Best Flies For Bluegill

In fishing, it’s sometimes best to take things back to the start. Getting in touch with your roots and the things that made you fall in love with fishing can remind you why it’s the best hobby in the world. Fishing for bluegills is where many anglers started. These...

What is Mending in Fly Fishing (With Video)

Successful fly anglers pay close attention to the details. It’s easy to get distracted by fly choice, long casts and unnecessary adjustments on the water. At the end of the day, if you can’t present a fly naturally, you’ll struggle to catch fish. It’s imperative that...

Is Fly Fishing Hard to Learn?

I recently got married, and when my wife introduces me to her friends or family whom I haven’t yet met, she always tells folks that I’m a fly fisherman. Inevitably, people ask if it’s hard to learn, because they see the long rods, piles of line, and graceful, arcing...

About Guide Recommended

Tight Lines! David here – the creator of Guide Recommended. If I had to describe why I created Guide Recommended in a single word I would say “OBSESSED”

READ More About Me Here 

Best Flies For Bluegill

Best Flies For Bluegill

In fishing, it’s sometimes best to take things back to the start. Getting in touch with your roots and the things that made you fall in love with fishing can remind you why it’s the best hobby in the world. Fishing for bluegills is where many anglers started. These...

What is Mending in Fly Fishing (With Video)

What is Mending in Fly Fishing (With Video)

Successful fly anglers pay close attention to the details. It’s easy to get distracted by fly choice, long casts and unnecessary adjustments on the water. At the end of the day, if you can’t present a fly naturally, you’ll struggle to catch fish. It’s imperative that...

Is Fly Fishing Hard to Learn?

Is Fly Fishing Hard to Learn?

I recently got married, and when my wife introduces me to her friends or family whom I haven’t yet met, she always tells folks that I’m a fly fisherman. Inevitably, people ask if it’s hard to learn, because they see the long rods, piles of line, and graceful, arcing...

How to Set the Hook When Fly Fishing

How to Set the Hook When Fly Fishing

A few years back, I was on the Utah section of the Green River with my friend Ryan Kelly. Ryan’s one of the best fishermen I know, and he was busy trying to teach me how to throw streamers while also rowing the drift boat. I hadn’t fished streamers much at all in my...

How to Reel in a Fish with a Fly Rod

How to Reel in a Fish with a Fly Rod

Earlier this summer, I was guiding two guys on a pretty stretch of river that’s known for having a lot of fish – albeit not terribly large ones – and incredibly easy to access. It was July, early in the morning, but still hot enough that the cool spring water felt...

How to Attach Backing to a Fly Reel

How to Attach Backing to a Fly Reel

I’d really like the fly fishing world to change how backing is put on a fly reel.  Most folks recommend an Arbor Knot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbor_knot  (link to Wikipedia)  I’ve found that the best knot is a Double Surgeon’s Loop.  Fast to tie and one of the...