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...

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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A Guide to Zonker Flies (Fishing, Tying and Tips)

A Guide to Zonker Flies (Fishing, Tying and Tips)

Many of my home waters have creek chubs and sculpin darting around the river bottom rocks and gravel.  I’ll often agitate the river bottom with my wading boots and watch them inch up to grab tidbits of food.   This is a signal to think about tying a...

The Magic of Wet Flies (Fly Fishing Guide)

The Magic of Wet Flies (Fly Fishing Guide)

One of the experiences that have etched a memory into my thoughts is of an old timer rhythmically casting what I later learned was a wet fly on the famous “Holy Waters” of the Au Sable River. I was maybe 20 years old, running over to the river from college for a...

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

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

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...