Author Archives : Sam

Picking the Right Fly

The first step in picking the right fly, is having it in your fly box. There’s nothing more frustrating than watching a 20″+ brute rising to a hatch, only to find out you don’t have the right fly in your box. Luckily we can help with the Match the Hatch subscription. We will send you […]

Spring Dry Fly Action

The temperature is rising and the bugs (and trout) are starting to get active. Spring is one of the best times of the year for fly fishermen. For most of the country, trout are moving out of “winter lockjaw” and into spring feeding mode. While you can certainly catch trout over winter (assuming you are […]

Choosing a Rod

Choosing your first fly rod can be a daunting task. There are so many variables, materials, and price points. It can actually be one of the biggest barriers to new anglers. We’ve discussed choosing lines and leaders in the past, so it’s time for a post about picking a rod. There are a couple of […]

Fall Run Brown Trout

Fall is a wonderful time of year. The temperature has dipped to chilly but bearable levels, the leaves are turning, college football has started, and the brown trout fishing is phenomenal. Most people are aware of steelhead and salmon runs, but you probably didn’t know brown trout make a fall spawning run as well. Large […]

The How and Why of the Strip Strike-Capt Dave Edens 1

This post is originally from Captain Dave Eden’s site Fly Cast Charters. Check it out for more saltwater fly fishing tips and techniques or to schedule a trip. Be sure to follow our Saltwater Facebook Page for future updates regarding our Saltwater Subscription. The How and Why of the Strip Strike Early in January, I […]

Reader Questions: Leader and tippet

Leaders and tippet tend to be the most intimidating part of your set-up, and even the most experienced anglers spend time researching to improve their leaders/tippet. It can make a huge difference in your ability to cast, drift, mend, detect strikes, and land fish. We received a question on Facebook regarding leader and tippet length, […]

Why is the Woolly Booger so great? 3

It could well be argued that no fly patterns has accounted for more fish than the woolly booger. It enjoys a cult like following among fly fisherman, and even some spin fishermen, and has inspired more spin-offs than a 1970’s hit sitcom. Many beginners ask, why is the woolly booger so popular? Some would say […]

Fish Without Water?

August can be a difficult month for fly fishing, especially in hot climates. As water levels drop and temperatures rise, trout become more and more difficult to find and catch. Here in Georgia, August is without a doubt the worst month for trout fishing. Even the coldest winter months produce better fishing. But being a […]

Beginners Guide to Fly Line 5

Fly fishermen obsess over gear. Rods, reels, nets, boots, waders, vest, chest packs, sling packs, glasses, nippers, forceps…well you get the point. All of those things are important on some level, but if you don’t maintain a solid connection with the fish it is all moot. When the rubber meets the road, your line is […]

Fly Fishing Heaven

While fly fishermen have greatly expanded the scope of their angling pursuits over the past decade, from bass, striper, redfish, carp, and gar, there is little doubt that trout still represent the crown jewel for most fly fishermen. One surprising quarry might challenge trout as the most targeted fish for fly anglers: the bluegill. Bluegill, […]