What Do the Numbers on a Fly Rod Mean? (With Fly Rod Chart)

When entering the world of fly fishing, there are certain aspects of it that become overwhelming. Learning the rod weights and correlating numbers takes time. Having a full understanding of these numbers will help you fish your waters in a much more efficient way. It...

What Weight Fly Rod for Bass Fishing? (Read Why)

When many people think of fly fishing, their mind often goes to pristine mountain streams and trophy wild trout. While those days on the water are ones to remember, there are numerous other fish and methods that get the adrenaline going. Targeting bass with a fly rod...

How to Fly Fish with Sinking Fly Line

As anglers grow more comfortable with a fly rod, the methods and opportunities to target fish drastically increase. The transition into new methods or equipment is often an overwhelming experience for anglers. Knowing what flies, line, rods and techniques that work...

About Guide Recommended

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Flying with Fly Fishing Gear (Learn the Tricks)

Flying with Fly Fishing Gear (Learn the Tricks)

The anticipation of a fly fishing trip puts a smile on any angler’s face. The days before the trip are spent organizing gear, planning out the days and hoping the weather holds. Depending on the destination, flying may be necessary. Flying with fishing gear can be...

11 Fly Fishing Tactics to Catch Selective Trout

11 Fly Fishing Tactics to Catch Selective Trout

As I make my way down the riverbank, I see a couple shadows flash and disappear.  I curse myself for not being more wary.   I start to think about what makes a trout selective, I’m sure we could get into the debate about how smart trout are, but I tend...

How to Fly Fish with a Woolly Bugger

How to Fly Fish with a Woolly Bugger

Woolly Buggers are a prized possession for many fly anglers. These flies have been in existence for decades and continue to be as productive as they were when they were first introduced. My largest trout ever was caught on a Woolly Bugger and I always throw these when...

What is the Biggest Bluegill Ever Caught?

What is the Biggest Bluegill Ever Caught?

Ah yes, bluegills. Bluegills are one of the most common and sought-after fish in North America, and they can be found in essentially any body of water in the Continental United States. It’s the fish we catch as kids by simply casting out a bobber and a worm....

How to Fly Fish with Eggs (A Complete Guide)

How to Fly Fish with Eggs (A Complete Guide)

Steelhead fly fishers know a valuable piece of trout lore more easterners are learning. I am one of those easterners, located in western Pennsylvania, far from any salt water and sea-run fish. I have, however, found good use of the westerns’ knowledge. Fly fishermen...