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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 Telescopic Fishing Rod

What Is The Best Telescopic Fishing Rod in 2020 (All Reviewed!)

If you’re looking for a travel rod, telescopic fishing rods are the ideal choice. They’re lightweight, portable, and compact, making them perfect for any time when you’re tight on space. Many anglers use them for backpacking trips, kayak fishing, or to take in their carry-on luggage. Thanks to recent developments in technology, telescopic fishing poles …

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lamson reels

Lamson Reels (A 2020 Guide To Find your Perfect Reel!)

Waterworks Lamson has been making fly reels and fly rods since 1995. Technical expertise, innovation and simplicity are some of their highest values. The Waterworks-Lamson team aims to make fly fishing products and accessories that are streamlined, effective, and simple to use. Waterworks-Lamson uses superior materials to create durable, long-lasting fly fishing reels and rods …

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Fly Fishing Connecticut

Fly Fishing Connecticut

Despite being one of the smallest states, Connecticut offers ample fly fishing opportunities both in stocked streams and lakes and along the coastline. Anglers will find plenty of brilliant fly fishing spots to catch brown trout, striped bass, and even Atlantic salmon! Here’s our guide to fly fishing in the Constitution State! Find out what …

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Wyoming Fly Fishing

Wyoming Fly Fishing

Anglers all over the US and further afield dream of fishing Wyoming’s streams, rivers, and lakes. With crystal clear water and healthy populations of more than 22 different types of gamefish, there’s plenty to keep you busy here. Wyoming is the least populated state in the USA and is full of promising wilderness areas to …

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fly fishing west virginia

Fly Fishing West Virginia

More and more anglers are heading to West Virginia for the state’s excellent fishing opportunities. West Virginia has some top fly fishing rivers and lakes, which until recently have been kept a well-hidden secret by the local anglers. But now, people are starting to catch on and it’s not hard to see why! With superb …

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fly fishing minnesota

Fly Fishing Minnesota

Minnesota boasts an incredible variety of fly fishing opportunities for anglers. With trout streams stretching for more than 3,800 miles and a further 2,600+ miles of tributaries and streams, it can be hard to know where to start. Wild native trout thrive here, and regular stockings boost their numbers, too. You can also try your …

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fly fishing vermont

Fly Fishing Vermont

Vermont is one of the smallest states in the US, but that doesn’t mean the fly fishing opportunities are lacking! This little state has spectacular scenery and hundreds of lakes, rivers, and streams to choose from. And with a population of just 700,000 in Vermont, you won’t be battling with other anglers for the top …

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sage pulse review

Sage Pulse Review

Sage released the Pulse fly rod series to replace the older Response fly rods as a  ‘workhorse’ rod for all anglers. This mid-range, fast action rod is versatile and packs plenty of power, but is it worth spending $450 to buy it? How does it compare to other top fly rods available at a similar …

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sage foundation review

Sage Foundation Review

Sage has done it again with the Sage Foundation, creating a versatile, forgiving fly rod for an affordable price. We are a huge fan of Sage fly rods over here, and we love that they are making fly fishing more accessible to a wider range of anglers. While the Sage Foundation isn’t a beginner rod, …

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sage motive review

Sage Motive Review

If you’re looking for a sturdy rod for saltwater fly fishing, you need to check out the Sage Motive. This mid-range rod ticks all the boxes for a saltwater angler, from a strong fighting butt to larger snake guides and a fast action. We couldn’t wait to try out the Sage Motive for ourselves and …

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scott flex review

Scott Flex Review

Scott fly rods are well known for their superior craftsmanship, high standard, and great performance. The Scott Radian was a hugely popular rod, so we couldn’t wait to find out how the Scott Flex compares.  This rod has flown under the radar and not generated much hype, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a …

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moonshine rods review

Moonshine Rods Review

The Moonshine Rod Co. is a company that has flown under the radar, but we think it deserves some more attention! The aim of the team behind the Moonshine Rod Company is to create high-quality, high-performance rods for affordable prices, to make fly fishing more accessible. With a unique fly fishing rods range that they …

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fly fishing film tour

Fly Fishing Film Tour

For 13 years now the Fly Fishing Film Tour has travelled the globe. The F3T is a fantastic experience for anglers of all ages. As the tour travels the globe it unites fly fisherman across the globe. Each year there are a wide variety of fly fishing films on display that will really get you …

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Fly Fishing Utah

Fly Fishing Utah

If you’re hoping to go fly fishing in Utah, we’ve got good news for you! The Beehive State offers great fly fishing opportunities, with cool water temperatures making for superb trout fishing. From scenic streams to deep lakes, you’ll find it all in Utah. We’ve put together our complete guide to fly fishing in Utah! …

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Fly Fishing Michigan

Fly Fishing Michigan

The state of Michigan offers ample fly fishing opportunities to anglers, with excellent trout streams and rivers. In fact, there are more than 150 fish species in Michigan, so the fishing is rewarding and never gets boring! Public access areas are easy to find, and fly fishing has a rich history in Michigan. It’s a …

