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Why Do Fly Reels Click? Click and Pawl vs. Disc Drags Explained

If you have ever watched a fly fishing video, especially a vintage one, there is a noticeable clicking sound. Why do fly reels make that click in the first place? Fly reels click when a spring-loaded triangular piece of metal, called a pawl, bounces against the teeth of the fly reel’s gear. However, only reels …

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Fishing With Chicken Livers: Can You Use Chicken Livers In Saltwater?

From the bait selection to the rigs, lines, and other equipment, you’ll need a brand-new outlook on what to bring when you go saltwater fishing. Chum is a top choice for many seasoned fishermen, leaving new anglers to wonder: can you bait your hook with chicken livers? You can catch saltwater fish with chicken livers, …

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What Is Fly Fishing Line Made Of? A Complete Overview of Line Types

Choosing the right fishing line can drastically improve your fly fishing experience. There are many parts and several materials used to construct these lightweight, heavy-duty lines. You’ve probably heard many people refer to PVC as the primary material, but you might be surprised to learn how they’re crafted.  Fly fishing line is made of a …

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Is Fly-fishing Always Catch and Release? The Unwritten Code

Being a fishing guide that offers both fly-fishing and bait fishing charters, I have witnessed varying opinions on whether or not to harvest fish. It is fascinating to see the varying mindsets. From the person who only fishes to eat, to the die-hard conservationist that releases everything. One of the more common questions I receive …

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