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  1. 2019 Trout Spey Shootout

    2019 Trout Spey Shootout
    Have you ever wondered which Trout Spey rod is the very best? Well, the wait is over. We've ranked the industry's top 3wt Trout Spey rods based on a comprehensive criterion. Which rod took home the title as 'Best Trout Spey Rod on the Market'? Read on to find out. Plus the Best Buy and fly line recommendations for every rod. Don't buy a Trout Spey rod without reading this shootout.
  2. Fly Line Backing Shootout and Buyer's Guide

    Fly Line Backing Shootout and Buyer's Guide
    It’s always a cringe-worthy moment when a trophy fish runs you into your backing. Maybe you’re worried about your fly line to backing connection, maybe you’re worried about backing strength or abrasion resistance. Whatever the case may be, most anglers don’t spend a ton of time thinking about backing until it’s too late. We’re writing this shootout to provide backing information so you can think about backing before your trip to the Seychelles or South America. Different types of backing have different applications and some are clearly stronger than others. Which backing is the best? Read on to find out.
  3. How to Tie a Rhody Flatwing

    How to Tie a Rhody Flatwing
    The Rhody Flatwing is a stellar saltwater pattern that can be tweaked to imitate a variety of saltwater baitfish. This pattern is perfect for Stripers, flats fish, and can even be used in freshwater for Bass. Simple streamer patterns are a staple in saltwater fishing and this fly should be in every avid angler's fly box. Tune in as Jared shows the necessary steps to tie this famous pattern.
  4. Skagit vs Scandi Grain Weight

    Skagit vs Scandi Grain Weight
    One of the questions we’ve gotten most often about our recent Trout Spey Shootout has been in regards to our line recommendations. More specifically, why our recommendations for Scandi lines are much heavier than one might expect, relative to our Skagit recommendations. This has been particularly true for Pacific NW anglers who have been indoctrinated into thinking that Scandi is ALWAYS lighter than Skagit, no matter what. Read on to find out why we recommended the lines we did in our Trout Spey Shootout.
  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Permit

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Permit
    Conventional wisdom tells us that a 9/10wt reel with a sealed drag, durable build, and a large arbor is the best option when targeting Permit on the fly. In some cases, that wisdom holds true. There are situations when other reel features should be considered, however, and some situations when different reel options will boost your chances of success. Read on to find out which reel features matter in which situations and why.
  6. Fly Fishing for Carp: Flies, Gear, Tactics

    Fly Fishing for Carp: Flies, Gear, Tactics
    Carp are a tough fish to catch, especially on a fly rod. They can be wary, picky, and spooky. That being said, they're tons of fun to catch and can provide the angler with some of the best sight fishing available in freshwater. If you're a Carp enthusiast or just looking for insider info, read on to find out how to increases your chances of success when Carp fishing.
  7. Gaelforce Equalizer Switch Fly Rod Review

    Gaelforce Equalizer Switch Fly Rod Review
    The first time I heard of Gaelforce Fly Rods was a couple of years ago. A good friend came into the shop talking about these amazing rods made in Scotland. He took his 14’ 9wt out of the case and it was the most beautiful rod I had ever seen. Fast forward two years and I have a handful of these rods… safe to say I have been blown away by all of them. Read on to find out what we like about the Equalizer Switch.
  8. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Redfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Redfish
    Every fall, anglers travel from around the globe to visit the marshes of Louisiana. While Redfish can be found elsewhere, Louisiana is known for prolific numbers of fish in a pretty epic size class. If you're fanatical about saltwater fly fishing you've probably heard New Orleans called 'the Redfish capital of the world'. Read on to find our which fly reel increases your chances of success when targeting these heavy-shouldered predators.
  9. Trout Spey Lines and Tips

    Trout Spey Lines and Tips
    One of the most confusing aspects of Spey casting is lines (and tips). Unfortunately, this has carried over to Trout Spey as well. This article is meant to accompany our Trout Spey Shootout and not to provide an in-depth analysis, review or explanation of every [trout] Spey line on the market.
  10. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Musky

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Musky
    Musky are mean. They're large, finicky fish that will eat anything one day and refuse the most well-presented fly the next. These fish have gained popularity in contemporary fly fishing in part due to the big-bug craze and in part due to social media. Who doesn't want a picture with a 40+ inch predatory giant? Like choosing a reel for other species, there are a lot of options. This article will help you sort through the choices to help determine exactly what you need in a Musky fly reel and which features may be extraneous.

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