The Best Fly Fishing Attire for Comfort and Flexibility

I’ve always said being comfortable will help you catch more fish.  Being warm wading or protected from the sun gives you a chance to relax.  Being relaxed lets you get into the right mindset, soaking in the surroundings and reacting to subtle strikes. If...

Can You Catch Pike on a Fly? (I Find Out)

I think it’s the teeth.  When I was a kid, for fun whenever I caught a pike I’d keep it and cut the head off.  Then I’d put the head on one of those ant piles you see.  If other critters would stay away for a month or so I’d end up with a pike skull...

What is the Best Fishing Multi-Tool? (I’ve Got 5 That Are All Great)

The success of any fishing trip can be determined by numerous factors, with the main one being the quality of the tools you use for tackling lots of small tasks on the boat. Unfortunately, carrying multiple devices isn't practical; therefore, you need a reliable...

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Can You Catch Pike on a Fly? (I Find Out)

Can You Catch Pike on a Fly? (I Find Out)

I think it’s the teeth.  When I was a kid, for fun whenever I caught a pike I’d keep it and cut the head off.  Then I’d put the head on one of those ant piles you see.  If other critters would stay away for a month or so I’d end up with a pike skull...

Best Fly Fishing Reel for Bass

Best Fly Fishing Reel for Bass

Most fly anglers leave bass fishing up to those with the fancy bass boats and thousands of dollars in spin fishing gear. As a result, they miss out on hours of fun targeting a fish that’s easily accessible with a fly rod. In order to land these fish, however, you need...

What Is a Large Arbor Fly Reel? Let’s Find Out!

What Is a Large Arbor Fly Reel? Let’s Find Out!

How fast can you crank a reel handle?  That hot steelhead has decided to play a trick on you and run toward you at a speed that defines a silver bullet. Slack line and a jump usually results in disappointment, but if you could gather line faster, have a reel with...

Best Fly Fishing Reel for Salmon

Best Fly Fishing Reel for Salmon

When it comes to salmon fishing, many anglers put quite a bit of their money and worry into their rod. Yes, your rod is making the cast and bringing in the fish, but your reel is the unsung hero of the setup. I made the mistake of using a small-arbor reel in my first...

3 Great Trout Flies to Try and Tie

What make a good fly for trout?  Simple the right silhouette used at the right time.  Below are three examples that WILL put fish in the net.  What’s even better is that these flies are super easy to tie.  Let’s step through what each fly is, how...