Our Fly Fishing Playlists

The sounds we find on the water—the near silence of a still lake or the rushing water of a mountain stream—fills anglers with a calm and peace, or even excitement. For many of us music is the same. No, we won’t advocate putting on your headphones while fishing (EVER). But we will acknowledge that the music that pumps you up, cools you down, or just lets you zone while you drive, is an important part of the day.

Music is often the sound that defines the moment, and the music that we choose is unique and personal. We can have heated debates with friends about various bands, guitar players, or genre defining albums, that are just as passionate as whether Great Lake “steelhead” are really steelhead, or if fishing beads is really fly fishing. Music and fly fishing go together like peas and carrots, and most anglers we have encountered are as passionate about music as they are about fly fishing.

Sharing fly patterns with our buddies is a lot like sharing new bands we listen to. In honor of the similarity and our love for music here at Loon Outdoors we thought we would share a few of our favorites with you.



"Waltz About Whiskey" by Mandolin Orange
"Oh My Sweet Carolina" by Ryan Adams
"Coffee" by Sylvan Esso
"Jesus, Etc" by Wilco
"Elegy" by Leif Vollebekk
"A Lady Does Not Often Falter" by Cahalen Morrison
"The Oh Hellos" by Cold is the Night
"Thinking ’Bout Love" by Wild Rivers
"Turpentine" by Brandi Carlisle
"Brothers on a Hotel Bed" by Death Cab for Cutie
"Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison
Listen to Brett's full playlist HERE on Spotify


"Touch of Grey" by The Greatful Dead
"Black River Killer" by Blitzen Trapper
"Penelope" by Pinkback
"Southern Bells In London Sing" by The Faint
"Bread And Water" by Ryan Bingham
"Fury Of The Storm" by Dragon Force
"Joker And The Thief" by Wolf Mother
"World On Fire" by Stick Figure
"Head Full Of Doubt" by The Avett Brothers
"Wait So Long" by Trampled By Turtles
"Grape Vine Fires" by Death Cab For Cutie
"Under Me Sensi" by Barrington Levy



"Outfit" by Drive By Truckers
"Burn. Flicker. Die" by American Aquarium
"Smoke" by Lucero
"Fletcher" by Blitzen Trapper
"I Will Be" by Hot Water Music
"Vonnegut" by Arliss Nancy
"Lies I Choose To Believe" by John Moreland 
"Loving Cup" by The Rolling Stones
"Missunderstood" by Wilco
"As the Little Things Go" by Apple Seed Cast
"Faker" by The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
"Time Trap" by Built to Spill