Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange

Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange

Halloween is around the corner and it seems that everywhere you look you can’t escape the color orange. While changing leaves, pumpkin patches, and snack-sized peanut butter cups abound, for fly fisherman, the color orange presents a different appeal—one that triggers a ferocious take, the arching bend of the rod, and the screeching sound of line peeling from the reel. Everyone’s go-to fall color is universally appealing for both humans and fish alike.

As the weather cools and you hunker down in your fly tying cave before sneaking out for some pre-winter time on the water, it’s important to embrace orange and use it to your advantage. Here are four great ways to put a little more orange into your fly box. Continue reading “Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange”

Video: How to Tie the EP Micro Crab Fly

The EP Micro Crab is a perfect small crab pattern for bonefish, redfish and permit developed by Enrico Puglisi. It was designed to fool spooky fish in shallow water. The light weight beadchain eyes allow for the fly to land softly in skinny water.  The EP Micro Crab can be tied in several color variations: Tan, Olive and Rootbeer are the most popular color patterns, but Gray and Purple have also been known to catch fish! Have fun and take your time with this fly. Once tied and glued, the EP Micro Crab is really durable and will catch a ton of fish!

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

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5 Things You Need To Start Fly Fishing

Have you ever watched a video, heard a story or even just seen a picture of somebody who caught an enormous fish using a fly rod and thought to yourself, “I want to do that!”.

Typically after this thought comes; “What do I need to fly fish”? There are so many different types of fly fishing that it is easy to get blurry eyed when shopping for fly gear. Let’s talk basics. In my opinion there are five items (Categories) that you will need to think about obtaining when making the leap to fly fishing.

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1. Fly Rod and Reel

The first and most important is the fly rod and reel outfit. I bundle this all into one item, but really its two components. Continue reading “5 Things You Need To Start Fly Fishing”