Bass Flies (21 Proven Fly Fishing Patterns That Catch Bass!)

I have been fly fishing for bass for 30 years, but the sheer fury with which they strike a fly still takes my breath away. I have tried every fly from Parachute Adams to eight-inch-long articulated streamers, and after 30 years I have compiled this list of my favorite...

Selecting the Best Fly Tying Vise: Complete Buyers Guide

If you've found this page, your about to embark on journey that might open up a new chapter in your fly fishing book. Tying flies is a step into really understanding what fish are eating and matching your skills to duplicate it. The starting point is a good vise. 7...

Finding the Best Shirt for Fly Fishing (You may catch more fish)

Will a shirt improve your odds of catching fish? If your business is catching fish this is a serious question. Comfort, colors and convenience will improve your odds, I have no doubt. Let me explain the technical features of a fishing shirt and you’ll understand why...

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 a Nymph in Fly Fishing

I’ve written a bunch about the act of nymph fishing, but I haven’t talked much about nymph flies themselves. Using a nymph while fly fishing is probably the most effective method of catching trout. It doesn’t have the glamor of dry fly fishing, but nymphing can change...

What is a French Leader in Fly Fishing?

I was recently talking with one of my fly fishing buddies about different Euro nymphing techniques. During our conversation, he talked about how nymphing with a French Leader has greatly enhanced his ability to fool large and wary trout in clear water. I decided I...

9 Best Places to Fly Fish in Maine: MAPS INCLUDED

When I think of Maine in think of Brook Trout. Deep dark forests with bubbling creeks occasionally blocked up by beaver. Brook Trout and the beauty of a forest go hand in hand. Best Places to Fly Fish in Maine 1. The Kennebec River for Fly Fishing The Kennebec River...

17 Favorite Steelhead Flies: That Really Work

A steady drizzle is falling from a gray sky. You are standing on the edge of a swollen river with a fly box in your hand. Somewhere in those cold and murky depths, a steelhead is lurking. Which fly is going to tempt this fish that has traveled the oceans and returned...