthy fish.
We’re looking to spread the good word of fly fishing and the love that we have for this incredible outdoor sport.
Fly fishing isn’t just a hobby. It’s a way of life. We are here to be your guide to life on the fly.
Our Eco Policy
We are dedicated to catch and release fly fishing and to the positive effect that anglers and their eco-values can have around the world. Into Fly Fishing adheres to the more sustainable fishing practices and we are committed to helping economies grow around keeping fish alive, rather than killing them.
Our Core Values
We want to offer our readers the best fly fishing reading experience possible. Any gear reviews will always be tried and tested by our expert angler staff and gear lists will be researched to ensure we’re only recommending fly fishing equipment that is of great value to our readers.
Our Team Of Expert Fly Anglers
Our team of fly anglers has more than a century of experience between us. We are anglers from around the world, coming together to share our love for the sport.
FOUNDER & HEAD-EDITOR
Nick has been fly fishing since he was 8 years old – ever since his dad first bought him a fly rod for Christmas and started teaching him the art of fly fishing. From that time on, he was hooked (pun intended). Learning to fly fish from his dad, who learned from his grandfather, Nick quickly became completely enthralled with the sport. Since then, he’s fly fished all over the world, from the Caribbean to Argentina and even in Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia.
With nearly thirty years of fly fishing knowledge under his belt and having accumulated more fly fishing gear than he cares to admit, he decided to start this blog to help inspire more people get into the sport, and to show passionate anglers how to take their game to the next level.
Even though he knew he had a lot of experience in fly fishing, he was also aware that his own expertise wouldn’t be enough to create the most comprehensive and most useful fly fishing blog online. That’s why he decided to team up with the other incredible professional fly fishermen and women who also share their expertise in fly fishing on this blog and on the Into Fly Fishing YouTube Channel. Together, there is over 110 years of experience on this website. All from anglers who love fly fishing and who are always after that next big trout and who are happy to have you along for the journey.
PROFESSIONAL FLY FISHING GUIDE
Pierre is a professional fly fishing guide, a professional photographer, and self-proclaimed addict of the sport. He’s guided clients of all experience levels in the Seychelles, Costa Rica, the Nubian Flats in Sudan, and around his home waters near Cape Town, South Africa. He spends nearly as much time behind the vise as he does on the river, not only tying flies for himself, but also selling his flies to excited customers who know just how effective they can be.
Pierre has spend the past twenty plus years perfecting his art and yet, he still finds himself learning new fly fishing skills each day. Over the years, he’s purchased, rented and guided with more fly fishing gear than pretty much anyone you’ll meet. Having spent so many years guiding clients, he had the opportunity to keep his hands on some of the newest gear out there, while also learning from a wide range of professional anglers.
Today, Pierre devotes his life to his family and to the sport of fly fishing. He’s out almost every day on the waters around Cape Town and he looks forward to the next time he can fly fish in another spot around the world.
Pierre has shared his knowledge on many large fishing and outdoors websites and has had his photography featured in print and on many outdoor websites online.
FLY FISHING EXPERT
Danny Mooers has been fly fishing all over the United States and Canada for more than 6 years. Shortly after starting college, he dove head first into his new obsession for fly fishing. Every spare weekend or long break was dedicated to finding the next trout. He has spent thousands of hours studying the art of fly presentation, casting techniques, local fishing reports and more.
He has fished in Northern British Columbia, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Michigan and much more. He prides himself on being able to locate and land trout, salmon and steelhead wherever he goes.
Danny has shared his fly fishing expertise on some of the largest fishing sites online including Guide Recommended and Reel Adventure Fishing. He finds the sport of fly angling to be one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding hobbies that any person can have and he wants to inspire more would-be anglers to give it a shot.
Danny continues to spend every free moment he has, studying water movements and currents, trying to figure out where that next illusive fish might be hiding. He keeps on honing his skills, growing his patience and learning more and more about the sport of fly fishing. He is addicted to it and his passion really shines through in his writing and in his video production for our YouTube Channel.
