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fly sizes and materials

Fly Sizes and Materials Handbook: A Complete Guide for Popular Species

Selecting the correct fly can be the difference between catching fish and going home empty handed. Size, weight, and color all play an important role when it comes to feeding fish. Having flies on hand that mimic the bait present in a given area greatly increases your odds of hooking up on a fish. Below …

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Fly sizes in a bunch.

Fly Fishing Fly Sizes: Choosing the Right Fly Size Instantly

One of the most challenging aspects of fly fishing is learning what size and patterns of flies to present to different fish species. It can quickly become overwhelming, especially when your local fly shop throws various numbers at you, such as size 12’s or 16’s.  I remember being thoroughly confused when first trying to learn …

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TFO Tactical in use.

TFO Tactical Inshore Rod: Is It Worth Buying? Full Product Review

Temple Fork Outfitters has long been known for its affordable fly rod offering, but few people realize that they make conventional gear as well. With design influencers such as Lefty Kreh and Flip Pallot, TFO has continuously pushed the bar in the world of quality fly fishing rods. One of TFO’s high-end conventional rods is the Tactical …

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Can a Trolling Motor Battery Get Wet? Are Marine Batteries Waterproof?

Whenever my trolling motor battery acts up, the first thing I do is check to make sure the battery compartment is sealed correctly. It may seem unnecessary since marine batteries are made for the water, but they’re more vulnerable than you think. A trolling motor battery cannot get wet. Exposing a marine battery to saltwater …

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