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 […]
There are many good reasons to use a 7 wt rod. But there are really just a handful of 7 weight fly rod uses that everyone agrees on. We’ve listed four of them below, but first some context. The most common fly fishing rod for beginners to purchase is a […]
The take was unlike anything I’d felt on a fly rod and the headshake was enough to kill most prey. The sleek body torpedoed out of the water, once, twice, then three times, showing off the white and red rabbit-hair streamer each time. The jumps ignited a series of whoops […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“The fish of a thousand casts.” Get used to hearing that phrase if you’re targeting steelhead with a fly rod. It is a fish that is as elusive as it is desired; as difficult to catch as it is beautiful; as frustrating as it is worthy. Steelhead trout are truly […]
It’s a fact, 8 wt fly rods get overlooked. Too often we read articles or get into conversations at the fly shop about different fly rod weights and which situations each is best suited for, and the 8wt never seems to match up with angler’s idea of the ideal weight for specific species. It always tends to be one size too large or one size too small. Because of this, we wanted to take a look at 8 Weight Fly Rods Uses.
Fly fishing, like most outdoor sports and activities where equipment is involved, can bring a pretty steep price tag when getting into the sport. For a beginner, it’s incredibly daunting to try and navigate the waters of pairing the right pieces of equipment to suit your needs.