Fly Lines Leaders Tippets

There are different types of fly lines and their ratings can be confusing. Whereas most regular freshwater and saltwater anglers pick between fluorocarbon or monofilament that is rated in pounds breaking strength, fly lines are rated by "weight," for example, 6 weight. This number does not refer to breaking strength at all. It refers to the weight of the first 30 feet of line, in grains. Grains is a traditional measurement of weight, based on what an average grain of wheat weighs.

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Fly Fishing Rods

Fly Rods come in all different sizes depending on the type of fish you are after as well as the tactics you plan to deploy. Trout pose a reel problem when it comes to picking out the perfect fly rod, as they come in all sizes, and can be fished with many different tactics. So, unfortunately there is not one best fly rod for trout that will be superb for all trout situations. Fly rods weights are classified from the newer ultra-light '0' weight to powerful broom stick '14' weights. The best weight to choose depends on 4 factors: fly type, cast length, fishing location, and fish size. Choosing the perfect fly rod is not a simple decision. There are numerous brands, sizes and styles to choose form. Continue reading

Spring Striper Fishing 101

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The depth at which your crankbait will run depends on many factors, including line size, lure design and speed of retrieve.

One of the great challenges of striper fishing is that they use so much of a lakes real estate. Unlike most freshwater fish that are more inclined to relate to cover or structure, or even a particular depth, stripers might be almost anywhere, within a body of water. What striper fishermen have going for them, is that stripers are very mobile and very aggressive. Their movement increases the likelihood that they will find you even if you cannot find them. Continue reading

Lipless Crankbaits For Cold Water Bass

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Buzzbaits used for bass fishing are similar to spinnerbaits but are designed to be fished on top. Fish them right across logjams, submerged weeds, sparse grass, etc.

When your not sure where the bass are located in your lake during spring and you are searching for a bite, what’s the best lure to use? Simple, a lipless crankbait.

They call these noisy lures Traps after the original bait in this gene pool, the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap. Not a bad bait, considering these chattering, hard-throbbing artificial baits have a way of snaring unsuspecting bass. Continue reading