Category Archives: Fly Fishing

Anyone who’s ever spent time casting a fly rod will tell you It takes patience and skill but also that it is one of the most sublime and rewarding forms of recreational fishing. Contrary to what many may think, fly fishing is an extremely versatile method of fishing that can be done in almost any water environment. Fly fishing can be done in both fresh water as well as salt water – from small streams to the open ocean. The number of species that one can fish on fly tackle is too exhaustive to list but the following are some of the more popular fish, both freshwater and saltwater: largemouth bass, trout, steelhead, salmon, pike, muskie, carp, striped bass, redfish, permit, bonefish, tarpon and even the might marlin! Yes, fly fishing is truly magical!

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10 Fly Fishing Gifts Your Special Angler Will Love

With so much gear available out there, it can be hard to pinpoint a good gift for the fly angler in your life. There are some great technologies out there that can make fishing both easier and fun as well as some simple things that make excellent gifts as well ...
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There Is No Best Fly Rod Weight – There Are Two

A question often asked is: “how do you choose the best fly rod weight?” The answer depends on a number of factors like what species of fish you are targeting, the environment you are fishing in, and the fishing conditions. I wanted to explore whether or not there was a ...
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Flood Tide Fun: Fly Fishing for Tailing Redfish

When summertime comes around, every fly fisherman from Florida to North Carolina starts dreaming about one thing: flood tides. A few times a month the moon coordinates with the sun and the wind to generate conditions that are perfect. In places where fly fishing is difficult because the water is ...
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fly reel and rod for saltwater fishing

Saltwater Fly Reel Buying Guide: Must-Have Features and 5 Top Values

Watching line tear through the water with blazing speed can help prove whether or not a fly reel is worth the investment. For saltwater fly fishermen, it takes even less time to find out the value. Big fish and fast runs test the mechanical parts and the salty air and ...
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orvis encounter best fly rod combo for beginners

Review of the Orvis Encounter – Best Beginner Fly Rod Combo

Breaking Down the Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit (My Personal Encounter) Key Reel Features:
  • Large Arbor
  • Comes with 150 yards of Weight Forward line
  • Disc Drag System
  • Click Drag Knob
  • Composite Plastic
Key Rod Features:
  • Graphite
  • 4-Piece
  • Cordura Case
  • 32 inches when broken down
  • Medium to Fast ...
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5 Fly Rod Combos That Hit the Quality/Value Sweet Spot

As the spring season approaches, it’s time to grab a fly rod and get out on your favorite river or flat. If you’re new to fly fishing, buying a high-quality fly rod and reel can be expensive. Luckily, there’s an easier and more cost-effective way to purchase the gear you ...
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Spring Fly Fishing for Bass: The Three Stages of the Spawn

Known for their size and aggressive feeding habits, both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are a popular gamefish in the US, Canada and throughout Northern Mexico. Part of the reason Bass are so popular in the fishing world is because of the professional Bass fishing circuit. Tournament anglers have inspired people ...
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Minimalist Fishing – The Answer to Fishing in a Complicated World?

On your last fishing trip did you find yourself dragging what seemed like a few hundred pounds of equipment? How about noticing yourself spending longer planning than actually fishing? If you’re anything like me, the desire to head out fishing spur-of-the-moment can quickly be curtailed by the amount of work ...
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Fly Gear Essentials: 10 Must-Haves of a Great Fly Fishing Kit

Guest Post by Tobias Dimick -- Fly fishing can no doubt be a challenging sport to learn. However, by learning about the various fly tackle components and removing some of the mystery around how to put together a solid fly fishing kit, it will greatly benefit you in the long run ...
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best trout fly line

Orvis Hydros HD Trout Fly Line Review

By Kevin Brown There comes a time in all of our journeys as fly fishermen when it’s time to replace that old fly line we’ve been fishing with for probably way too long, and that’s most likely starting to show signs of heavy wear. Or sometimes we just want to ...
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