If you haven’t noticed, FlyCast recently got a major facelift in the form of a new and improved website. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results and the new user experience we now have to offer. While the structure is largely the same, a number of enhancements were implemented to make your experience more enjoyable and intuitive. For the purposes of this blog, we'll walk through the enhancements and how to navigate our new site.
First off, we'd like to thank our incredible development team for the countless hours spent on this daunting task. Without them, we'd be stuck in the stone age. We'd also like to thank FlyCast ambassador and partner Rob Herrmann with Rob Herrmann Photography for the incredible shots of the various Colorado rivers and drainages that we report on. Rob's work can be found on nearly every page of our new site and played a huge role in our efforts to spice up our offering.
The biggest, and arguably most important, change we made revolves around our daily FlyCasts or forecasts. If you recall, our daily Flycasts were updated every Sunday night with a fresh seven day forecast. Today, we now have a rolling seven day forecast that is updated every day to reflect changes in weather and trout behavior. Previously, you were directed to a number of "light boxes" which led you to each of the individual daily FlyCasts. Whereas today, our daily FlyCasts can be consumed in a carousel format alongside the daily weather forecast (see below). Depending on how you view the new site (phone or desktop), you can now see multiple FlyCasts in the same window and easily scroll through the coming day's forecasts. This allows you to visualize the narratives and better prepare you for your time of the water.
A number of aesthetic changes were made across the board and if you haven't had a chance to check it out, we highly encourage you to do so! If you couldn't tell by now, we're very excited to share this milestone with you! At FlyCast, we've undertaken a seemingly endless pursuit to provide our users with the most up-to-date and unbiased fly fishing information. This enhancement goes hand in hand with our mission and it is our hope that the new format will allow for a better user experience and ultimately more fish in the net!
As always, if you have any questions about FlyCast, the new website or our service in general, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org