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Best Fly Fishing Movies Of All Time

Top 5 Best Fly Fishing Movies of All Time

The best fly fishing movies draw people to the sport and grow their love. That’s because fly fishing is regarded as one of the aesthetically pleasing outdoor activities. The beautiful surroundings, stunning fish, handmade flies, and rods, and also the art of fly casting.So, it makes sense that filmmakers would want to get get …
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The Best Fishing Kayak Under 500 Bucks

The first time I ever fished from a kayak was in Alaska, on a lake north of Fairbanks. I had enough fun doing it that when I got home from that trip, I started looking hard for a kayak of my own. Ideally, I wanted the best fishing kayak under 500 bucks, because I’m not …
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The Best Fly Fishing Vest For the Money

For years, I tried to find a good alternative to the fishing vest. I went with sling packs, chest packs, hip packs – the whole gamut. Yet I keep coming back to the vest. For me, it’s the most comfortable, and the most convenient. If you’re in that same camp, then you’re likely always on …
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How to Size Wading Boots

The Best 6wt Fly Reel on Any Budget

There’s no shortage of fly reels on the market, so when you’re shopping for one, it’s hard to know where to start. For example, what should you look for if you’re trying to find the best 6wt fly reel?While this article is geared towards finding the best 6wt fly reel on any budget, the …
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Gear Review: RIO Slick Cast Fly Line

The angling public has been treated to the new RIO Slick Cast fly line for a few months now, which means a lot of us have had time to really give this product a run for its money. I was lucky enough to get my hands on review samples of the line a month before …
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How to Fly Fish With Two Flies

I’ve long been a fan of fishing multiple flies. A few of my buddies even started calling me “triple-threat” a while back, because I’d always fish three flies on our local waters here in Utah. While three flies might be a bit excessive for some anglers, I think it’s critically important to understand how to …
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How to Size Wading Boots

Ask the Pros: How to Size Wading Boots

The right pair of wading boots can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your time on the water. The traction and comfort they offer really make or break your day.What trips a lot of folks up, though, is finding a boot that’s the perfect fit. Today, we’ll take a look at …
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The Best 7wt Fly Rod for the Money

The 7wt rod doesn’t get near the love it deserves. Sandwiched between the all-purpose trout rod that is the 6wt, and the big-fish stick 8wt, the 7wt seems a bit out of place.Unless, of course, you know what you’re looking for in a 7wt.I have an old pre-IM6 Trophy Cup Winston 9′ 7wt. …
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The Best Fly Fishing Combo Under 300 Dollars

All-in-one fly fishing combos sound like a fantastic idea, right? You get a rod, reel, line, and even leader all in one neat package. The problem, though, is that often one – or all – of those pieces of gear is subpar, especially if you’re buying gear on a budget. However, there are some great …
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Best budget fly rod combo

The Best Budget Fly Rod Combo

Whether you’re looking for your first rod or your fifteenth, a budget fly rod combo can be a great option. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice looking for your first set up, or the seasoned veteran scoping out a deal. Brands are now beginning to aim these at a wide audience, and if you …
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Best Fishing Kayak for under $700

What you can do though is fish wherever the hell you want. A kayak needs no boat launch, and no trailer to back it into the water. Anywhere you can safely carry and put in a kayak means you’ll be able to fish it. 
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Best wading boots for slippery rocks

The Best Wading Boots for Slippery Rocks

Algae covered rocks can spell disaster for anglers. They create slippery and unstable walking conditions that could cause at least a small injury or even something more serious. Finding the best wading boots for slippery rocks will up your confidence.When you’re out on the water you need to have reliable footwear that can not only …
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best fly line dressing

Best Fly Line Dressing – Preserve Your Line and Cast Better

Anglers have a lot of stuff. Ask your wife, she’ll tell you. Well, all that stuff (we like to call it “gear”) requires care. Our gear must perform at peak levels if we are to be successful in our aquatic pursuits.Waders can’t leak, hooks must be sharp, our ferrules must be properly waxed, and polarized …
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4 weight fly rod uses

Downsize your Rod: 4 Weight Fly Rod Uses

The 4-weight (4wt) fly rod might be one of the most underutilized sizes in fly fishing. It’s known primarily as a nymphing rod. But it can be used for so much more. We’ll break down some of the most common 4 weight fly rod uses for you.Yes, the 4wt can effectively throw nymphs, especially …
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Organizing your fly box by season

Organizing Your Fly Box By Season in the West

Most fly anglers spend as much time organizing their fly boxes as they do tying the flies. Flies ranging from size, type, sub surface, or dry is a standard way to organize, but seasonality is just as important.Seasons change and if you’re going to find success year round, your flies must change with the …
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best fishing lodges in colorado

The Best Fly Fishing Lodges in Colorado

Fly fishing opportunities in Colorado are seemingly endless. I guess that’s why I love living here so much. Let’s be honest though, we all seem to overfish our local spots and our ability to go out and try new waters is limited.There are plenty of epic drainages out there if we are willing to put …
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best gloves for winter fly fishing

The Best Gloves for Winter Fly Fishing

No self-respecting fly fisherman will sit out the entire winter just because of cold weather. Let’s be honest, that’s a long time not to cast a rod.Most enthusiasts know that tailwaters fish great, especially in the winter when the midge hatch is dependable, and the crowds are way down. Fishing during the cold weather months …
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How should waders fit?

How Should Waders Fit?

If you only wet wade warm water during the summer then read no further. Instead check out a pair of wading boots and ensure your feet are properly protected. However, most of us will eventually find ourselves fishing in cooler water or in colder temperatures and you’ll need something more than just boots protecting your feet.  If …
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Fly fishing Alaska on a budget

Fly Fishing Alaska On a Budget

Fly fishing is a complicated disease. It infects victims with a desire not only to succeed by catching fish, but also to do it in one of the most difficult ways. For fly fishermen, the true satisfaction comes not from the trophy, but from the pursuit.This affects every aspect of a fly fisherman’s desires. He doesn’t want to …
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Best Fly Line for Roll Casting

What’s the Best Fly Line for Roll Casting?

The overhead cast has been the quintessential way to cast a fly rod for decades, and really, why wouldn’t it be? It’s incredibly effective and gives the angler the ability to cast short, medium, or even long distances. Not only that, but man does it look pretty when done properly.An issue lies when you find …
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