How to Select the Best Wading Staff (A Guides View)

There are few parts of fly fishing that are truly frightening, but the idea of wading sets many anglers on edge. The first time I waded into the Boulder River in Montana taught me about the power of water and that no fish was worth the risk of serious injury. It’s...

How Fly Fishing Reels Work

Are you wondering how the fly fishing reels work? After all, unlike the spinning reels, which are all-round fishing gear used for a wide range of purposes, fly fishing reel is only used to cast artificial flies. And with fly fishing dealing with casting the line with...

The Blues of Summer (Fly Fishing for Summertime Bluegills)

Last summer my bluegill fishing was definitely weird. The fish wouldn’t hit anything, shallow or deep, cork, rubber or feather. They just weren’t interested.  I followed the same time patterns as previous years.  Late afternoon outings that have proven...

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How to Select the Best Wading Staff (A Guides View)

How to Select the Best Wading Staff (A Guides View)

There are few parts of fly fishing that are truly frightening, but the idea of wading sets many anglers on edge. The first time I waded into the Boulder River in Montana taught me about the power of water and that no fish was worth the risk of serious injury. It’s...

How Fly Fishing Reels Work

How Fly Fishing Reels Work

Are you wondering how the fly fishing reels work? After all, unlike the spinning reels, which are all-round fishing gear used for a wide range of purposes, fly fishing reel is only used to cast artificial flies. And with fly fishing dealing with casting the line with...

Can You Fly Fish in A Lake? I Find Out!

Can You Fly Fish in A Lake? I Find Out!

Generally, the 11 types of lakes found on the planet can be grouped into three classes depending on their biological productivity level. And if you have never caught trout in these different groups of lakes, then I am sure you wonder, can you fly fish in a lake? Well,...

What to Wear Wet Wading (Fly Fishing Gear Guide)

What to Wear Wet Wading (Fly Fishing Gear Guide)

When it comes to what’s on the forefront of a fly angler’s mind before a day on the water, what to wear is usually low on the list. Flies, rod and reel choice and the ideal fishing spot is what most of us focus on before we go. We likely have a trusty pair of waders...

Which States Have Banned Felt Sole Wading Boots

Which States Have Banned Felt Sole Wading Boots

Image setting up the fly fishing trip of a lifetime. You travel to a lodge at a far off destination like Alaska you unpack, gear up and find out your Felt Sole Wading Boots are BANNED! Which States Have BANNED Felt Soles Wading Boots Maryland - Link to Laws -...

The Best Flies for Panfish (How to Fish and Tie)

The Best Flies for Panfish (How to Fish and Tie)

Easily one of the most accessible fish to toss a fly to is a panfish.  In my fly-fishing classes, I search for those lakes and ponds that panfish call home.  What better way to finish a casting lesson than to catch a panfish on a fly you tied? 13 of My...