Ben Kepka

Hey, I'm Ben, a fly fisherman for over 20 years and also an aspiring blogger. I've been into fly fishing since my graduation from spin fishing when I was 12 years old. I started flyfisherpro.com to help introduce as many people into this amazing sport. Tight lines everyone! You can read more on our about page here.

best fly reels

The Best Fly Reels in 2021

We spoke with a number of fishing guides, read countless online reviews and even picked up a couple of reels for some in-depth reviews a little further down the track. Here are the top picks for the best fly reels available today.

best wading boots

Best Wading Boots

The worst place to be is 4 hours upstream and the sole of your boot falls off. Don’t be that guy. These are the best wading boots available today.

best fly fishing waders

Best Fly Fishing Waders

In this post we review the best fly fishing waders even breathable stockingfoot waders. We’ll let you know what stands out on each waders and where to buy them.

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Best Electric Fillet Knife for Fish Reviews

An electric fillet knife can be a huge time-saver when out fishing, allowing you to spend more time fighting the fish out on the water. Read on to know our top recommendations for the best electric fish fillet knife and where to purchase them.

10 best saltwater flies

10 Best Saltwater Flies

In this article, we will cover the most important aspects of the best saltwater flies. We will also cover the top 10 saltwater fly patterns for your fly box.

best fly rods for bass

Best Fly Rod for Bass

This article is dedicated to the bass angler. Whether it’s smallmouth bass or largemouth bass. We reviewed the best rods for bass that will definitely suit your needs.

best float tubes for fly fishing

Best Float Tube for Fly Fishing

The best fishing float tube gives you access to parts of water that are often untouched by anglers. We took the time to find the best float tube for fly fishing. Read on to know more.

best Fly reels under 200

Best fly reels under $200

Here’s our recommendations of the best fly reels that won’t break your bank. We’ll go through a list of the best fly reels under 200 bucks that are currently on the market.

The Best 7 Weight Fly Reels

Best 7 Weight Fly Reels

This article will show you how to buy the best 7 weight fly reel suited to your needs. I also take you through 5 of my favorite saltwater ready fly reels.

the best 4 weight fly reels

Best 4 Weight Fly Reel

In this post, we’ll take you to an in-depth review on 5 of the best 4 weight fly reels in the market. We’ll also take you through the process of selecting the best fly reel for you.

best 3 weight fly reels

Best 3 Weight Fly Reel

In this piece we gathered the best 3 weight fly reels that are available in the market. And give you things that you need to consider when buying a 3 weight fly rod.

best hackle pliers

Best Hackle Pliers

We gathered the best hackle pliers for your better fly fishing experience. From our best overall pick to the best budget pick we got them covered for you.

best fly tying hooks

Best Fly Tying Hooks

In this piece we give you our picks for the best fly tying hooks for beginners and pros alike. From our best overall pick, to our pick for the best saltwater, we got them all for you. Read on to know more.

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Best Whip Finish Tool

In this post, we give our picks for the the best whip finish tool available in the market. From our best overall pick to our pick for the best mid range, we have it all here. Read on to know more.

best fly tying scissors

Best Fly Tying Scissors

Selecting the best fly tying scissors can sometimes be very overwhelming. So we give you our picks for the best fly tying scissors, read on to know more of our top picks!

best fly tying thread

Best Fly Tying Thread

Here are the best fly tying thread available in the US market as of today. We covered what feature stands out on each of the thread and where to buy them.

best fly tying bobbin

Best Fly Tying Bobbin

There are a lot of good quality bobbins that you can use for fly tying. In this list we bring you the best fly tying bobbins available at Amazon. We got you covered from our best overall pick to our pick of the best budget fly tying bobbin.

best fly fishing sling pack

Best Fly Fishing Sling Pack

A good fly fishing pack will make your day on the water go much more smoothly! So you won’t have any trouble finding the best ones, we made this list of the best fly fishing sling pack and where to purchase them.

best 7 weight fly rods

Best 7 Weight Fly Rod

In this in-depth guide, we give you our best picks of the best 7 weight fly rods that would fit every anglers specific needs.

best 8 weight fly rods

Best 8 Weight Fly Rod

Choosing the best 8 weight fly rod can be challenging. But this guide will help you select the best one for you as we feature 10 of the best 8 weight fly rod currently on the market.

best 6 weight fly rods

Best 6 Weight Fly Rod

What’s the most important factor when choosing the best 6 weight fly rod? We give you our complete in-depth guide and list of the best 6 weight fly rod!

