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Tip of the Week – Tie a Better Egg Pattern 

Tip of the Week – Tie a Better Egg Pattern 

This weeks tip provides some guidance on tying a better egg pattern. This time of the year, fish will be keying on eggs drifting downstream either from spawning brown trout or steelhead.  To take advantage of this, your fly box needs to be stocked with […]

Hook & Fly Base Layer Product Review

Hook & Fly Base Layer Product Review

I’ve been in the market for a new base layer that was both warm yet breathable.   Often times when I’m fishing in late Fall or early Winter, the temperature in the morning is frigid, but will warm up throughout the day.   My usual base layers […]

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week

This week’s tip involves setting your rod up before you even get in the water.   How often have you run line leader first through your guides only to get to the last eye and have the leader slip through your fingers and slide all the […]

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Here in Pennsylvania I’m fortunate to be able to fish year weather permitting. I have the privilege of targeting Great Lakes Steelhead until the creeks freeze over any number of the spring creeks available through the central and eastern part of the state. One thing […]

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week

Here at the Fly Fish Guy,  we are committed to sharing our experiences to help you become a better fly fisherman.  Each week, we’ll be posting a simple hack that will help take your fly fishing game to the next level. This week’s tip involves […]

Must Have Stocking Stuffers for your Fly Fisherman

Must Have Stocking Stuffers for your Fly Fisherman

Fishpond River Rat Beverage Holder – I have a few friends that just may enjoy drinking in the stream more than the fishing itself.  Well for those of you tired of stuffing beers in your vest or pack, Fishpond has come to the rescue.  Their […]

Summer fly fishing – warm water species you should be targeting

Summer fly fishing – warm water species you should be targeting

Photo: @chrisbfreshly Here on the East Coast come July, August and September the weather gets hot and the trout fishing shuts down in most areas. If you’re like me not being on the water for 3 months is excruciating. What I decided to do this […]

Summer fly fishing – How to beat the heat

Summer fly fishing – How to beat the heat

When the temperature goes up most people pack up their gear and wait for the calm cool of the Fall to get back out trout fishing. If you’re like me I just can’t wait that long. To help you out I put together few tips […]

Best Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

Best Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

For better or worse,  fly fishing requires a little more precision with your tackle than traditional bait or spin fishing.  You probably won’t notice poorly made gear much while your dragging a worm around on a hook,  but you will notice a difference when trying […]

Best Fly Patterns – Terrestrials

Best Fly Patterns – Terrestrials

What are the top terrestrial patterns from around the web?  The Fly Fish Guy has found the best impressionistic and confidence inspiring patterns for your viewing pleasure. # 1 – Unnamed Hopper by Fred Hannie This is truly an impressionistic pattern at its finest.  The […]