Fly Fishing Travel

  1. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Steelhead

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Steelhead
    Steelhead season is here. Well, almost. It's definitely time to start thinking about long, fishless days and fooling the fish of a thousand casts. Bright chrome, screaming runs, acrobatic jumps. It's all within reach. Steelhead are difficult to catch and require persistence, dedication, and skill, however. They're not for the faint of heart. When you finally hook one, the right gear will improve your chances of landing it. Read on to find out how choosing the right fly reel affects your chances.
  2. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Bonefish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Bonefish
    There are a ton of options when choosing a fly reel for Bonefish. Saltwater fly reel innovation has made manufacturing techniques and materials incredibly affordable. That means you no longer have to spend $700 for a saltwater-safe fly reel (though you still can... and in some instances, you should). Quality saltwater fly reels in the $200-$400 price range do exist and feature drag systems and reel designs that are capable of handling Bonefish. But Bonefish are deceptively spunky. It's intuitive that you need a reel with a strong drag system to fight a Tarpon (read our post about fly reels for Tarpon here). Tarpon are massive. But Bonefish are small... a trophy fish is 10-12lbs. So do you really need the best saltwater fly reel on the market with the strongest drag system in the universe? You'd be surprised by the answer. Read on to find out.
  3. Maine Fly Fishing: Where to Fish in Maine

    Maine Fly Fishing: Where to Fish in Maine
    Most of you probably know Trident Fly Fishing is located in the picturesque state of Maine. Lobster, sailing, summer houses, beautiful coastline, tourism, and the largest forest coverage of any state in the US. 'Vacation Land', as it's aptly referred to, weaves grand wilderness and close-knit coastal communities into a state quilt that's pretty dynamic. And, as you may have also heard, Maine has fish. Lots of them. Once you've decided you'd rather put footprints on a riverbank than hoist sails on a mast, Maine's 35,000 square miles can seem overwhelming. Where's the best place to don a pair of waders and chase down weary salmonids? Like any type of fishing, it depends on the season, conditions, geography and more. Here are some recommendations to point you in the right direction.
  4. Summer Fly Fishing Gear You Never Knew You Needed

    Summer Fly Fishing Gear You Never Knew You Needed
    Finally, summer sun and productive fishing during the nicest season of the year. We grind out the winter months staying busy at the fly tying bench in preparation for summer fly fishing. Well, it’s here. Maybe you’ve taken care of updating your gear for wet wading season and summer trout, or maybe you’re scrambling last minute to find the best gear for what remains of the fishiest time of the year. In either case, we’ve compiled a list of the most important summer fly fishing gear, regardless of target species, to bring some useful products to light that you may not have considered.
  5. 8 Must-Have Flies for Alaskan Rainbow Trout

    8 Must-Have Flies for Alaskan Rainbow Trout
    So you want to travel thousands of miles to go fly fishing in Alaska, home to giant flesh-eating Rainbow Trout, float planes, and remote wilderness. It is important to prioritize desired fishing tactics, species, and weather patterns before planning your fishy getaway. It is also important to arrive with a thorough fly selection. Fly patterns can make or break a trip to Alaska, and having the right patterns in your fly box is paramount. Here are a few pertinent fly suggestions for Alaskan Rainbow Trout and when/how to use them. Read on to find out more.
  6. Trip Report: Turneffe Atoll, Belize - Aug/Sept. 2016

    Trip Report: Turneffe Atoll, Belize - Aug/Sept. 2016
    I recently spent a week fishing Turneffe Atoll, Belize in preparation for a hosted trip I have scheduled in April. I stayed at the Turneffe Flats lodge, which is located on the northeast (Caribbean) side of the atoll, and is situated in perfect location for easy fishing/diving access. “Flats,” as it’s nicknamed, is even stationed right along a home flat which would hold bonefish and at times permit and triggerfish during various times of the day. Most days, either early morning or when I returned to the lodge in the evening, I would see tailing fish feeding no more than 40 feet away. So, right off the bat the location seemed great. I was anxious to see what the rest of Turneffe Flats would show me.
  7. A Different Way to Fly Fish Florida: Snook fishing on the Myakka River

    A Different Way to Fly Fish Florida: Snook fishing on the Myakka River
    “Oooh, I like the looks of that one!” I said as Ben opened up his fly box for me to inspect. I could tell by the look on his face that he did not share my enthusiasm. It was a white and olive Clouser pattern with a lot of gold flash. Gold is always a good choice in the tannin-stained water.
  8. Things To Do At Turneffe Flats Other Than Fish

    Things To Do At Turneffe Flats Other Than Fish
    If you haven't been keeping up with our blog, we have scheduled a hosted trip to Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize in April (info HERE). This is a specially organized trip where we get to take a group of anglers to experience some of the best flats fishing in the world. Check out below what makes this place such a special location for not only some of the finest tropical fishing anywhere, but also why it's continually a destination for travelers with spouses and children or simply groups with mixed interests.
  9. The World’s Best Tarpon Fishing?

    The World’s Best Tarpon Fishing?
    It’s March. If you’re like me, you’re locked in one of the many ‘polar vortices’ that is gripping the country. I don’t know what it is about snow. It’s white after all, but every time it falls I find myself dreaming of silver.
  10. My Favorite Time of Year

    My Favorite Time of Year
      "I feel like I'm about to break an unwritten rule of fly fishing." (tweet this)   Every year we anglers wait in anticipation for the change of the seasons. As winter turns into spring, and spring into summer, you get that all too familiar itch.  The itch that says, "I need to get out on the water." Ice melts...

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