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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 fly line for nymphing
Line

Best Fly Line for Nymphing

When I first started fly fishing I would exclusively use dry flies. Dry fly fishing is simple – you watch the fly float on the water, try to maintain the same speed as the current, and when a fish eats it you set the hook. I saw what was going […]

Orvis Boa Pivot Boots
Waders

Boa Pivot Wading Boots

My next pair of wading boots might have to be the ORVIS BOA System Pivot Wading Boot! I’ve been eyeing these for a while, and they’re high up on my (never ending) gear list. I love the idea of the Boa tightening system on these boots. Not like tying your […]

Best fly reel under $100
Reels

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 […]

Best Waders for Cold Water
Waders

Best Waders for Cold Water

Fly fishermen are always dealing with the cold. Trout, salmon, steelhead, pike, and char are our favorite targets, and all these species live in cold water, usually in cold places. And while we may all prefer a warm spring or fall day, the fish don’t stop biting when winter comes […]