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  1. Ascension Bay, Mexico | Fly Fishing Lodge Shootout

    Ascension Bay, Mexico | Fly Fishing Lodge Shootout
    We’ve been doing tackle shootouts for years. They are among the most visited pages on our website and we take pride in having helped thousands of anglers find the right tackle for their needs. As our business has grown, we asked ourselves: Which area of fly fishing had the least amount of information? The answer amongst our team was travel. Have you ever booked a lodge and wondered if it was the best lodge? Who has the best food? Most comfortable? Best guides? It’s almost impossible to find anyone who’s visited multiple lodges in a given area, let alone any sort of comparison amongst them. With this shootout, we aim to change that.
  2. 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.
  3. Hardy Zane Pro Fly Rod Review

    Hardy Zane Pro Fly Rod Review
    Hardy is no stranger to producing great saltwater fly rods. The Zane Pro's predecessor, the Zephrus Salt, was especially well-received by the anglers who had the opportunity to fish them. Read on to see if the Zane Pro stands out in a crowded market filled with exceptional 8wts geared for the flats fanatics.
  4. Hardy Ultralite Fly Rod Review

    Hardy Ultralite Fly Rod Review
    The Ultralite replaces the Zephrus as Hardy’s high-end, freshwater rod series. Here at Trident, we were big fans of the Zephrus and its predecessor, the Zenith. Both series represented two of the finest all-purpose 5wts in the industry during their time. It is always difficult....
  5. Greys GR80 Streamflex Fly Rod Review

    Greys GR80 Streamflex Fly Rod Review
    2020 marks the return of Greys to the United States. For those of us who have been at this long enough, you'll remember when Greys left us some 6 (or so) years ago to become a European only brand. Like an Alfa Spider, Greys faded out of the mainstream and into the fond memory of enthusiasts. And now, they're back.
  6. How to Tie the Hollow Fleye Squid

    How to Tie the Hollow Fleye Squid
    The Hollow Fleye Squid is a phenomenal pattern for Stripers keyed in on schooling Squid at night and during the day. This fly is intricately tied with a variety of techniques that are easy to learn and fun to use in a variety of other streamer patterns. Tune in as Jared teaches you the steps to tie the Hollow Fleye Squid with tips, techniques, and advice for tying this Hollow Fleye-style Squid pattern.
  7. How to Tie a BWO Soft Hackle Wet Fly

    How to Tie a BWO Soft Hackle Wet Fly
    The BWO Soft Hackle fly is a great wet fly to swing through riffles and runs. Trout key in on emerging BWOs during a hatch and take advantage of insects as they swim up through the water column to hatch. This fly is relatively easy to tie and is tied on a strong hook. Swing this fly on a single-handed fly rod or a two-handed Trout Spey rod for maximum success. This can also be used as a dropper off of a dry fly in shallow water. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie this productive wet fly.
  8. How to Tie a Mole Fly

    How to Tie a Mole Fly
    The Mole Fly is a simple pattern that only uses a few materials and a few techniques. Even though it's easy to tie, the pattern can be hugely efficient when fished in the right situation. If you find selective trout feeding just under the surface, this emerging insect imitation could be just what they're looking for. Follow along as Jared shows the step-by-step directions needed to tie this effective pattern.
  9. How to Tie a Flash Stonefly Nymph

    How to Tie a Flash Stonefly Nymph
    If you're looking for a productive trout fly pattern for freestone rivers around the world, you've found it. This Stonefly pattern is a great searching pattern, golden stone imitation, and much more. This can be fished under an indicator, with a Euro Nymph Rod, or using a tightline technique. It's also a fun pattern to tie with techniques that can be used on a multitude of other nymph patterns. Tune in as Jared walks us through the step-by-step instructions to tie the Flash Stonefly - then purchase your materials from us and start tying!
  10. How to Tie a Black Ghost Streamer

    How to Tie a Black Ghost Streamer
    The Black Ghost is a traditional feather wing fly that creates the profile of a baitfish or a smelt. These flies have long been used to target brook trout, landlocked salmon, and lake trout in Maine and across the northeastern part of the US. If you prefer to fish with a Trout Spey rod, the Black Ghost is a phenomenal pattern to swing through riffles and runs to fool feeding fish. It's also a lot of fun to tie! Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie this classic fly pattern.

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