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Best Inflatable Pontoon Boats | Buyer’s Guide (2022)

Classic Accessories Colorado Pontoon Boat

Something for the Long Haul A pontoon boat can provide the committed angler with a watercraft that is extremely sturdy, dependable, and able to withstand tougher water conditions than your standard kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Here at Anchor Fly, I’ve reviewed a lot of different boats to fish from, but pontoon boats stand out from …

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Best 4 wt fly Reels | Buyer’s Guide (2022)

Hardy Ultralite MTX Fly Reel

A Matter of Function and Taste Nymphing (euro and otherwise) has continued to grow in popularity for fly fishers worldwide in the past decades, and for good reason.  Simply put, it’s deadly effective and can better your chances at an encounter with a fish when other methods aren’t working.  This review is about 4wt fly …

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Moonshine Rod Co. Fly Rod Reviews (2022)

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Shining Brightly Chances are you’ve heard of Moonshine Rod Co. They have an impressive social media presence, and I frequently see their home page in my ‘suggested’ section on more than one social media platform. There’s a lot of positive press around these rods, this company, and its business practices, and in this review, I’m …

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Frogg Toggs Waders Review | Buyer’s Guide (2022)

Old Reliable! Frogg Togg waders are the most reliable waders out there for the money, period! This company has done a better job than any to make a quality product that is affordable. I’ve worn plenty of different waders during my fly fishing endeavors, and I’m hard on them. Typically I’m the first one through …

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Best Fly Fishing Books, Our Top 12 Reviewed (2022)

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The snow and sleet is usually signal that it’s time to sit down at the vise and prepare boxes for the spring, patiently waiting for opening day and the trout that come with it. Personally, I will still occasionally return to the waters that are permitted for winter fishing, but I too use the winter …

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Fly Fishing For Winter Trout | Into The Cold

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Into the Cold Christmas music is already incessantly blaring from the local department stores in my small hometown, and has been since the day after Halloween. The water temperature of my local creeks and streams has been on a steady decline, and daylight is in short supply since the changing of the clocks. For most, …

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Tenkara Fishing For Beginners & Best Tenkara Rods (Buyer’s Guide, 2022)

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Fishing From Empty Sky It is my job to stay abreast of what’s current and interesting in the fly fishing world, and tenkara is gaining popularity, nationally and around the world. This simplistic and unique method of fishing has spread far past its country of origin (Japan) with the help of Daniel Ghalardo, the founder …

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Best Women’s Waders | Buyer’s Guide (2022)

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Finding a pair of waders in your budget that fit correctly, function correctly, and most importantly, last longer than one season, can be a frustrating and challenging endeavor for all of us. The women I’ve fished and camped with, however, have expressed particular difficulty in finding a pair of waders that are equal parts comfortable …

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Blind Luck: A Story of Friendship and Fishing

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My Introduction to Bing Smith III I first met Bing (yes, like Bing Crosby) when I started working as a line cook at Lock Haven University. I jumped on the line during dinner, and it was hectic and busy. Management was training me on the job, and as my boss was manning the grill, he …

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