Everyone on staff at DUN Magazine is in love with Smallmouth. If you have not fished for Smallies on the fly, you should put this predator on your list.
The Stripping Guard
No doubt while shopping at your local fly shop, you've seen a stack of these.
There are round threads and flat threads. There are single and multi-strand threads. There are threads with texture and threads that stretch
Punta Gorda, Belize
Standing around your local fly shop and hearing all the amazing destinations to travel to is exciting, but can be frustrating if you have no idea where they are talking about. Here is a little help from us!
The Fly Reel
We've all been there. Standing in our local fly shop when the associate asks "What style of fly reel do you prefer?" For many freshwater fishing situations, the reel is mainly a line holder, but for hard fighting or big fish the reel becomes one of the most important pieces of equipment.
Spend any time around fly tiers and someone is bound to bring up the term bodkin or ask you if they can borrow yours. At that point, knowing what a bodkin is could be quite helpful.