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  1. How To Setup A Fly Reel

    How To Setup A Fly Reel

    So you’ve just bought your first fly reel, backing, and fly line, and it’s time to set it up. You’re probably asking yourself, where do I begin? Not to worry – we’ve created a simple guide that walks you through setting up your fly reel, step by step. This is an easy process, and you’ll learn a couple of cool knots along the way. Enjoy this guide, and more importantly, enjoy fishing with your new reel!

  2. How to Choose the Right Fly Rod for Every Species

    How to Choose the Right Fly Rod for Every Species

    When it comes to fly fishing, having the right fly rod is crucial to your success. Choosing the right fly rod for a specific species can be tricky, with variables like the size of the fish, the size of the fly, and the fishery. We’ve made your search easier by creating a guide on how to choose the right fly rod for every species. While this list isn’t exhaustive, it should give you a general idea of what rods are appropriate for many popular target species. Read on to learn which rods should be considered for a wide variety of amazing fish.

  3. How To Choose The Best Fly Fishing Waders In 2024

    How To Choose The Best Fly Fishing Waders In 2024

    Choosing the right pair of fly fishing waders is a big decision. A good pair of waders will keep you comfortable and dry while fishing, ensuring you stay warm without becoming overheated. Waders should also fit your body properly, allowing movement and comfort whether you’re on a drift boat or scrambling over boulders. Additionally, waders should include features that you need for your specific fishing, such as pockets, gravel guards, or a convenient front zipper. Today, we’ll discuss everything to consider when purchasing a new pair of fly fishing waders. Whether you’re shopping for your first pair of waders, or replacing an old pair, this guide should help you make an informed decision, free of any marketing hype.

  4. How To Choose The Best Fly Reel

    How To Choose The Best Fly Reel

    Choosing the right fly reel can be daunting, but we’re here to simplify the process. Here at Trident, we’ve been testing and reviewing fly reels for a long time, and today we’ll discuss 6 characteristics of fly reels that you should consider when buying your next reel. We’ll touch on important design features like size, weight, and drag, and we’ll also discuss the merits of aesthetics and other features you might not think of. With so many fly reels on the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the terminology and sheer number of options available. However, by the end of this blog, we’re confident you will be able to choose the best fly reel for your fishing needs.

  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers in 2024

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers in 2024

    Stripping streamers is one of the best ways to consistently catch large trout. When trout reach a certain size, their diet consists of bugs AND other fish. Remember that food chain thing you learned in grade school? If you’re hunting for the largest trout in a particular watershed, you’ll have a good chance of finding them with a large streamer pattern. If you’re wondering which fly rods are the best for fishing streamers, we’ve covered that topic in a different post. But the best streamer rod with the wrong fly line will only get you so far. Choosing the right line will help to increase your chances of landing a monster on a streamer.

  6. How To Tie the Pink Pup Streamer Fly

    How To Tie the Pink Pup Streamer Fly

    Learn how to tie the Pink Pup Streamer, including step-by-step instructions, a video tutorial, pictures, and much more. Improve your fly-tying skills here.

  7. How to Tie the Duracell Fly Pattern

    How to Tie the Duracell Fly Pattern

    Learn how to tie the Duracell Fly pattern, including step-by-step instructions, a video tutorial, pictures, and much more. Improve your fly-tying skills here.

  8. How to Tie the Corn Fed Caddis Dry Fly Pattern

    How to Tie the Corn Fed Caddis Dry Fly Pattern

    The Corn Fed Caddis is a chunky, high-floating Caddis imitation tied with a thick, full CDC wing for maximum float ability. The CDC-based design means this Caddis lands slightly softer than a traditional elk hair and maintains a more lifelike profile on the water when targeting trout feeding on top.

  9. How to Tie the Black Caddis Dry Fly Pattern

    How to Tie the Black Caddis Dry Fly Pattern

    The Black Caddis Dry Fly is a pattern we never leave the house without during late summer brookie outings here in Maine. It is the perfect fly to imitate those darker-colored insects dancing over a boiling bog or cascading creek on a sweltering August afternoon. We’re deviating slightly from the original pattern by using CDC for the underwing, which adds a touch of realism while increasing the pattern’s float ability.

  10. How to Tie the Light Cahill Dry Fly Pattern

    How to Tie the Light Cahill Dry Fly Pattern

    The Light Cahill is a highly respected dry fly pattern that originated in the Adirondack region of New York before quickly spreading throughout the northeastern United States. The Light Cahil imitates the Pale Morning or Pale Evening Dun mayflies, which are common during the summer months in many streams and rivers throughout the country.

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