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  1. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish
    Fly fishing for Panfish is a great way for beginner anglers to get into the sport. These fish are easy to fool and fun to catch on smaller setups. If you're wondering which fly rod is best for Panfish, we've covered that in a previous post. Now that you have a fly rod picked out, it's time to choose the fly line that will help you catch more fish on the water. Choosing a fly line for Panfish isn't technical; there are many line options that will work well. Let's start with the basics.
  2. How to Tie the Pig Sticker (Worm Pattern) Fly

    How to Tie the Pig Sticker (Worm Pattern) Fly
    This is a great pattern for large western freestone rivers or any trout fishing scenario when the water is off-color and you need to grab the attention of a feeding trout. Relatively easy to tie, this is a great prospecting pattern and should be used when fish can't be seen rising or feeding. This is also a productive pattern to use after large rains when runoff causes worms to float down into the river system. Tune in as Jared teaches us how to tie this simple pattern with step-by-step instructions.
  3. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Beginners

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Beginners
    Choosing the right gear is important in any sport, but especially in fly fishing. As a novice angler, sometimes gear can be confusing, overwhelming, and difficult to navigate. If you're looking for essential fly fishing gear for beginners, we have a comprehensive guide. Once you have your rod and reel picked out, you're going to need a fly line. This post is designed to give you the tools to choose the fly line that will work best for you.
  4. Choosing a Fly Reel for a Spey or Switch Rod

    Choosing a Fly Reel for a Spey or Switch Rod
    One question that we get asked all the time is whether or not X reel is a good choice for Y rod. In single-handed rods, this is generally a pretty easy – you find a 5-weight reel to match your 5-weight rod. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work so well in Spey land. Rods are much longer, have two handles, and lines are much heavier. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a couple of quick guidelines that will make this process totally pain-free.
  5. How to Tie the Klinkhammer Fly Pattern

    How to Tie the Klinkhammer Fly Pattern
    The Klinkhammer, developed by Hans van Klinken, is an emerger pattern that works well for trout feeding on the surface or just below the surface. The Klinkhammer can imitate an emerging Caddis or an emerging Mayfly and works well as either a searching pattern, attractor pattern, or a technical dry fly. Jared shows you the steps needed to tie this famous fly in detail with thorough instructions so you can tie one up on your vise at home.
  6. How to Tie Ray's Fly Pattern

    How to Tie Ray's Fly Pattern
    Ray's Fly is another saltwater streamer pattern that can be used in a variety of angling scenarios. A perfect imitation of smaller baitfish, this pattern is deadly on a host of saltwater species. Again, this pattern can be tweaked and tied with different colors depending on what species of baitfish you're trying to imitate. Watch Jared deliver step-by-step instructions to tie the Ray's Fly.
  7. How to Tie the Rump Shaker Fly

    How to Tie the Rump Shaker Fly
    The Rump Shaker is a Redfish fly that's really designed to imitate a fleeing shrimp (although fish eat it as a crab or a baitfish, too). This fly has a great profile in the water and moves a lot of water to attract large Redfish when the water is 1-3 feet deep. Jared has thrown a weed guard on this version to make it a perfect fly for the Louisiana marsh, the coast of Texas, or anywhere else you're likely to find Redfish in shallow water conditions. Learn how to tie this modern Redfish fly including step-by-step instructions, a materials list, and more.
  8. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pike/Musky

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pike/Musky
    Pike and Musky are some of the most aggressive fish in freshwater. They're tons of fun to catch on a fly rod and offer the freshwater angler a chance at a 40+ inch fish. That being said, the big ones are tough to fool. Choosing the right gear helps increase your chances of success on the water. If you're wondering which fly line is the best for the job, read on for recommendations. Plus, other resources including which fly rod and which fly reel are best for Pike/Musky fishing.
  9. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pacific Salmon

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pacific Salmon
    We've already talked about choosing the best fly rod for Salmon and the best fly reel for Salmon. Those posts are important for first time Salmon anglers and provide valuable insight into which fly rods/reels are the best tools for the job. In an effort to round out our species-centered blog posts, this post will help you choose the right fly line for Pacific Salmon with tips, line recommendations, and more. Read on to find out which fly line works best for you.
  10. How to Tie The Batman Redfish Fly Pattern

    How to Tie The Batman Redfish Fly Pattern
    The Batman Fly is an easy pattern to tie and works well when targeting tailing Redfish in a variety of scenarios. This fly has great movement in the water and works well for cruising fish or tailing fish. Plus, if you see a Black Drum or a Sheepshead while searching for Redfish, this is a great pattern to throw at them, too. Tune in as Jared shows you the necessary steps to tie this simple saltwater crab pattern.

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