The Best Fly Fishing Attire for Comfort and Flexibility

I’ve always said being comfortable will help you catch more fish.  Being warm wading or protected from the sun gives you a chance to relax.  Being relaxed lets you get into the right mindset, soaking in the surroundings and reacting to subtle strikes. If...

Can You Catch Pike on a Fly? (I Find Out)

I think it’s the teeth.  When I was a kid, for fun whenever I caught a pike I’d keep it and cut the head off.  Then I’d put the head on one of those ant piles you see.  If other critters would stay away for a month or so I’d end up with a pike skull...

What is the Best Fishing Multi-Tool? (I’ve Got 5 That Are All Great)

The success of any fishing trip can be determined by numerous factors, with the main one being the quality of the tools you use for tackling lots of small tasks on the boat. Unfortunately, carrying multiple devices isn't practical; therefore, you need a reliable...

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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Which States Have Banned Felt Sole Wading Boots

Which States Have Banned Felt Sole Wading Boots

Image setting up the fly fishing trip of a lifetime. You travel to a lodge at a far off destination like Alaska you unpack, gear up and find out your Felt Sole Wading Boots are BANNED! Which States Have BANNED Felt Soles Wading Boots Maryland - Link to Laws -...

The Best Flies for Panfish (How to Fish and Tie)

The Best Flies for Panfish (How to Fish and Tie)

Easily one of the most accessible fish to toss a fly to is a panfish.  In my fly-fishing classes, I search for those lakes and ponds that panfish call home.  What better way to finish a casting lesson than to catch a panfish on a fly you tied? 13 of My...

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...

Guide Spotlight – Randy Monchilov

Guide Spotlight – Randy Monchilov

For the inaugural Guide Spotlight, I'm super proud to introduce Randy Monchilov with True North Trout. Randy can best be described as a gentleman of the river. From the moment, you set foot into his boat you understand he truly enjoys watching clients catch fish and...

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...