4 weight fly rods

Best 4 Weight Fly Rod

What is most important when buying the best 4 weight fly rod? We cover topics such as after-sales service, intended purpose, budget and more.

Best 5 weight fly rod

Best 5 Weight Fly Rod

In this post we give you our review of the best 5 weight fly rod. We cover every details that you need so you can pick the best one for you.

best hip waders

Best Hip Waders

In this article, we give you our best picks of the best hip waders in the market today. After reading this article, you will know precisely what key specifications to look for when buying a pair.

best chest waders

Best Chest Waders

Here’s our top picks for the best chest waders in the market. We’ll go through the features of each product and where to purchase them.

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What Is the Best Weather for Fishing?

The conditions around a fish directly affect how, when and where it feeds. We give you our guide on what is the best weather for fishing so you can find and enjoy the best weather for you.

Best Waders for Surf Fishing

Best Waders for Surf Fishing

Here are our list of the best waders for surf fishing currently on the market. We’ll go through the most popular wading material, foot styles, and lengths. So read on to know which one is the best for you.

Rio Gold Fly Line Review

Rio Gold Fly Line Review

In this Rio Gold Fly Line review, we present you an excellent general-purpose line. We’ll take a closer look on the pros and cons of the Rio Gold Fly line. Read on to know more.

Caddis Waders Review

Caddis Waders Review

Caddis Wading Systems offer wading products to the hunting and fishing industry. In this review, we give you the best selection of Caddis Waders and where to buy them.

Humminbird Helix 7 Review

Humminbird Helix 7 Review

Humminbird is a well known company that has produced top quality fish finders. In this Humminbird Helix 7 review, we’ll give you the best features. Read on to know more.

world record rainbow trout

World Record Rainbow Trout

The world record rainbow trout title belongs to Canadian fisher Sean Konrad. The International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) record book now lists his 48-pound, 42-inch catch as the biggest ever rainbow trout specimen – a true world record trout. Here at Fly Fisher Pro we have a number of fly rod reviews and we even break …

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Fly Fishing Snook

Fly Fishing For Snook

In many ways, fly fishing for Snook is a lot like Trout fishing. The biggest difference is snook are typically more likely to be found in and around structures. Snook, like Trout, are surface feeders, perfect for fly fishing, Snook are also very aware of sounds and movement, make too much noise and you will scare them away.

Bonefish Fly Fishing

Bonefish Fly Fishing Guide

Also known as the “gray ghost” Bonefish are pound for pound the strongest and fastest-moving saltwater fish. Read on to know our tips on bonefish fly fishing.

Tarpon Fly Fishing

Tarpon Fly Fishing Techniques

Tarpon Fly Fishing in the Florida Keys is NOT a once in a lifetime experience. Once you have experienced the thrill of fighting a large fish and the excitement of a Tarpon on the fly you will come back again and again for more. If you would like to try like tarpon fly fishing, I will help you find and land the big one with our Tarpon Fly Fishing Techniques!

Fly Fishing and Mental Health

Fly Fishing and Mental Health

Fly fishing is great fun, but there are much deeper health benefits of fly fishing, too. Improve your mental health and get out fly fishing, here is our full guide on Fly Fishing and Mental Health. Read on to know more.

9 Best Places for Fly Fishing in Iowa (Full Iowa Fishing Map Included)

With many trout streams and rivers flowing through the state, Northeast Iowa presents anglers with abundant fly fishing opportunities. Although some sections of the streams are stocked with trout weekly, many other sections host native trout. This means that if you have the correct flies and a casting line, you are bound to have a …

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Fly Fishing British Columbia

Best Fly Fishing in British Columbia

British Columbia is home to over 12,000 miles of coastline and 25,000 lakes. It is a natural Canadian fly fishing hot spot. Many people from all over the world visit the province to experience its many fly fishing opportunities.

Simms Freestone Waders Review

Simms Freestone Waders Review

Simms offers quality products. In this review, we give you a detailed review of the Simms Freestone range of waders. Let’s take a closer look at each one. Read on to know which one is the best for you.

Fly Fishing New Hampshire

Fly Fishing New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a sleeper in terms of amazing fly fishing destinations. We found that it wasn’t on the lists of top spots to fish in the USA, so the rivers are much less congested. New Hampshire may be a small state, but it’s vast, offering great fly fishing spots, spectacular scenery and amazing water …

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Orvis Encounter Waders Review

Orvis Encounter Waders Review

The Orvis Encounter Waders offers a full fly fishing experience at an entry level price point. In this review we’ll cover each waders and where to purchase them.

