Best Fly Fishing Combo Under $200: Fly Rod, Reel and Line!

In the under $200 price range you can get a great fly rod setup from a major brand in the fly fishing industry. Any of the rods reviewed here could last a lifetime. Plus if you really get into the sport these would be an excellent backup rod or a loaner to help out a...

17 Best Places to Fly Fish in Pennsylvania: Maps Included

I’ve been looking forward to writing this piece for a while because I believe Pennsylvania deserves a spot in every fly fisherman’s dreams. It’s a state with opportunities ranging from Great Lakes steelhead to wild, native, brook trout, and all the brown and rainbow...

11 Places to Fly Fish in Idaho: Maps Included

Roughly 40 percent of Idaho is covered in National Forest; that translates into 20.4 million acres that are criss-crossed by creeks and rivers full of healthy fish. Originally explored by Lewis and Clark more than two hundred years ago, Idaho is home to some of the...

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”

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What is a Nymph in Fly Fishing

I’ve written a bunch about the act of nymph fishing, but I haven’t talked much about nymph flies themselves. Using a nymph while fly fishing is probably the most effective method of catching trout. It doesn’t have the glamor of dry fly fishing, but nymphing can change...

What is a French Leader in Fly Fishing?

I was recently talking with one of my fly fishing buddies about different Euro nymphing techniques. During our conversation, he talked about how nymphing with a French Leader has greatly enhanced his ability to fool large and wary trout in clear water. I decided I...