Best Fly Fishing Combo Under $200: Fly Rod, Reel and Line!

In the under $200 price range you can get a great fly rod setup from a major brand in the fly fishing industry. Any of the rods reviewed here could last a lifetime. Plus if you really get into the sport these would be an excellent backup rod or a loaner to help out a...

17 Best Places to Fly Fish in Pennsylvania: Maps Included

I’ve been looking forward to writing this piece for a while because I believe Pennsylvania deserves a spot in every fly fisherman’s dreams. It’s a state with opportunities ranging from Great Lakes steelhead to wild, native, brook trout, and all the brown and rainbow...

11 Places to Fly Fish in Idaho: Maps Included

Roughly 40 percent of Idaho is covered in National Forest; that translates into 20.4 million acres that are criss-crossed by creeks and rivers full of healthy fish. Originally explored by Lewis and Clark more than two hundred years ago, Idaho is home to some of the...

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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...

What is a Fly Fishing Bung and How to Fish it

Whether you are nymphing the gin-clear waters of New Zealand or creeks in Colorado, you want to be sure to use a bung. A fly fishing bung is a strike indicator that is used while nymphing. The BUNG indicates a strike on a subsurface fly. What is a fly fishing Bung? A...

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,...