Fly Fishing South Dakota

Fly Fishing South Dakota

There are only a few states that have landscapes as diverse as South Dakota. From the wide-open prairies to the Black Hills and The Badlands, South Dakota offers a different amazing outdoor destination for people in the Midwest.

Fly Fishing Wisconsin

Wisconsin is not only home to high-quality cheese, it is also home to over 13,000 miles of trout streams scattered all over the state.

Fly Fishing Pennsylvania

Fly Fishing Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania boasts of over 15,000 miles of designated wild trout fisheries, each offering more incredible fly fishing opportunities than ever before. It is also a gold mine for anglers looking for new fly fishing adventures. We’ve covered some of the best Pennsylvania has to offer here.   Keep reading to discover them …

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Deeper Fish Find Review

Deeper Fish Finder Review

In this post we’ll take a look at the three Deeper Fish Finder and their features. We’ll also cover what stands out on each of them so you can determine the right one for you.

Fly Fishing Montana

Fly Fishing Montana

Thinking about putting Montana on your fly fishing bucket list? If not, you should immediately. Montana is one of the worlds most spectacular and pristine fly-fishing destinations. Montana boasts of some of the best fly fishing rivers in the United States, from Blackfoot River to Yellowstone River among many others. If you’re heading to (or …

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best saltwater fly rods

Best Saltwater Fly Rods

Saltwater fly rods are different from your typical freshwater fly rod. The best salt water fly rods are tougher, more resistant to salt and can cast big flies big distances!

Orvis Battenkill

Orvis Battenkill Reel Review

You won’t go wrong with the Orvis Battenkill. An iconic click and pawl fly reel that’s stood the test of time. Read on to find out the answers in our detailed review of the Orvis Battenkill!

Echo Bravo Review

Echo Bravo Reel Review

It’s rare to find a low-cost reel that you can use in saltwater, because most good saltwater reels will cost you an arm and a leg. Unfortunately, most low-cost reels just aren’t built to withstand the corrosive environment of the salt flats or the open sea. That’s why we were so excited to hear about …

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Orvis Clearwater Review

Orvis Clearwater Reel Review

In this orvis clearwater fly reel review, we’ll be examining the Orvis Clearwater large arbor reel. does it live up to its reputation? How does this diecast reel compare to a machined reel? We’ll answer all your questions in our detailed Clearwater reel review!

Orvis Mirage Review

Orvis Mirage Reel Review

In this orvis mirage review we take the Orvis for a spin to see if it’s the ideal fly reel for you. Take a minute to read our review and see exactly what this reel has to offer.

Orvis Hydros Review

Orvis Hydros Reel Review

Any product that bears the Orvis brand name is bound to be worth the expense, and the Hydros SL fly reel is no different! In this review we’ll take a closer look at the reel’s features, construction and many more.

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Best UV Resin Fly Tying

There is nothing worse than your fly coming undone that makes them useless. In this post we give you our top picks of the best UV Resin for Fly Tying.

Best Fly Tying Light

Best Fly Tying Light

If you’re like me, you didn’t pick where in the house your fly tying bench ended up. It’s probably in the garage. Having the best fly tying light will change the way you make your flies. So we’ve rounded up the best fly tying light currently available.

Best fly tying magnifying glass

Best Fly Tying Magnifying Glass

Tying a size 20 dry fly requires 20/20 vision. Using some form of magnification is essential for most of us! So in this post we made a list of the best fly tying magnifying glass and where to purchase them.

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Best Fly Box for Dry Flies and Nymphs

One of my most prized possessions is my fly box. Whether you tie your own flies or you’ve got a collection of store-bought bugs, we all need somewhere to keep them safe and close at hand when fishing!

Fly tying vises

Best Fly Tying Vises

There are a lot of different fly tying vises on the market, and comparing models can get pretty confusing. If you want to spend more time tying flies and less time shopping around, read on! We’ve found the best fly tying vises around right now!

ross animas

Ross Animas Review

In this Ross Animas Review we find out just how this fly reel performs. Let’s find out if this mid-range reel is the right model for you!

Echo Ion Fly Reel Review

Echo Ion Reel Review

Echo Ion Fly Reel is a superb low-cost fly reel can easily compare against premium reels thanks to the close attention to detail and smart design from the folks at Echo. Let’s take a look at this Echo Ion fly reel review and see what it has to offer!

