This year we've upped our game big time (see what I did there?) and we've brought our hallmark reel shootout to the world of tarpon and big game fishing. After all, is there any type of fishing that needs more drag than big game fishing?
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.
Sage is a brand with a long history of building legendary saltwater fly rods. However, their past few flagship salt series have largely disappointed. Sure, there were a few solid models, but most were too stiff, fast, and clunky for the average angler. When we had the opportunity to cast each rod in the new R8 Salt series, we were immediately impressed by Sage’s commitment to developing a salt-specific series that is enjoyable to cast for the average angler.
In this video, we'll be covering everything you need to know about choosing the perfect line weight for your trout spey fly rod. We'll start with an introduction and some opening thoughts before diving into the key differences between line weight and grain weight. We'll discuss how to determine your casting ability and what flies you plan to use, which can both have an impact on your line weight selection. Finally, we'll wrap things up with a conclusion that summarizes everything we've covered. Whether you're new to trout spey fly fishing or looking to refine your technique, this video is a must-watch for anyone looking to improve their fishing game. Tune in and discover the secrets to choosing the right line weight for your trout spey fly rod!
The March Brown Emerger is a low floating fly that has proven to be a reliable choice for fly anglers looking to catch trout during the emergence of mayflies. Its simple yet effective design makes it easy to tie, making it a great pattern for novice and experienced fly tiers alike.
Join us as we demonstrate how to tie the versatile Mayer's Mysis Shrimp/Nymph fly from Landon Mayer's book, "Guide Flies Easy to Tie Patterns for Tough Trout." The Mysis shrimp, a false shrimp species, was first introduced to Colorado reservoirs in the 1950s as a food source for salmon and lake trout. This fly effectively imitates these shrimp and can be fished in various ways to entice even the most selective trou
Fly rod action is super important in both the experience and the functionality of your fly rod. If you're new to fly fishing, you may be wondering what is fly rod action? We break it all down in the fourth installment of how to choose a fly rod.
There are many variations of this Zonker Streamer out there. It can be tied with bead chain eyes, lead eyes, lead wraps around the hook shank or just weightless. Tie it in colors to match the fry the fish are chasing on your favorite stream or in bright colors as an attractor.