Life has an amazing way of working itself out for the better. The last article I wrote was almost a year ago but so much has changed. What has not changed is my love of fly fishing!
Little did I know that fly fishing would be my rock when my fiancé broke up with me for the last time in December. He had told me on multiple occasions that I needed to go out and do more things by myself as I was too dependent on him for my happiness (not sure that was entirely accurate). This may have been the reason that I jumped 100% into fly fishing as Nati, the Goldendoodle and I could do it by ourselves. Leaving him to sit on the couch being introverted.
It took that moment in December to realize just how lucky I had been to stumble into an amazing community. Continue reading “The Fly Fishing Obsession: Part 2”
5 out of 5 Stars! “Everyone Should Have One!”
Congratulations to Steven from Maryland! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of January 22 – January 28th, 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new O’Pros Dragonfly Belt Clip Rod Holder
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4 out of 5 stars! “Helpful little tool”
Congrats to Scott McMahon from Colorado! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Oct 10th – Oct 16th, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Fly Snare Hook Holders!
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Fishing is one of the great American pastimes as a poll has revealed that as many as 33 million people aged 16 or older participate in the activity. Recreational fishing ranks even higher than playing basketball, soccer, softball or bowling, and more Americans fish than play golf and tennis combined. Apart from the satisfaction of catching your own fish, fly fishing has many health benefits, and it also has been shown to improve one’s quality of life. If you’ve never tried fly fishing before, you may want to try it out sometime to see how it can impact your entire well-being. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Fly Fishing is Good For You”
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”
5 out of 5 stars! “Simple and holds everything!”
Congrats to Joe Cummings from Tennessee! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Sept. 26th – Oct 2nd, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Patagonia Fly Fishing Vest Front Sling!
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Four nights and four rivers. That was the plan. My Dad and I were going to head out on our Harleys, with all our fishing gear, and take a tour of Colorado rivers. Since it was the middle of July, we knew we’d hit a little a rain, but we ended up riding through a lot more than we bargained for. The first day was going to be the longest day of riding. We left Denver at a decent time, and the plan was to try and outrun the rain, making it over Wolf Creek Pass while it was still dry.
Half the fun for the trip though, started long before we ever left. After we had decided where and when we were going, there was still the pretty big task of trying to figure out how to fit everything for a trip like that on a motorcycle. There were a few fishing things that were a must; waders, boots, 7 piece rod to fit in the saddlebags (and a Tenkara rod for good measure since they don’t take up any space), and my new Patagonia Stealth Atom Sling Pack. Of course, there were also some motorcycle things that were a must; a cover, helmet, jacket, gloves, chaps, and enough clothes that I wouldn’t be able to smell myself too much on the last day while heading down the road at 80 mph. Continue reading “Four Nights Four Rivers”