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Fly Fishing in Maine

Fly Fishing in Maine

If you’re wondering what Maine has to offer to fly fishers, the answer is a lot! With more than 5,000 streams and rivers running through the state, as well as miles of Atlantic coastline, Maine is an excellent location for fly fishing. Whether you’re a local or you’re planning a fly fishing trip to Maine, …

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sage accel Review

Sage Accel Review

The Sage Accel hit fly shops back in 2014 when Sage released it to replace the earlier VXP rod. There’s been a lot of hype around this line of premium, medium-fast action rods. Primarily aimed at avid trout anglers, they’ve been described as being lightweight and sensitive, with the capability of throwing incredibly tight loops. …

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best travel fly rod

Best Travel Fly Rod

If you like to travel around and visit new fly fishing spots, you’ll need to kit yourself out with a travel fly rod. The best travel fly rods break down into 6, 7, or even 8 different sections, making them very portable. They also tend to be lightweight without losing out on performance. Backpackers are …

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best kids fishing pole

Best Kids Fishing Pole

Fishing with your children is a great way to spend time together in the great outdoors. Kids will benefit from getting away from screens and learning a fun new hobby, but they’ll need a great fishing pole to get started! The best fishing poles for children are lightweight, sturdy, and easy to use. You need …

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fly fishing Oregon

Fly Fishing Oregon

Oregon has some amazing fly fishing lakes and rivers set among spectacular scenery. In fact, there are so many great spots that you might struggle to narrow down your list and decide where to visit. The fly fishing is varied and exciting from the coast to the mountains, and you can catch everything from trout …

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Fly Fishing New Mexico

Fly Fishing New Mexico

New Mexico offers some of the best fly fishing in the US, with excellent opportunities to fish for trout all year round. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the wide variety of freestone mountain streams, trout rivers, lakes, and reservoirs here. Combine this with great weather and gorgeous scenery to immerse yourself in, and you’ve …

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fly fishing Idaho

Fly Fishing Idaho

Idaho boasts stunning scenery and some fantastic fly fishing locations that can rival anywhere in the US. With over 65% of the land owned by the state, there are plenty of easily accessible spots with thriving natural and stocked fish populations. No matter where you are in Idaho, you’ll be guaranteed some excellent fishing all …

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redington crosswater review

Redington Crosswater Review

Every new fly fisher is looking for that special rod with which you’ll catch your first fish with (and hopefully many more). To do this can be challenging, given the many options available in terms of price and the range of rods. Redington offers a wide selection of rods. In this Redington Crosswater review, we …

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sage x review

Sage X Fly Rod Review

When it comes to fly rods, Sage has been creating exciting new rod designs for over 30 years. Sage has harnessed all those decades of fly fishing expertise to come up with the Sage X fly rod, which they first released in 2016 to an incredible hype. So we couldn’t wait to get out hands …

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sage esn review

Sage ESN Fly Rod Review

If you’re a European style nymphing fan, you’ll probably know that Sage recently reinvented their ESN rod series. With some significant improvements, the new Sage ESN fly rod is an excellent choice for any tight line nymphing angler. Here’s our complete review of the Sage ESN so you can see if it’s the rod you’ve …

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redington crux review

Redington Crux Review

The new Redington Crux is a fast action rod that is both lightweight and affordable. But is it the right rod for you? Finding the right fly rod to meet all your needs can be a challenging task, whether you are a beginner or an experienced fly fisher. You’ll need to think about factors such …

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orvis recon review

Orvis Recon Review

Every fly fisherman is looking for that stellar rod that is built to last for a lifetime. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, the search for the perfect rod isn’t an easy task. At Fly Fisher Pro, we aim to make it easier for you to get your hands on the right rod …

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sage mod fly rod review

Sage Mod Fly Rod Review

If you’ve been looking for the best trout fly fishing rod at short to mid-distance, the Sage Mod fly rod might be just the thing for you. Touted as the 7-Iron of fly fishing, Sage has created a high-end, quality fly rod that is perfect for trout. It’s bound to become a favorite for avid …

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peacock bass

Peacock Bass

If you are the keen fisherman that I am assuming you are, then you certainly don’t need me to tell you just how satisfying and exhilarating fly fishing for peacock bass can be! Originating in Brazil throughout the Amazon and Orinoco rivers but also commonly found in the warm water areas of North America such …

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washington fly fishing

Washington Fly Fishing

Washington state offers ample fly fishing opportunities, from the ocean and the coastal rivers to the inland streams, creeks, rivers, and lakes. With such variety and both saltwater and freshwater fly angling, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can fly fish for trout, carp, bass, steelhead and more in the state of Washington and there …

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redington predator review

Redington Predator Review

Not all pieces of fishing tackle are created and designed equally. Some may look beautiful, but they aren’t built to last. However, there are some great rods that are designed to combine durability and performance. The Redington Predator is one of those fly rods that is well designed for capturing all sorts of species, and …

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redington path review

Redington Path Review

If you’re a serious fly fisher, then you need a tough and durable fly fishing rod. But there are so many fly rods on the market that the search for the right rod can be overwhelming. The Redington Path is a medium-fast graphite fly rod that is a serious contender for fly anglers, whether you’re …

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