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!

fly fisherman trying out fly rod combo

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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fly fishing for pre-spawn spring bass

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 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 across ...
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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 fishing beginner kit

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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fly fishing box of flies including caddis, bwo, adams, stone

Like Candy: Fishing Nymphs for More Trout

By Kevin C. Brown Despite common thought concerning the method in which fly fisherman most often catch trout (dry flies), many non-fly fishermen may be surprised to discover the majority of the trout that are caught by fly fishermen are actually caught on tiny patterns that imitate aquatic insects called ...
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trout fishing on fly rod and reel

5 Casts Every Fly Fisherman Should Master

5 Essential Fly Fishing Casting Techniques To anglers who fly fish, the cast is quite important to their success on the water. How you put the fly in the water plays a key role in whether or not you are going to catch fish. The fly fishing casting technique that is used is ...
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