Best Online Fly Shops

Let’s face it: we live in a digital age. No more are the days of combing through aisle after aisle in box stores and convenience marts; now these goods are available to us with the click of a button. Like any other consumer category, fly fishing is no different. In some ways, this transition toContinue reading “Best Online Fly Shops”

Orvis Clearwater Fly Line Review

Typically when I write a review, I am doing so to promote a product that I have benefitted from. These items are ones that I have been pleased with, and am spreading the word about to hopefully help fellow anglers. In this case, however, I am writing to dissuade others from purchasing a product IContinue reading “Orvis Clearwater Fly Line Review”

Fishing, Simplified

For years, I assumed fishing had to be hard-core. Each trip I took included a minimum of two rods, and my backpack was always loaded to the brim with every bait and lure I owned. Sure, I enjoyed the excitement of feeling like a professional angler on a mission to catch the biggest and baddestContinue reading “Fishing, Simplified”

Two Gates and a Gravel Road Pt. 2

This is the second post in a two-part series about an incredible trip my grandfather and I took to western Maine for conservation and fishing earlier in August. If you haven’t read the first part, give it a quick look before returning to this post. In case you forgot what happened during the beginning ofContinue reading “Two Gates and a Gravel Road Pt. 2”

Two Gates and a Gravel Road (Part One)

I originally planned to write this post about preparing for a trip. Then I got lazy, and the trip I was preparing for came and went. Thanks to some careful preparations that I will likely share at a later date, this trip was perfect. When I say perfect, I truly mean it. Other than byContinue reading “Two Gates and a Gravel Road (Part One)”

Adventures in Teaching Fishing Pt. 2

Last fall, I wrote about the joys of teaching someone how to fly fish after helping my friend catch his first ever trout on a fly rod. Little did I know that I would spend the next summer taking kids out on fishing adventures to teach them the in’s-and-out’s of our wonderful, yet somewhat confusing,Continue reading “Adventures in Teaching Fishing Pt. 2”

A Lifetime of Passion

After many years of saving, I finally sent in the $900 check for my Maine out-of-state lifetime fishing license last week. This license means a lot to me, especially since it’s a lifelong commitment to the sport I love. While I was saving for the most expensive purchase I’ve made to date, I learned aContinue reading “A Lifetime of Passion”

After a Hiatus …

Last week was my first full week away from fishing in nearly two years (you could say it was a little bit of a shock to my system). You may have noticed the absence of a post on Monday-frankly, it was because I had nothing to write about. Being away at camp taught me twoContinue reading “After a Hiatus …”

Maine Fly Fishing Summer Showcase 2021

The first ever Maine Fly Fishing Summer Showcase is a wrap! What an amazing time it was checking out the 20+ vendors that made their way from all over Maine and beyond! It was amazing to see so many influential people from one of the greatest fly fishing states in the country all in oneContinue reading “Maine Fly Fishing Summer Showcase 2021”

Fish are in Hot Water (Literally)

As I’m writing this, I’ve sweat through just about every part of my shirt in the 100-degree heat. It’s no secret it’s been hot, and it isn’t just at my house; across the US, people have had to deal with well above-average temperatures this summer. Last year ranked as one of the hottest summers onContinue reading “Fish are in Hot Water (Literally)”