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  1. COVID-19 Fly Fishing Destination Travel Update

    COVID-19 Fly Fishing Destination Travel Update
    In an effort to provide the traveling angler with current up-to-date information regarding travel restrictions due to COVID-19, we've decided to do some research and put together a destination travel guide. Below you'll find current status updates, relevant restrictions, booking recommendations, and more for popular fly fishing destinations around the world. If we omitted your favorite destination, drop us a comment below and we'll add it.
  2. The All-Around 5-Weight Fly Rod Buyer's Guide

    The All-Around 5-Weight Fly Rod Buyer's Guide
    5wt fly rods are (by far) the most popular rod model in contemporary fly fishing. A 5wt can be used in a variety of freshwater angling scenarios but is most commonly used to target Trout. There are dozens of 5wt rods on the market at a variety of price-points and each rod offers something different to every angler. Here at Trident, we carry over one hundred 5wt fly rods. That's a lot. This buyer's guide is designed to help anglers of all skill levels with any price-constraint find, compare, analyze, and purchase the 5wt that best fits their needs.
  3. Tropical Saltwater Fly Line Shootout & Buyer's Guide

    Tropical Saltwater Fly Line Shootout & Buyer's Guide
    The most talked about and least understood part of fly fishing equipment is fly lines. To better understand the variety of tropical 8wt fly line options the industry provides, we set out on a data crunching, line cutting, sore arm casting mission to better understand every warm water 8wt fly line we could get our hands on. We reviewed each one, compared them, measured them, and inspected tapers to demystify one of the most essential pieces of equipment in fly fishing. Tropical anglers take note, our 2020 tropical fly line shootout is here.
  4. How to Tie the Patridge & Orange Soft Hackle Wet Fly

    How to Tie the Patridge & Orange Soft Hackle Wet Fly
    The Partridge and Orange fly is one of the most effective soft hackle fly designs ever developed. It's also really easy to tie and only uses two materials. This is a great pattern for trout and steelhead and can be swung or dead-drifted. This pattern is great for prospecting new water or fooling finicky trout. Don't leave home without one. Read on for step-by-step instructions and learn to tie this practical trout pattern.
  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers
    Stripping streamers is one of the best ways to consistently catch large trout. When trout reach a certain size, their diet consists of bugs AND other fish. Remember that food chain thing you learned in grade school? If you're hunting for the largest trout in a particular watershed, you'll have a good chance of finding them with a large streamer pattern. If you're wondering which fly rods are the best for fishing streamers, we've covered that topic in a different post. But the best streamer rod with the wrong fly line will only get you so far. Choosing the right line will help to increase your chances of landing a monster on a streamer.
  6. How to Tie the Zug Bug Nymph Fly

    How to Tie the Zug Bug Nymph Fly
    The Zug Bug is an old fly pattern that's versatile in its design and relatively easy to tie. This pattern can be dead drifted to imitate a Stonefly or Cased-Caddis, stripped to imitate a small baitfish, or swung to imitate an emerging insect. The fly profile is perfect for western trout fishing and a host of other freshwater applications. Follow along as Jared gives step-by-step instructions to tie this dynamic pattern.
  7. How to Tie the Quasimodo Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

    How to Tie the Quasimodo Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly
    The 'Quasimodo' fly is a mayfly attractor pattern that is tied similarly to the Pheasant Tail Nymph. This is a great fly for tailwaters, spring creeks, and any water system where mayflies are present. Trout can see this fly easily in dirty water and the Tungsten bead sinks it into the strike zone quickly so you can catch more fish. If you're looking for a mayfly attractor pattern with a little flash, try this variation out. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions for this small attractor nymph.
  8. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish
    Fly fishing for Panfish is a great way for beginner anglers to get into the sport. These fish are easy to fool and fun to catch on smaller setups. If you're wondering which fly rod is best for Panfish, we've covered that in a previous post. Now that you have a fly rod picked out, it's time to choose the fly line that will help you catch more fish on the water. Choosing a fly line for Panfish isn't technical; there are many line options that will work well. Let's start with the basics.
  9. How to Tie the Pig Sticker (Worm Pattern) Fly

    How to Tie the Pig Sticker (Worm Pattern) Fly
    This is a great pattern for large western freestone rivers or any trout fishing scenario when the water is off-color and you need to grab the attention of a feeding trout. Relatively easy to tie, this is a great prospecting pattern and should be used when fish can't be seen rising or feeding. This is also a productive pattern to use after large rains when runoff causes worms to float down into the river system. Tune in as Jared teaches us how to tie this simple pattern with step-by-step instructions.
  10. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Beginners

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Beginners
    Choosing the right gear is important in any sport, but especially in fly fishing. As a novice angler, sometimes gear can be confusing, overwhelming, and difficult to navigate. If you're looking for essential fly fishing gear for beginners, we have a comprehensive guide. Once you have your rod and reel picked out, you're going to need a fly line. This post is designed to give you the tools to choose the fly line that will work best for you.

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