John Booth

John Wilson Booth grew up in North Alabama fishing for largemouth bass on Lake Guntersville, the Tennessee River, and any other body of water he could find fish in. After graduating from The University of Alabama, he moved out West where he fell in love with fly fishing for trout.

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Best weight fly rod for bass

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 understand why. Bass are aggressive, …

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Best fly fishing combo for beginners

What’s the Best Fly Fishing Combo for Beginners?

So, you’ve decided to enter the life-consuming world of fly fishing, a decision that will bring you years of excitement and frustration. And the frustration comes right at the beginning. Getting into fly fishing is complicated and confusing. There just seems to be more gear you need to buy than for traditional fishing, and it …

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3 weight fly rod uses

3 Weight Fly Rod Uses – A Practical Guide

Fly fishermen are known to obsess over equipment. They want the best waders, the coolest nets, the sleekest most waterproof packs. Their fly boxes are full of every insect, crustacean, and baitfish, all meticulously organized. Their clothing has enough SPF to reverse the effects of ultraviolet radiation. And they love their fly rods. Often times …

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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 sometimes recommend saving money on …

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