Gear & Equipment

Fly fishing line is different from other types of fishing line. The line weight carries the weightless fly to the water. That's why line weight & tapers are important.

You may find it confusing when choosing fly fishing hooks the first time. However, the type of fly hooks you use are very important. Here's what you need to know about fly hooks -- both freshwater hooks and saltwater hooks.

The saltwater flies you choose will depend on whether you're fishing offshore, in shallow-water flats/estuaries/mangrove jungles, or on the ocean floor.

While the bait vs fly debate continues... here's what you need to know about fly fishing bait and lures, specifically with regard to saltwater fishing.

Do you know the 2 main types of fly fishing flies?... Imitators and Attractors. Here's what you need to know, plus some of the most common types of flies are described.

The fly leader is the portion at the end of your fly line that's supposed to be invisible to the fish and will eventually be attached to a fly. Fly leaders are usually made of monofilament or fluorocarbon. Here's how to get the most from your fly fishing leaders.

Don't fall into the trap of buying unnecessary fly fishing equipment. There is some very specific fly fishing gear and tools that you will need to take with you fly fishing. Here are the basic items that you will want to carry in your fly fishing vest.

Many fly fishermen do not use a fly fishing net, despite the fact that landing percentages are higher when a net is used. Here are the many reasons to use a fishing net when you're fly fishing...

When you're out on the water enjoying a day of fly fishing, you need to be able to put your hands on your flies and other fishing tools quickly. A fly fishing vest helps you do just that! Here are some tips for choosing the best fly fishing vest for you. Psst... Did you know that a fishing vest with a lot of pockets is not necessarily the best?