Successful Nymphing For Panfish (Setup, Flies and Video)

IF YOU CAN’T GO NYMPHING for trout as often as you would like, you can sharpen your nymph-fishing skills between trips by pursuing panfish and bass in your local streams, ponds, and reservoirs. These warmwater fish can be your best opportunity to hone your basic...

How to Use a Whip Finish Tool Fly Tying (With Video)

When I first started tying flies, I learned the majority of the steps quickly and felt confident in my fly tying abilities. When I first tested my flies, however, I realized that they were falling apart and I was going through them at a disappointing rate. I learned...

What is a Fly Tying Bobbin (Plus How To Video)

When I was a young man, my grandmother had a strong desire to teach me how to sew. I wasn’t super excited about the idea of it, but looking back, many of the skills have transitioned well. Little did I know, these skills were going to come in handy when I started...

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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How to Set the Hook When Fly Fishing

How to Set the Hook When Fly Fishing

A few years back, I was on the Utah section of the Green River with my friend Ryan Kelly. Ryan’s one of the best fishermen I know, and he was busy trying to teach me how to throw streamers while also rowing the drift boat. I hadn’t fished streamers much at all in my...

How to Reel in a Fish with a Fly Rod

How to Reel in a Fish with a Fly Rod

Earlier this summer, I was guiding two guys on a pretty stretch of river that’s known for having a lot of fish – albeit not terribly large ones – and incredibly easy to access. It was July, early in the morning, but still hot enough that the cool spring water felt...

How to Attach Backing to a Fly Reel

How to Attach Backing to a Fly Reel

I’d really like the fly fishing world to change how backing is put on a fly reel.  Most folks recommend an Arbor Knot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbor_knot  (link to Wikipedia)  I’ve found that the best knot is a Double Surgeon’s Loop.  Fast to...

What is a Water Haul in Fly Fishing (with Video)

What is a Water Haul in Fly Fishing (with Video)

The water haul is a simple, yet effective tool to have in your fly fishing arsenal. Let’s take a look at what it is, and how to properly execute one. For years, I fished without the knowledge that flies other than dries existed. My grandfather and dad both taught me...

7 Best Places to Fly Fish in Glacier National Park

7 Best Places to Fly Fish in Glacier National Park

Fly fishing in Montana is at the top of most anglers’ bucket lists, and for good reason. This state sort of “owns” the renaissance of fly fishing, thanks to Robert Redford’s movie A River Runs Through It, that revitalized the sport in the early 90s. While the big...