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

How To Find Discount Fly Rods

Sage rod for sale on ebay deeply discounted

If you have ever done some shopping for fly rods, you have certainly noticed that some high end rods are extremely pricey. However it is possible to get smoking deals on used gear of all types. Ebay Probably the best place to search for high end used gear is Ebay. You can get drastic discounts … Read more

What is the Best Fly Box Choice for Each Type of Flies? Dries, Nymphs and Streamer Boxes

Super slender fly box is good for nymphs

This post was last updated on July 29th, 2021 at 08:12 pmFly boxes are about as diverse as the fishermen who use them. There are tons of different kinds available, so the goal in this post is to help you determine what is the best fly box for the flies you plan to use. There … Read more

New Abel Dancing Bears/Steal Your Face – Grateful Dead Reels

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This post was last updated on October 7th, 2014 at 07:04 pmIf you’re in the mood to dump almost 1K on a new reel, this dancing bears grateful dead reel might just suit your fancy. This is limited to 250 total reels, so when they hit the market in mid-September 2014 you had better be … Read more

Best Wading Sandals for Fly Fishing

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This post was last updated on August 6th, 2021 at 04:21 pmI have never been a fan of wearing waders unless it is absolutely mandatory. Wearing wading sandals while fly fishing keep your feet from overheating and by the time you wake up the next day they will be dry, waiting for another day on … Read more

Fly Fishing Clothing

Fly fishing clothing choices

This post was last updated on December 12th, 2015 at 07:14 pmHow Does Normal Clothing Differ From Fly Fishing Attire? Chances are you have seen the way fly fisherman choose to dress differently than most people, there is a good reason for that; every piece of clothing is optimized for a purpose in this sport. … Read more

Best Trout Nets

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This post was last updated on July 27th, 2021 at 08:03 pmStyles and Materials of Various Trout Nets This might seem like a mundane subject, but there are a lot of different net styles to choose from. Here I will go over some of the styles offered and why I have chosen the models that … Read more

Fly Fishing Rods for Steelhead – Rod Weight, Reel and Line Choices

A nice steelhead caught by steve cornetet

This post was last updated on December 24th, 2014 at 07:31 pmChoosing a Fly rod For Steelhead You might be able to convert an existing trout rod you already own into your steelhead rod. Lets go over what size rod is appropriate and what you should consider. Generally I would opt for a crisp 7 … Read more

What States Have Banned Felt Sole Wading Boots and Waders?

States that don't allow felt waders and boots.

This post was last updated on July 12th, 2016 at 01:45 pmFelt Sole Wading Boots Ban; Is Your State on the List? There is nothing quite like felt’s gripping ability on slippery rocks in the river. Unfortunately many states are outlawing the use of felt sole waders and boots, due to the spread of invasive … Read more

Strike Indicators For Fly Fishing

Great fly fishing strike indicators for use in high winds. This model is inexpensive and works well.

This post was last updated on January 9th, 2014 at 04:23 pmVarieties of Strike Indicators For Fly Fishing You could call them floats, indies, indicators or whatever you want, but definitely don’t call them bobbers! 🙂 Even though they are basically bobbers.. There are a lot of varieties on the market including some fairly new … Read more

Fly Fishing Kayak

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This post was last updated on April 29th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Various Kayaks For FlyFishing

There seems to be a lot of great looking new kayaks to hit the market that should be more than suitable for easy fly fishing. Here I will outline some models that stand out to me. Some of these are very interesting and should be considered if you cannot use a drift boat, and/or often fish alone. Lets get right into it..

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Fly Floatant Review Mucilin Fly-agra and More

Gink and Loon Aquel fly fishing dry fly floatants

This post was last updated on August 8th, 2021 at 06:40 pmHere are some of my fly floatant reviews for Mucilin, Fly-agra and more. You should also See the results of the fly floatant test,  reviews of 10 of the top floatant brands. All of the products below and many more are put head to … Read more

Large Arbor Reels vs Small Arbor Reels

Different fly fishing reel types

This post was last updated on August 8th, 2021 at 04:07 pmThere are a couple types of fly fishing reel options to consider before investing your hard earned money into one. There are two major types of reels. These are the large arbor reels and the small arbor reels. There is also a less common … Read more

Fly Fishing Leader and Tippet Sizes

Choose the right size tippet and leaders for fly fishing.

This post was last updated on September 1st, 2021 at 07:32 pmThere are a number of different fly fishing leader and tippet sizes. Each size fish will require one of a different size. Here I will outline the differences, so you are sure to make the proper choice for your fishing needs. How to Choose … Read more