davy knot

Davy Knot

The Davy knot was invented years ago by a fly fisherman called Davy Wotton and is a very quick, simple, easy-to-tie knot to join your tippet material to your fly, hook or lure.

Fly Fishing with Sinking Line

Fly Fishing with Sinking Line

Fly fishing with a sinking line is sometimes the best way to catch fish when the trout are sitting deeper in a river or a stillwater like a lake or a pond and a floating line won’t reach them.

How to tie the wooly bugger

How to Tie The Wooly Bugger Fly

The Wooly Bugger is probably one of the most well-known flies in the fly fishing world. Woolly Buggers are tied in a wide variety of styles and colours to imitate a wide range of gamefish prey.

surgeons knot

Surgeon’s Knot

The surgeon’s knot is one of the quickest and easiest fishing knots to tie when joining two lines of a similar diameter. It’s an evolution of a reef knot used in sailing which is now widely used in fly fishing to create a leader or attach a tippet.

Turle Knot

Turle Knot

The Turle knot was popularized by Major William Greer Turle an English angler from the 19th century. Now the turtle knot wasn’t invented by Major William Greer Turle but it is named after him. The English General’s use of it is what got fly anglers using it regularly and thus it bears his name.

Improved Clinch Knot

Improved Clinch Knot

The improved clinch knot was one of the first fishing knots I ever learned and it’s widely used in the United Kingdom and the United States for attaching a fly, lure, hook, or swivel to the end of a fishing line.

the snell knot

Snell Knot

The snell knot was a very popular knot back when a lot of hooks didn’t have an eye. In fact, it was and is one of the only fishing knots you can use to join your leader line to hooks without an eye.

the non-slip knot

Non-Slip Knot

The non-slip loop knot was developed by the legend of fly fishing Left Kreh and thus is also referred to as the Kreh non-slip loop knot.

the Perfection Loop

Perfection Loop

The perfection loop knot is also referred to as the angler’s loop knot and is one of the best fishing knots to tie when you want a loop that is perfectly in line with the standing end of your leader or tippet to attach to a lure, fly, or to your fly line.

surgeons loop

Surgeons Loop

The surgeon’s loop knot is one of the quickest and easiest fly fishing knots to tie when you need a loop to connect your leader to your fly line or to a fly.

arbor knot

Arbor Knot

The arbor knot is one of the best fishing knots you can use to attach your fishing line onto a fishing reel. It’s a simple and quick fishing knot to tie and you can attach braided fishing line, monofilament, or fluorocarbon securely to any type of fishing reel including spinning reels and fly reels.

the slim beauty knot

Slim Beauty Knot

The slim beauty knot is one of the best fishing knots for tying two pieces of line together that are either different diameters and/or different materials, such as mono leader to fluoro tippet, or even braided line to mono.

uni knot

Uni Knot

If you can learn the uni knot, then you can almost get by without learning any other fishing knot out there, it has a great many uses and it’s quick and easy to tie. You can use it to join two lines by doing a double uni knot, tie on a hook with to your leader with a single, or make a loop connection.

nail knot

Nail Knot

The nail knot is an incredibly simple but versatile knot as it can be used in so many different ways when fly fishing so it’s a knot you need to know and have in your fly fishing arsenal.

albright knot

Albright Knot

The Albright Knot was invented by the famous Florida keys guide Jimmy Albright in the 1950s. He developed the knot to join two different materials of line smoothly so that line could run through the roid guides with ease while fighting a tarpon.

tenkara knot

Tenkara Knot

Fly fishing with a Tenkara rod started out in Japan and it’s not becoming more and more popular across the world, particularly in the USA. These rods are a lot of fun to fish with, easy for beginners to learn with, and super portable so you can take them anywhere, they’ll even fit in your pocket.

the blood knot

Blood knot

A blood knot, also known as a barrel knot sometimes, is one of the most used knots in the fly fishing world. It dates back hundreds of years and was used on sailing boats at the end of whips or cat o nine tails for the purpose of drawing blood when punishing an unruly mate on board, hence the name blood knot, and is used in sailing today as a stopper knot.

the orvis knot

Orvis Knot

The Orvis knot is named after the Orvis company. It was called Orvis knot after Orvis held a contest years ago that was all about tieing the strongest new tippet to fly knot. This knot was the winner of the contest and Orvis bought the right to name it from the fisherman who tied it.

the palomar knot

Palomar Knot

The Palomar knot is one of the fishing knots around to tie a hook, swivel, lure, or fly to either monofilament lines or braided lines, in fact, it’s stronger when done with braided lines.