He firmly believes that anyone else who he inspires to get into the sport will be just as passionate about it as he is. He recommends that everyone be willing to ask questions, do the research and learn from your mistakes. Eventually, everyone finds their own style in fly fishing and eventually they will become another advocate for the sport, just like Danny.
FLY FISHING EXPERT & BASS SPECIALIST
Dallas Hudgens has been fishing for his entire life, and exclusively fly fishing for the past 10 years. In that time, he’s spent more of his hours on the river than he has been doing most other things. He frequently casts in the calm waters of Virginia where he’s from, but he’s also done some fishing trips in West Virginia. He specializes in the local bass around his area, but also has extensive knowledge about fly fishing for trout, salmon and many other species of fish.
Dallas also spends a lot of his time behind the vise, tying his own flies. He’s been tying flies for almost as long as he’s been fly fishing and he sees it as another layer to the game that one can hone and perfect in order to catch more fish.
When he’s not behind the vise, or out chasing brook trout in the mountain streams of his home state of Virginia and paddling around farm ponds throwing wooly buggers to bream and bass, he’s in his office writing about fishing. Dallas Hudgens has been published in The Virginia Sportsman, Southern Culture on the Fly as well as many other fly fishing and outdoor sites.
FLY FISHING GUIDE 40+ YEARS
Lawrence Hill has been fly fishing for nearly 50 years and is an expert when it comes to fly tying and casting a line at a good trout, grayling or salmon. He has taught dozens of anglers how to be more productive fly fisherman and has devoted his life to the pursuit of catching that perfect fish in his homeland waters of the UK.
He has been a fly fisherman since 1972 – initially on the Rivers Wick and Thurso at school, has fished as far south as the Falkland Islands but is mainly to be seen on the chalk streams of southern England. He is privileged to fish the beats frequented by famous fly fishermen like FM Halford and GM Skues on the River Itchen, but living on the south coast of England still has time to try for sea bass on the fly or spinning, or trying for trout or salmon in Scotland when holidays permit.
He is an expert of fly tying and also guiding other anglers to choose the right flies for different fly fishing scenarios. He has spent decades mastering his fly tying patterns and learning to cast the most effective flies at the hungriest fish in the most active pools. He is also part of some of the fisheries companies in the UK, helping to improve the health and populations of local trout.
It would be hard to find a man in the UK or anywhere in the world who has spent as much time as Lawrence Hill has spent fly fishing on rivers, lakes, tributaries, streams, and even coastal ocean waters.
PROFESSIONAL FLY FISHING GUIDE
Rowan Lytle has been fishing ever since he can remember and has been an avid fly fisher since he was 14 years old. Over time his interest in fly fishing turned from hobby to passion to full-blown obsession. He fishes between 250 and 320 days each year, has caught over 160 different fish species on the fly, and simply cannot stop fly fishing new places for new fish.
Rowan has traveled all over the Eastern US to fish for species big and small, and has learned how to do long fishing trips on a tight budget.
He has written about fishing since 2012, both for his own personal blog, Connecticut Fly Angler, and for fly fishing & outdoors print publications.
He has also guided, taught fly casting instruction, and tied flies commercially. His wide array of experience fishing different waters and species means he has had to hone his fly selection. He values simplicity and utility in both flies and gear. Everything Rowan carries must have a purpose, and must be up to the rigor and frequency of his fishing habits.
Rowan is also a devoted conservationist, advocating for the protection and preservation of wild native fish and the ecosystem needed to sustain them. He hopes to travel, fish, and write about his experiences for the rest of his life, and pass as much of his experience on to younger generations as he can.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER / EDITOR
Judia is a professional social media manager and editor. She helps to make sure that all of our posts are ready for publication, the facts are correct and that we get all of the content shared on our social media. Judia is an integral part of helping to keep this blog running at the standard that we want to keep it at.