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 to help introduce as many people into this amazing sport. Tight lines everyone! You can read more on our about page here.

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Best Trout Fly Fishing in Washington (Maps, Shops, Guides and Flies for WA State)

Itching to get out and start landing trout, bass, or salmon on some of the best rivers and lakes in Washington? This guide has all the info you need to get started with some Washington fly fishing, from the state licenses and regulations to the top-recommended fly fishing spots in the state! Washington state offers …

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12 Best Places for Fly Fishing in British Columbia – Where to Fish BC

BC, British Columbia offers over 12,000 miles of coastline, thousands of fly fishing lakes, and a ton of fly fishing rivers too. British Columbia fly fishing is nirvana for fly fishermen. Many a fly fisherman from all over the world have visited the province to experience its many fly fishing opportunities. What brings fly fishermen …

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14 Best Places for Fly Fishing in Pennsylvania – Where to Fish PA

The state of Pennsylvania boasts of over 15,000 miles of designated wild trout fishing, each offering some incredible fly fishing opportunities that every fly fisher dreams of. Pennsylvania is a gold mine for fly fishermen looking for new fly fishing waters to explore. While fly fishing in Pennsylvania you’ll be able to cast a line …

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redington path review

Redington Path Review in 2022 – Fly Rods

In this Redington Path Review we run through one of the most affordable fast action rods on the market. We will provide you with a step-by-step guide on everything you need to know about the Redington Path II combo.

Sage ESN Review

Sage ESN Review in 2022 – Fly Rods

The new Sage ESN fly rod is an excellent choice for any tight line nymphing angler. In this Sage ESN review we look at their euro nymphing rod – sensitivity, accuracy, the latest technology, and more.

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Used Fly Rods For Sale

If you’re looking to buy a fly rod or reel for a reasonable price, consider buying used instead of from a store. There are plenty of places where you can find secondhand fly gear both online and offline. You can often find excellent quality fly rods or reels for a fraction of the price if …

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Best 8 Weight Fly Rods of 2022

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.

orvis clearwater review

Orvis Clearwater Review in 2022 – Fly Rods

In this Orvis Clearwater Review we test the performance of the signature entry-level series from Orvis to determine if it is the best beginner / backup rod. We also have a review of the Orvis Helios 3 if you’re looking for a more premium fly rod.

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The Perfect Fly Tying Desk

Fly tying can be almost as rewarding as fly fishing. There’s nothing quite like knowing that you made a fly with your own hands – and we all need something to do when the fly fishing season is over! If you’re anything like us, you probably while away hours tying flies. You’ve got the supplies …

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Redington Butter Stick Review

Redington Butter Stick Review in 2022 – Fly Rods

If you enjoy the retro lifestyle and the feeling that all your fish are big then the the butter Stick is for you. In this review, we will look at the Butter Stick rod with its retro-appearance and the skill levels required to effectively cast the Butter Stick.

orvis recon review

Orvis Recon Review in 2022 – Fly Rods

Orvis is one of the biggest names in fly fishing rod. They make some of the finest fly fishing gear on the market. In this Orvis Recon review we’ll take a closer look at every aspect of this rod and how it compares to other popular rods.

echo bravo review

Echo Bravo Review in 2022 – Fly Reels

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 the Echo Bravo – a saltwater-specific reel for under $150!

Orvis Clearwater Review

Orvis Clearwater Fly Reel Review in 2022

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 helios 3 review

Orvis Helios 3 Review in 2022 – Fly Rods

In recent years, most new premium rods have been designed to maximize distance and line speed. We like to keep you up to date on reviews so we’ve reviewed the Helios III here for you, to see if it truly stands up to the hype.

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The 13 Best Fly Reels in 2022 – Buyers Guide

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.

echo ion review

Echo Ion Reel Review in 2022 – Fly Reels

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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