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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Carp

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Carp
    If you're new to Carp fishing, you're probably wondering what the best tools are for targeting these fish. If you're looking for fly rod advice, we've covered that already. In that post, we touched on features of a fly reel that are beneficial when Carp fishing, too. This post is going to expand on the brief info about fly reels provided in that article to help you build a more well-rounded rod/reel setup for Carp.
  7. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Stripers

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Stripers
    The Striped Bass has long been an attention-grabbing gamefish. Maybe you've seen pictures on the internet or social media. Maybe you've hooked and lost a giant. The allure of Striper fishing hinges, partially, on the opportunity at a 50lb fish. But there are fish for everyone which makes Striper fishing attractive, too. Whether you're trophy-chasing or numbers-crazy, it's a migration that holds opportunity for novice and expert anglers alike. Sure, you can pick your days and work around the weather. If you're serious about fly fishing for Stripers, however, a long season can wear down equipment, even if you only fish in the bright sun. Choosing the right equipment can increase chances of success and can also make replacing important gear a non-yearly tradition. Read on to find out which fly reels are the best.
  8. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Pike

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Pike
    Fly fishing for Pike means big gear. These fish are large, strong, and aggressive. They eat big flies, often require sinking lines, and don't turn over and come to the boat easily. That means a strong reel is a must. And a reel that picks up line quickly, has enough drag to stop a charging fish, and one that accommodates heavy sinking lines add to the angler's chance of success. Here, we cover the must-haves for a Pike fly reel and how to choose the best one.
  9. How to Tie the Midnight Mullet Streamer Fly

    How to Tie the Midnight Mullet Streamer Fly
    Fish will see this fly from a mile away... I promise. The Midnight Mullet combines bright flash and catchy colors to draw in the big-mouthed predators. Seriously, this fly is made to be fished aggressively and to trigger some hardcore strikes. Snook and Tarpon charge at the Midnight Mullet Streamer because of its visible lateral line, striking profile, and eye-catching aesthetics. If you're a serious warmwater saltwater angler this pattern gets the job done when nothing else can. Learn how to tie it right now as Jared gives step-by-step instructions.
  10. EP Baitfish Fly Tying Tutorial

    EP Baitfish Fly Tying Tutorial
    The EP Baitfish is an insanely versatile minnow pattern. This fly can be used in freshwater and in saltwater, for Bass, Pike, Stripers, Tarpon, and just about any predatory fish that swims. The pattern is easy to tie because it's repetitive and uses only a few materials. The EP Baitfish can also be tied in a variety of color schemes to imitate just about any kind of bait. If you're a streamer angler and you prefer targeting predatory fish, keep a few of these in your box for the next time you're out on the water.

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