Fly Fishing Muskie, Pike & Pickerel: Your Ultimate Guide


Unleash the Beast–Esox on the Fly! Fly fishing for pike, muskie, and pickerel are for some the pinnacle of the sport. They are aggressive, apex predator gamefish, and this makes them challenging but supremely rewarding fish to pursue with a fly rod. Here, we will take a close look at this dynamic species and how …

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World Record Rainbow Trout | Plus, USA Record & Runners Up


Something Almost Prehistoric  I have noticed that amongst anglers in my state (Pennsylvania, PA), rainbow trout seem to sometimes be looked at through a different lens than eastern brook trout or german browns. The rainbow trout is PA’s most stocked fish, and if you’re catching a lot of them, much less trophy-sized ones, it is …

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Larger Than Life–The World Record Largemouth Bass

Record Largemouth Bass feature

A Search For, “The One” Despite my predilection for fly fishing, I do still appreciate a good pond hopping session in search of largemouth bass. The appeal of pursuing these fish is recognized the world over, and during the course of this article, I’ve been able to see monstrous specimens of bass pulled from all …

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Best Fly Tying Magnifying Glass (Top 9, 2023)

Raweao Magnifying lamp

A Little Insight Fly tying is delicate, intricate work, whether you’re tying streamers or midges. For those flies that are true to life, and of similar size to the bugs they are imitating, tying them can be a migraine-inducing endeavor. Using some type of magnifying glass can greatly reduce the inevitable strain on your eyes …

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Best Salmon Fly Rods | Buyer’s Guide (2023)

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A Tool to Tame Bigger Beasts Roughly 155 miles from my home waters in Central PA is Lake Erie. I have friends and family that return there every year, like clockwork, in search of salmon. In today’s review, I will be looking at the best fly rods for salmon and breaking down the characteristics that …

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World Record Brown Trout + USA And Runners Up (The Biggies)


Straight Up Giant! When I began replacing my ultralight spinning rod with a fiberglass two-piece fly rod, I was (and still often am) astounded at the quality and duration of the fight that even small fish provided. Fish that were at best a distraction from the aggressive, heavy brown trout I target, and at worst, …

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Best Streamers For Trout | Proven To Catch More Fish (Top 9)


Swing, Strip, Set! A streamer is a type of subsurface fly that is meant to be fished on the retrieve and most often imitates larger trout forage like baitfish, crayfish, tadpoles, and larger insects. The retrieve is what imparts these flies with an erratic, wounded, or fleeing action, often enticing trout to suddenly and quite …

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