Best Carp Flies

best carp flies, best flies for carp fishing, fly fishing for carp

Carp fishing is a popular sport, and for good reason. Carp are abundant in many waterways, they’re aggressive feeders, and they put up a great fight when caught. In order to be successful at carp fishing, you need to use the best bait aka best carp flies. One of the most popular baits for carp … Read more

Catching Picky Cutthroat on Dry Flies

Big cutthroat in Yellowstone

This post was last updated on July 16th, 2021 at 11:37 amThis summer I was fishing for ultra picky trout in Yellowstone park and I realized I had never written an article about how to catch picky cutthroat trout specifically. We have all seen pods of big picky trout that seem impossible to catch, but … Read more

Midge Fly Rods – Facts and Fiction

About midge rods

This post was last updated on June 1st, 2022 at 11:00 pm Why Do I Need A Special Rod for Midges? The bottom line when it comes to midges is that they are usually very small. Small hooks and light tippets means lighter rods will be required. A size 20 hook will not have the … Read more

New Driftboat Project for Spring 2017

Wooden driftboat - My new fixer upper project.

I found a smoking deal on this wooden drift boat the other day. It will be a fun project for the spring. I’m not sure if I’m going to use it as my “daily driver” or just sell it soon after I make in new again. I guess I’ll decide once I row it around … Read more

Best Kids Fly Fishing Rod

Choosing a kids fly rod

This post was last updated on June 1st, 2022 at 11:00 pm A kids fly fishing rod should not be the same as yours, because learning to fish with a powerful stiff fly rod is not ideal for everyone. In this post we’ll talk about the features that make for the best kids fly fishing … Read more

How Graphite Fly Rods are Made

How graphite fly rods are made

If you are anything like me, you get curious about how various things are made. I wondered for years about how exactly graphite was so perfectly formed into the fly rods that we use. The process is very interesting, yet not quite as complex as you might imagine.  In the following video, we will see … Read more