What is a WET FLY in Fly Fishing and which WET FLY is BEST

When I first began Fly-Fishing I loved Fishing Dry Flies and got some of my best catches with them. Over time, however, I learned some fish do not want to respond to an above water stimulus. In these cases, I have learned to switch over to a Wet Fly to greatly help...

16 Best Places to Fly Fish in North Carolina

With 300 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 3,000 miles of mountain streams, rivers, and lakes, North Carolina is one of the greatest fly-fishing destinations in the South. Whether you’re looking for small stream fishing for native brook trout in the Appalachian’s...

What is a Fly Fishing Zinger and How to Use Them

I’m standing in the middle of free stone river tying on a size eighteen zebra midge and in a moment of butter fingers, bloop, my favorite hemostat slips from my grasp and disappears into the torrent of the gurgling stream. My fishing buddy notices my clumsy moment,...

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 Greased Line Fly Fishing

In the fish world, age is just a number. Fish don't care that the greased line fly fishing method is well over a hundred years old. They still fall for the presentation and it always leads to an eventful experience on the water. What is Greased Line Fly Fishing? The...

What is a Fly Fishing Pupa and Tips For Using Pupae

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. This quote, often used in athletics, leaves out perhaps the most important aspect of these insects; their development. This is where fly fishing can take the reigns. In the development stages, these insects are known as pupae...

How to Stay Warm While Fly Fishing in the Winter

To get in as much fishing as possible to satisfy my obsession, I've found that I can't let the weather stop me from heading to the river. This mentality has led me to stand in some of the coldest water imaginable in the dead of winter, swinging my humble fly with...