Fly fishing info

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 …

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

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 …

Fly Fishing Fly Sizes: Choosing the Right Fly Size Instantly Read More »

Up close fly reel click and pawl

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 …

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

chicken livers example

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, …

Fishing With Chicken Livers: Can You Use Chicken Livers In Saltwater? Read More »

close up of what fly fishing line is made of

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 …

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