How to Select and Use Fly Tying Scissors [with Video]

In the world of fly tying, simple tools and procedures often go overlooked. Quite a bit of the process is complicated and requires extreme focus. When mistakes happen, we want to make sure that nothing goes wrong with tools like the bobbin, hair stacker and especially...

Catch More Trout by Dead Drift Nymphing

It has been often said that trout spend as much as 90 percent of their feeding tie eating aquatic invertebrates that are drifting in the currents below the surface. If you want to catch more trout on flies, you must be able to fish nymphs on dead-drift. Favorite...

Successful Nymphing For Panfish (Setup, Flies and Video)

IF YOU CAN’T GO NYMPHING for trout as often as you would like, you can sharpen your nymph-fishing skills between trips by pursuing panfish and bass in your local streams, ponds, and reservoirs. These warmwater fish can be your best opportunity to hone your basic...

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 

What is a Mop Fly and How to Fly Fish with It?

What is a Mop Fly and How to Fly Fish with It?

When it comes to fly fishing, I find myself complicating things for no reason. I study the latest developments and catch myself wanting to buy the newest things. I’ve learned many times that this isn’t always necessary, but I’ve paid the price the most when it comes...

How to Fly Fish with Streamers and Floating Line

How to Fly Fish with Streamers and Floating Line

I’ve relayed this story fairly often, but it bears repeating. I grew up in a family where I didn’t know that nymphs or streamers existed. We attended the High Church of Dry Fly Fishing, and as far as I knew, that was the only real kind of fishing to do. Worm-dunking,...

Can You Use a Swivel Fly Fishing (How to and When)?

Can You Use a Swivel Fly Fishing (How to and When)?

Using swivels in fly fishing can at times be a must have requirement to keep line twisting to a minimum. In my experience this is dependent on the fly used, with most flies not requiring a need to run a swivel, but some other flies due to their design can twist either...

15 Must-Read Fly Fishing Books (How to and Fiction)

15 Must-Read Fly Fishing Books (How to and Fiction)

Every fly angler knows the passion and obsession for the sport doesn’t stop when they leave the water. The daydreaming of trophy fish, organizing of gear and hours of research on the dream fishing trip consumes my precious hours of free time. There are times, however,...

15 Best Flies For Bluegill [with Video and Setup]

15 Best Flies For Bluegill [with Video and Setup]

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...