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11 Tips for Maintaining a Fly Fishing Reel

11 Tips for Maintaining a Fly Fishing Reel

There’s no such thing as a “maintenance-free” fly reel. The fully-sealed drags of modern fly reels do an amazing job keeping saltwater, sand, and other contaminants out, but even ...

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How to Start Fly Fishing: A Beginners Guide

How to Start Fly Fishing: A Beginners Guide

If you’ve recently made the decision to start fly fishing, you’re in good company. Fly fishing is a sport that is growing rapidly in popularity; it is a challenging, exciting ...

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How to Select the Correct Size Fly Fishing Reel

How to Select the Correct Size Fly Fishing Reel

There’s no mathematical formula — at least one that I’m aware of — to help you select the correct size fly fishing reel. Instead, I recommend taking more of a “Goldilocks” ...

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The 21 Best Flies for Fly Fishing: A Guide for Beginners

The 21 Best Flies for Fly Fishing: A Guide for Beginners

If you’re headed out into the waters for the first time this season (or ever!), make sure your fly box is filled with these best flies for fly fishing. There is no such thing as ...

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Selecting a Sling Pack for Fly Fishing – What’s Best?

Selecting a Sling Pack for Fly Fishing – What’s Best?

What would you say are your most important pieces of fishing gear? Well, probably a rod, a line, and some sort of fly. But after those essentials, you should really think about ...

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Beginner Fly Fishing Checklist – Start Out Right

Beginner Fly Fishing Checklist – Start Out Right

New to fly fishing? Before you head out into the water, check out our beginner fly fishing checklist to learn more about the must-have equipment for your first adventure.  The ...

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Understanding the Drag on a Fly Reel

Understanding the Drag on a Fly Reel

The late, great fly fishing legend, Lefty Kreh, had a clever method for understanding the drag on a fly reel and how to set it just right: Pull fly line off the reel using only ...

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How to Keep a Dry Fly From Sinking

How to Keep a Dry Fly From Sinking

Anyone who’s ever fished a dry fly understands that the struggle to keep dry fly from sinking is real. Very real. But by utilizing stiff-fibered “genetic” hackle, generous ...

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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 ...

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Guide Spotlight – Kevin Morlock

Guide Spotlight – Kevin Morlock

I'm guessing over 18 years ago, I met Kevin Morlock the proprietor of Indigo Guides Service.  He was doing something that only a small percentage of guides do, he was DONATING a ...

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  1. David Humphries March 9, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Steve B Great comment. I know Vermont later reversed the ruling. To your point – felt is probably not the biggest contributor. It sounds like your like me in trying to contribute in all the ways we can. We had a “discovery” of new zealand mud snails last year here in MI – major bummer