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  1. How to Choose a Fly Rod for Pike

    How to Choose a Fly Rod for Pike
    Fly fishing for Pike can be insanely thrilling. Pike often encourage some of the most visual eats in the fly fishing world, something every fly angler appreciates. A 9wt rod that offers a strong butt section for increased lifting power and a fast action blank design is sort of the ‘go-to’ for Pike anglers. But is the 9wt the best choice in every situation? Not quite. Read on to find out why.
  2. How to Choose a Fly Rod for Pacific Salmon

    How to Choose a Fly Rod for Pacific Salmon
    Salmon are known for their commercial fishing value, but they also put up a great fight on a fly rod. The 5 species of Pacific Salmon differ in size and feeding habits, so the best fly rod setup differs across species. We’re here to make suggestions for each species and offer some general fly rod recommendations.  
  3. How to Choose a Fly Rod for Steelhead

    How to Choose a Fly Rod for Steelhead
    Fly fishing for Steelhead tests patience and perseverance. Maximizing your chance of landing a hooked fish is important when you finally get a Steelhead to eat your fly. Choosing the right fly rod helps. Read on to find out which considerations should shape your purchasing decisions when choosing a fly rod for Steelhead.
  4. How to Choose a Fly Rod for Bass

    How to Choose a Fly Rod for Bass
    Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass have long been a popular gamefish in the US. The geographical diversity of the species presents opportunities for anglers from California to Florida, Texas to Maine. Voracious eats, sporty runs, and ambush-driven feeding habits are also part of the Bass’ angling allure. Fly fishing for Bass can be loads of fun, but choosing the right setup can be difficult. Conditions, angling ability, and fish size all play a role in the election of a fly rod setup when targeting these sturdy predators. Read on to find out which bass rod fits your needs.
  5. A Complete Fly Fishing Gear List for Beginners

    A Complete Fly Fishing Gear List for Beginners
    Navigating the fly fishing gear sphere can be difficult for anyone. When purchasing gear, there’s a choice around every corner and multitudes of buying options. Here at Trident, we’re gear junkies and we always do our best to make sure you get products that will work for you on the water. For first-time anglers, navigating the gear sphere can be particularly daunting. Knowing which gear is essential and how to assemble a collection of fly fishing necessities is no easy task. We’ve put together a list of the most important gear for first-time fly anglers to point you in the right direction.
  6. Fly Tying Essentials: The Basics for First-Time Tyers

    Fly Tying Essentials: The Basics for First-Time Tyers
    So you're new to fly tying. How do you wade through the thousands of available fly tying devices/tools/materials to find the basic necessities? How do you learn to tie flies? Fly tying for beginners can be overwhelming. We’re here to help. Here’s a list of the most relevant tools of the trade for first-time tyers and some pertinent learn-to-tie info.
  7. Bonefish Bonanza... How To Choose A Fly Rod For Bonefish

    Bonefish Bonanza... How To Choose A Fly Rod For Bonefish
    The topic of choosing a fly rod for Bonefish is particularly relevant as we muddle through the winter season here in Maine and begin looking forward to warm-weather saltwater getaways. Whether you’re venturing to the Bahamas, Belize, or even Hawaii, a proper Bonefish setup can play a significant role in making or breaking the trip of a lifetime. In-Depth knowledge of fisheries, weather patterns, and personal preferences is imperative when traveling to fly fish, and choosing the right fly rod for Bonefish follows these three reflections closely. Read on to find out which Bonefish rod is for you.
  8. Sage X Spey Rod Review

    Sage X Spey Rod Review
    Sage has re-worked their flagship series, the Sage ONE, into a more moderate action, caster-friendly rod, the Sage X. Sage designed the X for the every-man trout angler. The X is a departure from the Sage norm of fast-action rods and caters to a wider audience than rods like the Sage Igniter or the Sage ONE. The Sage X two-handed series, or the Spey series, follows the design of the one-handed Sage X rods with some significant departures. Read on to find out how the Sage X Spey Series provides industry-leading power and castability.
  9. Hardy Demon Smuggler Fly Rod Review

    Hardy Demon Smuggler Fly Rod Review
    Hardy has made a rod for the frequent traveler, a rod that fits in your back pocket. Well, almost. The new Demon Smuggler 6-piece fly rod from Hardy is made for carry-on luggage and extreme packability. Usually, a 6-piece fly rod means extra weight, less power, and decreased accuracy. This Demon Smuggler is quite the opposite, however. We are thoroughly impressed with the performance of the Demon Smuggler, especially in the 6-piece fly rod category. Read on to find out why.

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