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Best Fly Fishing Sunglasses

As anglers, we are presented with countless options when it comes to choosing sunglasses. The sunglasses that work best in some scenarios like trout fishing will vary from those that excel in saltwater fly fishing environments. We’ll take a look at some of the performance benefits that different color lens can provide in various scenarios along with some of our favorite models.  Polarized sunglasses are… Read More »Best Fly Fishing Sunglasses

Tailwater Tales: Your Guide to Exploring the Blue River

In collaboration with Colorado Tourism and their “Care for Colorado” initiative, we set out to explore some of the most well known and widely admired tailwaters of the great state of Colorado. While on this adventure, we met with local fly shops and guides to have them show us exactly what makes their home waters so special, and more importantly, why they’re worth exploring and protecting. Along… Read More »Tailwater Tales: Your Guide to Exploring the Blue River

Behind the Brand: O’Pros

In this installment of our “Behind the Brand” series, we had a chance to sit down with David Jacobson, one of the founders and operators of Outdoor Professionals, or better known as O’pros Fly Fishing. Here, we had a chance to explore just what needs O’pros is trying to address in the fly-fishing space, and discuss the journey of a small business in the fly-fishing… Read More »Behind the Brand: O’Pros

FORGED TO FISH: Exploring the Obsession of a Species

IN THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION, ONE MUST EMBODY THEIR SURROUNDINGS. THROUGH DECADES OF PERSEVERANCE, PITFALLS, AND PEAKS; AN INDIVIDUAL BEGINS TO BUILD AN ETHEREAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR PURSUITS. AFTER ENOUGH BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS HAVE BEEN SHED, THE LINE BETWEEN ONE’S ENDEAVORS AND THE SENSE OF SELF FADES INTO AN INTANGIBLE MARGIN. There are those in the world of fly-fishing that embody this mantra to… Read More »FORGED TO FISH: Exploring the Obsession of a Species

How to Tie: The Parachute Poly Emerger

In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, SvendDiesel is here to show us how to tie the Parachute Poly Emerger fly. Learn About This Fly: Difficulty: Intermediate If you don’t know what an emerger is, you at least know what they look like. You’ve seen them everywhere: little flies that look like a weird mix between a dry and a nymph, almost always with… Read More »How to Tie: The Parachute Poly Emerger

How to Tie: The Belly Banger

In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, McFly Angler shows us how to tie the belly banger fly. Learn About This Fly: Difficulty: Moderate When it comes to warm water flies, the belly banger is about as good as it gets. Tied to loosely imitate a wandering sunfish, this fly is sure to be the favorite snack of any underwater beast daring enough to… Read More »How to Tie: The Belly Banger

Freestone Streams vs. Spring Creeks: What Are Trout Eating?

Fly fishing is a sport accompanied by many technicalities, water sources being one that is often overlooked. Imagine yourself, gathering your gear, tying flies, and heading to one of your favorite streams in search of feisty native brook trout. It’s one thing to just head to the stream and start fishing, but have you ever considered investigating what the trout are eating before grabbing your… Read More »Freestone Streams vs. Spring Creeks: What Are Trout Eating?

Costa Behind the Guides: Tom Enderlin

Meet Tom Enderlin, owner and head guide of Release Fly Travel in Costa Rica. Tom is also a professional photographer and writer specializing in adventure, nature, and conservation subjects. We are excited to add Tom to our ongoing blog series “Behind the Guides” presented by Costa Sunglasses. Image courtesy of @earlevans Flylords: Who is Tom Enderlin? Image courtesy of @mqcphoto Tom: I am a fly-fishing guide,… Read More »Costa Behind the Guides: Tom Enderlin