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  1. How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Salmon

    How to Choose the Best Fly Reel for Salmon
    Fly reels for Salmon is a broad category because of the diversity of Salmon species that populate the US, Canada, Eurasia, and beyond. King Salmon require a much different fly reel than Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, etc. Commonalities exist across all Salmon species, however: they’re powerful, strong, and loads of fun to catch on a fly rod. Read on to find out which fly reel is the optimal Salmon-targeting tool.
  2. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Streamers

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Streamers
    Streamer fishing has gained momentous popularity in the recent past, although not without controversy. Is a streamer a fly? Some purists say no, ‘those big bugs don’t count, dry or die’. It’s a valid assertion. Despite the pushback, however, streamer fishing is here to stay. Patterns created by pioneers like Kelly Galloup, Mike Schultz, and Blane Chocklett including the Sex Dungeon, Game Changer, and Swinging D have chiseled a culture that’s big, loud, and nasty. In a good way. Read on to find out which fly rod works best.
  3. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Panfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Panfish
    Maybe you were lucky enough to grow up on a trout stream in Montana. Maybe you learned to fly fish for Stripers on the coast of New England. Or maybe you’re like the rest of us and honed your skills under Dad’s tutelage on a local pond where fish were easy to fool and novice fly anglers built confidence to last a lifetime. Targeting panfish on the fly encourages excitement and pure stress-free fun for novice and expert anglers alike. Read more to learn which fly rod is best for panfish.
  4. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Redfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Redfish
    Redfish are thrilling to catch on a fly and often tail their way into shallow water to be sight fished by patient anglers. They’re fish that feed with the tide, so care and attention should be paid to tidal patterns and fish behavior during the range of tidal oscillation. Effort should also be expressed in choosing a fly rod for these heavy-shouldered predators. Most Redfish enthusiasts will hand you an 8wt and send you on your way. There are times, however, when a 7wt or a 9wt is a better tool for the job. How do you choose? Read on to find out.
  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Small Streams

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Small Streams
    Wild Brook Trout in the Northeast, native Cutthroat out West, blue lining, ditch poking, backpacking - can you find the common thread? Small stream fishing is a phenomenal way to get away from the crowds, find wild fish, and enjoy solitude in America’s most rugged wilderness. Choosing the right fly rod will help you make the most out of your time on smaller streams (hint: the best options aren’t lightning fast or known for their 100+ foot casting range). Read on to find out which fly rods are best for small water.
  6. Fly Rod Buyer's Guide: How to Choose a Fly Rod for Beginners

    Fly Rod Buyer's Guide: How to Choose a Fly Rod for Beginners
    Choosing your first fly rod can be tough. If you’re new to the sport, you probably aren’t familiar with brands, features, actions, or rod technology. These things are important, but don’t let the fly fishing terminology intimidate you. There are a few simple things that should guide your first fly rod purchase. Here are a few insights.
  7. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Carp

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Carp
    Targeting Carp with a fly rod has become increasingly popular in recent fly fishing history. These fish are spooky, tough to fool and are worthy opponents on a fly rod. Part of the allure to Carp fishing is that they can often be seen in shallow water ‘tailing’ or feeding, similar to Bonefish. Sight fishing is thrilling in any setting, but spotting Carp feeding on a mud flat and watching them react to a fly has converted many non-believers. If you haven’t pursued Carp with a fly rod, you should give it a try. Read on to find out how to choose the right fly rod.
  8. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Striped Bass

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Striped Bass
    Needless to say, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach doesn’t work when choosing a fly rod for Stripers. Trust me, you don’t want to fight a 1lb fish and a 30lb fish on the same fly rod. That being said, fish size isn’t the only consideration when choosing a fly rod for Stripers. We’re here to offer some advice and to highlight useful recommendations.
  9. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Pike

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Pike
    Fly fishing for Pike can be insanely thrilling. Pike often encourage some of the most visual eats in the fly fishing world, something every fly angler appreciates. A 9wt rod that offers a strong butt section for increased lifting power and a fast action blank design is sort of the ‘go-to’ for Pike anglers. But is the 9wt the best choice in every situation? Not quite. Read on to find out why.
  10. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Pacific Salmon

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Pacific Salmon
    Salmon are known for their commercial fishing value, but they also put up a great fight on a fly rod. The 5 species of Pacific Salmon differ in size and feeding habits, so the best fly rod setup differs across species. We’re here to make suggestions for each species and offer some general fly rod recommendations.  

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