It was the year 1981 when I had my first fly fishing experiences with trout and chub. Things changed when I discovered (black) bass on the fly in 1984. I fell in love immediately.>>
Fly fishing carp has become increasingly popular since the species is found in many habitats. Rainer Ballin provides a step-by-step for one of the best carp flies.
Fishing pliers are one of the most important tools when hitting the water. They can remove a hook, cut a line or even the shank of a hook. Here is what you should look for.
Fly fishing sunglasses – one of the most important items when hitting the water. We share opinions on why you should invest in a good pair of polarized sunglasses.
Wading boots are like ski boots. You only know what’s possible once you’ve tried the best. Say hello to the Patagonia Danner Boots.
There are few things more important in fly fishing than strong knots. We show you how to tie five of the most important ones.
A small group of pacific northwest bamboo fly rod makers and collectors assemble each spring to inspect and cast bamboo fly rods.
Beaver ponds are an acquired taste. They are hard to find, hard to reach and hard to wade.
Over the years I have noticed that besides red and brown, neon pink or neon orange are the most successful colours in my flybox.
Forks is a scruffy town of 3,800 people named for three steelhead fly fishing rivers which join outside town: the Sol Duc, the Calawah and the Bogachiel.
Every time I walk into a fly shop I am magically attracted by the shelves of flies that are the backbone of a legitimate fly fishing store.
I own a 7 foot, 5 weight bamboo fly rod made by Anacortes, WA, rodmaker Tom Fulk. The rod is a lovely dark honey color with Tom’s characteristic red wrap scheme.
Optimised for use on light #6 to #7 rods, the body is made of a lot of lead to keep the sand eel fly pattern sinking to the ground.
A big fan of spey casts with two handed rods, I now got my first single handed fly line. I love it and here is why.
When I think of Bamboo rods I think of Denver, Colorado. I fly fish the northwest United States. Big rivers and windy lakes.
Fly fishing for predators like pike, perch or pike-perch has become increasingly popular. Rainer Ballin has been there from the beginning and shares his favourite pike flies.
Ken Middlemist is the last remaining fly dresser to be educated at the famous Hardy factory in Alnwick, England. He keeps tying flies, especially salmon flies until this day.
Spring is sea trout season – at least along the northern European coastlines of countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Germany. This simple pattern imitates a sea trout’s favorite food: shrimp.
Every fly fisherman has his own all-star trout flies for his fishing season. He won’t head to the river without those patterns in the box.