needle knot

Needle Knot

A needle knot is pretty much an improved version of a nail not that you would use to connect your leader and tippet to your fly line. This is assuming there is no welded loop at the end of your fly line or you haven’t tied a perfection loop at the end of your fly line.

the loop to loop knot

Loop to Loop Knot

A loop-to-loop knot is one of the best fly fishing knots to connect your backing or leader to the fly line. It’s not really a knot per se, and the loop to loop knot is better thought of as a loop to loop connection of two different lines that looks like a square knot when complete.

pheasant tail nymph

How to Tie a Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

The Pheasant Tail nymph PTN is probably one of the most iconic nymph fly patterns ever tied and fished in fly fishing. It is made to imitate the nymph stage of a mayfly; the American pheasant tail nymph could also be mistaken as a stonefly if tied in larger versions with longer pheasant tail fibres.

How To Tie A Royal Wulff Fly

Lee Wulff is probably one of the most famous fly fishing personalities of our age and was responsible for developing many fly tying techniques. He is probably most well known for being one of the first pioneers to start using animal hair in the tying of his dry flies. This changed the way we look at and design dry flies.

How to Tie Elk Hair Caddis

How to Tie Elk Hair Caddis Fly

The Elk hair caddis is one of the oldest and most popular dry flies in fly fishing and is a popular choice to fish worldwide. The Elk hair caddis was created by Pennsylvania fly tyer Al Troth in 1957.

Best Fly Fishing Shirts

Best Fly Fishing Shirts

Your choice of fly fishing shirt you wear is of huge importance, so whether you are looking for your first fly fishing shirt or are just needing another to add to the wardrobe, I will go through what I think are the best fly fishing shirts on the market today.

best kids fishing waders

Best Kids Fishing Waders

Finding a pair of youth waders for your kid is not easy. The big fishing brands don’t do much in the youth market. You have to look elsewhere to fishing brands you don’t know or don’t trust for kids waders, making the decision even harder.

best womens wading boots

Best Women’s Wading Boots

Wading boots are a must-have bit of gear when it comes to fly fishing. They give you all the support your foot and ankle need to make your way over slippery and loose terrains so that you can get to that next pool and find that trophy trout.

loop fly rods reviews

Loop Fly Rod Reviews

Today, in this Loop fly rod reviews, we are going to look closely at their series of rods, so you can pick the right option for your fly fishing needs. Join me as we run through each Loop fly rod review.

Should You Get A Practice Fly Rod

Should You Get A Practice Fly Rod?

In this post we will discuss what you need to know on practice rods. Thus answering a frequently asked questions of beginners and pros alike, ‘Should you get a practice fly rod?’ Read on to know more!

best fly fishing nets

Best Fly Fishing Nets

Do you carry a net when you fly fish? I never used to as I love the challenge of grabbing fish at the bank, plus I found carrying a net a bit cumbersome. If there is one thing I learned from not carrying a net for most of my 30 years in fly fishing, it’s that I should have.

fly fishing sunglasses

Best Fly Fishing Sunglasses

I’ve spent most of my years guiding on the flats or out in the deep sea of Seychelles and Kenya, and have done it wearing Costas, and all my fellow guides wear them too. They cut through glare, help you see fish, and come in almost every lens color and mirror you need.

how to fly fish for trout

How to Fly Fish for Trout

Almost all fly anglers, myself included, started off as beginners fly fishing for trout. Trout are by far, one of the most accessible species to fly fish for in the US and UK.

fly fishing basics

Fly Fishing Basics (Beginners Guide to Fly Fishing)

There is nothing quite like fly fishing and if you have decided to take it up as a hobby, you won’t regret it. There is no other sport out there that connects you with nature in such an integrated way and takes you to some of the most amazing environments on the planet.

best fly rods for salmon fishing

Best Fly Rod For Salmon Fishing

Join me as we take a look at some of the best fly rods for salmon fishing on the market. We’ll cover a few different brands and discuss all the details you need to know to pick the right fly rod for you.

best salmon flies

Best Salmon Flies

There is a lot to learn and get right to be successful in fly fishing and that goes for salmon fishing as well. You have to master your cast, learn how to read a river, get your drift right, fish at the right depth, and so on. Today we’ll discuss the best salmon flies!

salmon fly fishing

Salmon Fly Fishing

Steelhead and Salmon fly fishing is a little different from regular trout fishing and requires a different mindset, different gear, and different techniques, all of which we’ll discuss below. The great thing is you don’t have to travel too far away from home to find them.

best wading jacket

Best Wading Jacket

Join me as we take a good look at some of the best wading jackets on the market so you can always be warm and toasty out on the water.

