Are Fly Fishing Reels Reversible? (With Video)

Fly fishing reels will forever be the unsung heroes of a fly fishing outfit. While rods and line should absolutely be the priority, it’s important to understand the features of fly reels and the necessary aspects of them that help them perform. I’ve lost too many fish...

How to Fly Fish with Cicadas [Plus an Easy Fly to Tie]

A BUZZ is in the air.  Like clockwork Cicada’s hatch and swarm in different parts of the US.  These buzzing bugs are the perfect meal for Bass, Trout, Carp and Striper.  The trick fly fishing the cicada hatch is being in right place at the right...

How to Fly Fish with the Adams Fly [Fish & Tie]

I’ve been thinking of going some videos where I would tie a fly and use that single fly to catch dinner.  I could call it “Fly Fish for Survival” or “Tie and Fry”.  If it was a dry fly, I’d pick the Adams.  If it was a streamer, I’d pick a muddler...

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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...

7 Ways to Use Hemostats Fly Fishing (With Video)

7 Ways to Use Hemostats Fly Fishing (With Video)

Being prepared in life is a key facet of being successful. To be successful as a fly angler, time needs to be put in off the water organizing flies, rods, reels and the minor accessories. Too often, I get to the water and realize I forgot one or two things. One of the...

How to Fly Fish for Steelhead in Small Streams

How to Fly Fish for Steelhead in Small Streams

My favorite way to chase steelhead is in small rivers and streams. One of my nameless rivers is a small stream by Western standards, especially in its upper reaches. There, following a narrow corridor through the forest, the river rushes down over a bottom of bright...

How to Choose the Right Nymph & Catch More Trout!

How to Choose the Right Nymph & Catch More Trout!

I've written so many articles on nymph fishing, because it's affective. Competitive fly fishers are masters of reading the water and NYMPH fishing. So if the bass, trout and panfish are eating mostly below the water surface. The question is: Which nymph do I use under...