Author: John Booth

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 […]

Best weight fly rod for bass
Fly Rods

What’s the Best Weight Fly Rod for Bass?

While the fly fishing traditionalists continue to fish exclusively for native, natural trout with only dry flies and bamboo rods, the modern fly fisherman has turned his high-tech gear and unprejudiced attention to new quarry: the freshwater bass. And if you’ve ever caught one, even with sacrilegious non-fly tackle, you […]

Best 9wt Fly reel

Best Fly Reel Under $100

The rod and reel are the two staple tools a fly fisherman uses to chase fish. But, for many fishermen, the reel is a much less important piece of equipment than they may realize (sorry to break it to you). Depending on the type of fishing you do, I would […]