rio outbound short review

Rio Outbound Short Review

In this review, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about the Rio Outbound Short fly line, discussing its pros and cons, and when it’s best to fish with it.

how to make a tapered leader

How To Make A Tapered Leader

Tapered leaders are a must when fly fishing. They aid your casting and fly presentation no end. Buying ready-made tapered leaders is an expensive game and it’s much more affordable to make your own, especially if you fish often.

making fly tying affordable

Making Fly Tying Affordable

This article isn’t going to change that myth, but if you follow our advice on when and where to buy fly tying supplies online or in a fly shop, then you should be able to make your fly patterns cost a little less.

world record smallmouth bass

World Record Smallmouth Bass

Anglers have pursued smallmouth bass for centuries. Although often overshadowed by their larger relative, the largemouth bass, they are among the most popular freshwater species to catch in the Northern United States.

best fly line for bass

Best Fly Line For Bass

If you’re going to go after bass on a fly rod, please take the best bass fly fishing line with you, as it’ll make your day go a lot smoother.

best wading socks

Best Wading Socks

Whether you’re wet wading in the summertime or walking through the river with your waders on in winter, having the best wading socks on your feet is really important.

best fly line reviews

Best Fly Line Reviews

We run through the best fly line for trout fishing. Also the best saltwater flyfishing line from 5wt lines and lower to lake lines. Here are five products you can choose from.

tips for trout fishing at night

Tips For Trout Fishing At Night

Ever thought about trout fishing at night? It’s one great way to catch those bigger brown trout that are often too cautious to be caught out during the day, plus it adds a whole new element, as fly fishing at night requires you to use your senses and trust your casting more than any other.

best 8 weight fly reels

Best 8 Weight Fly Reels

8 weight fly reels are great fly reels for targeting large trout, bass and for light to medium saltwater fly fishing. In this post we’ll share the best 8 weight fly reels and their features.

best 8 weight fly line

Best 8 Weight Fly Line

When you pick up an 8 weight fly rod, like your fast action NRX with a lovely cork handle, you’re after a special species like a bonefish or a small tarpon.

best 3 wt fly line

Best 3 Weight Fly Line

When you pick up your 3 weight fly rod you’re most likely heading out to have some fun and catch small fish in small waters like creeks and streams.

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 6 weight fly reels

Best 6 Weight Fly Reels

When in the market for the best 6wt fly fishing reel, there are a few things to consider. What species of fish are you going to be targeting with the reel is probably your question. While a 6wt reel is a very versatile reel it can be too heavy for your lighter applications.

best 5 weight fly reel

Best 5 Weight Fly Reels

Most often all other fly fishing gear is considered before the reel but this is sometimes the worst thing to do. Remember the reel that holds your line and you use to fight your bigger fish with. Below I will go through what I think are the best 5wt fly reels on the market today.

best fly lines for beginners

What Is the Best Kind of Fly Line for Beginners?

When you first start fly fishing it’s important that your gear is set up to give you the best chance of learning and catching fish. Often a new fly angler will dive in with the wrong setup and usually find using it a little frustrating, and it could put them off for years.

best saltwater fly line

Best Saltwater Fly Line

When fly fishing in saltwater, everything is heavier. The fish, the weather, the flies, and the pressure are all heavier than in any other form of fly fishing, so your fly line had better be heavy enough to keep up.

how to use tippet rings

How to Use Tippet Rings

In this post we’ll show you how to use tippet rings to improve your fly fishing set up. A tippet ring is a tiny o ring that you can add to your leader in order to provide a fixed location to tie from and stop losing leader over time!

Fly Fishing Leader and Tippet Explained

Fly Fishing Leader and Tippet Explained

The difference between leaders and tippets can often get lost in translation in the fly fishing world. Here we’re going to give you a complete overview and leave you with some great fly fishing leader recipes.

best dry fly rod

Best Dry Fly Rods

In this post we give you our top recommendations for the best dry fly rod in the market. We’ll go through each of the fly rod’s best features and also where to purchase them!

best fiberglass fly rods

Best Fiberglass Fly Rods

In this post we give you our top picks for the best fiberglass fly rods currently available. We included the best features of each fly rod and where to purchase them. Read on to know more.

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.

best-electric-fillet-knife

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.

TFO Mangrove Review

TFO Mangrove Review

Mangrove rod series is designed for fly fishermen who chase big fish. It is a fast actioned fly rod that can throw a long accurate line and has enough power to turn over some chunky flies.

Galvan-Torque-Review

Galvan Torque Review

In this post we’ll take a closer review at the Galvan Torque Fly Reel. As the first reel series to have the ‘Galvan torque‘ drag employed in it and this system is now the only system built in all of the Galvan fly reels.

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.

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