Best Fly Fishing Wading Jackets 2018 – Comparison and Buyers Guide

Not all fly fishing is done from a boat or structure, not even from the bankside. More than often a need to get into the water where the target species lives is required. Fly fishing in the saltwater flats is a different scenario and one I hope to return to later but for this post I want to go into the requirements of wading in freshwater with a pair of waders and boots. For that we also then need to investigate fly fishing wading jackets to go with these waders. There are a few things to consider when looking at the best fly fishing wading jackets 2018 and below we have listed the main areas to think about when looking to buy. (more…)

Salmon Fly Fishing Presentation – slowing down or speeding up the fly?

On my previous post on mending the fly line to control speed I thought it necessary to include a post on the presentation of the fly when Salmon fishing. Salmon do not feed when in the river to spawn so a fly presented to them is more to annoy them into a reaction than them eating your lure whereas trout are there to feed and are usually hungry.

Having been a salmon angler for many years one of the main things I have picked up is you are always learning. On my travels it amazes me on how different fly anglers fish their flies. When I find anglers who are more experienced on their local rivers I will do my best to watch and learn as best I can on how they are fishing the pools. One thing that stands out is the best anglers out there know exactly how their salmon flies are fishing at any particular time.

There are a few factors to consider to know how a fly is fishing including the fly type, the leader material, the fly line style and density, cast distance, length of rod and how the line is mended and retrieved. These elements you can control another one you can not is the natural condition of the pool however with line presentation you can make some changes to the natural condition of the pool and fish it better.


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Orvis Clearwater Fly Combo Outfit Review – Create a Lifetime Experience

Orvis never goes out of style. This family company is at a par with trends in the fly fishing business and remains top of the list of other brands in the same business. Founded by Charles F. Orvis in 1856, this enthusiastic family took on research and begun engineering and selling fishing lines in 1971. Flourishing in business has seen Orvis open 11 outlet stores and hundreds of retail stores around the world with over 300 in the USA alone due to their impeccable products.

In this Orvis Clearwater Fly Combo Outfit review, the entire package beats all in quality and is affordable. The famous Helios technology is employed in engineering this super outfit that also contains the Orvis Clearwater floating fly line, Orvis Clearwater LA II fly reel, dracon backing, Cordura rode tube and tapered leader. Clearwater is very light in weight and its line control is exceptional. The 4-piece outfit has great features that make you an advanced fly angler in no time.Orvis Clearwater Combo ReviewClearwater Amazon Reviews and Price
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Waterworks-Lamson Guru Series II Fly Reel Review – A Lifetime Investment

Guru, a US machine producing company that began in 1996 has consistently been in the limelight due to its top-notch products – reels, rods and accessories. Exquisite and classy, the reels produced are relatively cheaper hence tops the affordability list.

Reels are highly unswerving and brag of broadness in terms of diameter rendering the spool slimmer. These aspects in turn make the reel’s entire weight lesser.

Geometrically, the spool is up to date to unveil the porting that leads to a drastic reduction in weight and skyrockets retrieve proportions. Line drying is boosted and fully fits in the equalizer. Advancement in technology has seen Guru emphasis on the reel’s structural steadiness by introducing a cross-section that is artistically curved.

Waterworks-Lamson Guru Series II Fly Reel tops the market when it comes to the fishing world and its technical aspect. The reception by the current market is positive and thousands of reels have been purchased until now.


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Okuma SLV Diecast Aluminum Fly Reel Review

Okuma SLV Diecast Aluminum Fly Fishing Reel Intro

The Okuma SLV Diecast Aluminum Fly Reel is made of stainless steel drag washers and a multi-disk cork. While in operation the roller bearing will cause drag in one direction. It is made with a durable precision machined brass bushing drive system.

It has a nice sleek Die-cast aluminum super large arbor spool design. It works smoothly with precision machined stainless steel spool shafts. The Okuma brand is one of the bestsellers on the market today and they deliver the best high-quality tackle to all types of anglers.

The Okuma SLV Diecast Aluminum Fly Reel is built with an alumilite die-cast aluminum frame. It also has a non-slip positive grip with rubberized handle knobs. This fly reel will make it very easy for you to change left to right-hand retrieval conversions.

It weighs just 5.5 oz which is still very light considering the price tag that comes with it. This fly reel has been ranked as a bestseller in the following categories: sporting, fitness, hunting, reels, fishing and fly fishing. If you are a professional fisherman, or just love to fly fish, then this is an excellent choice for you.

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