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Lamson Speedster Review

In this Lamson Speedster Review we find out just how this fly reel stacks up. We’ll take a closer look at the Speedster’s features and see whether it is the right reel for your needs.

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Lamson Guru 2.0 Review

In this Lamson Guru 2.0 Review we find out just how this fly reel performs. From the reel’s construction, drag system, to pros and cons, we got you covered.

Lamson Litespeed Review

Lamson Litespeed Review

In this Lamson Litespeed Review we find out just how this fly reel performs. After speaking to experts and the team at Lamson, we can show you everything you need to know about this wonderful fly reel.

Lamson Remix Review

Lamson Remix Review

In this Lamson Remis review, we’ll see whether this fly reel is really affordable. We also covered all the features you need to know so you can decide whether it is the right reel for you.

redington sonic pro waders review

Redington Sonic Pro Waders Review

When you take fishing seriously, you need to get into the water to access the best fishing spots! In this Redington Sonic Pro Waders Review we will cover the features along with its pros and cons.

redington zero

Redington Zero Review

In this Redington zero review we put this new click-and-pawl drag system to the test. It is one of the lightest fly fishing reels on the market. Read on to know more about the features of the Redington Zero,

sage spectrum

Sage Spectrum Reel Review

This Sage Spectrum Reel review puts this fly reel to the test. It replaces Sage’s entry-level machined reel. Read so you will know what the Sage Spectrum Reel has to offer.

redington hydrogen review

Redington Hydrogen Review

A full and updated review of Hydrogen fly rod from Redington. This fly rod is one of the best and one of the lightest rod on its class. Read on to know and find out if the Redington Hydrogen lives up to its reputation!

redington rise review

Redington Rise Review

In this review, we’re going to find out if the Redington Rise stands up to the high standards we’ve come to expect from Redington products.

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Frogg Togg Waders Review

If you’re an avid fisher like me, you want to get out on the water as much as possible. In this Frog Togg waders review we test this set of waders to know what it’s advantages and disadvantages. Read on to know more.

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Best Fishing Kayak Under 1000

If you want to cover more water and get to those fishing hotspots without spending all your savings, we’ve reviewed the best fishing kayak under 1000. Read on to know where to purchase them!

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Best GPS for Geocaching

Geocaching is a great way to get active, explore nature, and have fun. If you’re serious about fishing too then using a GPS can really help you. Here are our top picks for the best GPS for geocoaching and where to purchase them.

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Best GoPro for Fishing

You can have some epic moments when out fishing. That’s why so many of us use a GoPro to capture those significant moments. Read on to know our top picks for the best GoPro for fishing and where to purchase them.

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Best Fishing Shoes

If your a hardcore fisherman like me then you love the gear like me. Having the best fishing shoes will make a huge difference. So on this list, we give you our best picks of the best fishing shoes available in the market today.

Best Underwater Fishing Camera

An underwater fishing camera is a useful gadget for anglers who want to fish more efficiently. We reviewed the best underwater fishing cameras and where to purchase them.

Pelican Kayak Reviews

Pelican Kayak Reviews

If you’re looking for your first fishing kayak, it’s well worth checking out Pelican kayaks. Below is our review of Pelikan Kayaks and where to purchase them.

Best Telescopic Fishing Rod

Best Telescopic Fishing Rod

A telescopic rod makes an excellent travel rod, as it’s lightweight and compact. If you’re looking for a travel rod then check out one of the best telescopic fishing rods that we recommend here.

best fish gripper

Best Fish Gripper

The best fish gripper can be a useful tool for an angler, especially when you want to unhook a beast! In this post we rounded up the best fish gripper currently available and where to find them.

best spinning reel

Best Spinning Reel

You need a sturdy reel for the best spin fishing experience. So here’s a quick round-up of our favourite spinning reels at different price points.

best spinning rod

Best Spinning Rod

Spinning rods are among the most popular rods for any angler. Not only are they extremely versatile but you can get these rods at a steep discount. So here’s our top pick for the best Spinning Rod.

best fishing multi tool

Best Fishing Multi Tool

A great multi tool is perhaps the best tool that an angler can have! Multitools are versatile, allowing you to do everything from cut lines and detach hooks. So here’s our best fishing multi tool list and the pros and cons of each multi tool.

Best Fish Scaler

Best Fish Scaler

A fish scaler is an essential tool if you like to take home some of the fish you catch. Preparing a fish is a messy job. So rounded up the best fish scalers out there! Read on to know where to purchase them.

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