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GDF EP 07 Capt Tim O’Rourke

Tim talks about what guest can expect while on a guided fishing trip with him and his crew. He mentions to us of all the great places that he guides from. Captain Tim tells us the about the albacore and striped bass season. He is also a certified sage elite pro staff and Tim shares with us what guests can expect in regards to using the newest sage gear setup while on a trip with him. He also shares with us the best and worst part of guiding.

10 Fly fishing Blogs You Need to Start Reading Now.

Ok so winter Fly fishing is slow for many, and only the brave are facing the elements of mother nature. For the herds of fly fishers sitting around awaiting the spring fishing season to resume in full swing, I have some great news for you all so put away the Instagram, put down the bobbin and listen up. 

We at the fly-Fishing Insider have complied a list of the 10 best blogs to not only cure your winter blues but keep you up to date on all your fly-fishing needs year-round. 

1. Moldy Chum.

Posts per week: 20 approximately. 

Website: Moldychum.com

Moldy Chum describes themselves as a grass roots Fly fishing brand, featuring articles on travel, conversation, fly fishing experiences and informational content, news related to the fly-fishing industry. If your looking for great content don’t let the name scare you off there is nothing moldy here just fresh vibrant content that once can consume all day, week, month and year long. 

2. The Fiberglass Manifesto.

Posts per week: 3 +

Website: the fiberglassmanifesto.com 

TFM features a great niche market about fiber glass fly rods. They recently evolved into articles and blogs about reels, artists, filmmakers, rods, conservation and trips.  Reading TFM you will be guaranteed to get your fill of fly-fishing content and will in no time become a fiberglass rod aficionado using the hashtag #glassisnotdead.

3. Hatch Magazine.

Posts per week: 2+ 

Website: hatchmag.com

Ok the guys at hatch magazine cover it all. From gear reviews, trips, conservation, politics, travel and destinations to industry news. So basically, if its fly fishing related its on hatch magazines website somewhere. I am personally a big fan of this both hatches content and style of blogs. 

4. Tail fly Fishing Magazine.

Posts per week: 1+ 

Website: Tailflyfishing.com 

Tail fly fishing mag is the “voice for saltwater fly fishing”. Alright so the team over at tail have such a great layout with in their articles on the site. The pictures are breath taking for all you visual readers out there. But most of all the content is simply top shelf with lots of back issues to keep you informed on fly fishing in the salt all year long, Period. 

5. Gink and Gasoline.

Posts per week. 2+

Website: ginkandgasoline.com

Gink and gasoline well theses guys have been around for many years now so paying respects is due. Buts that not the only reason to read, follow like and share theses guys. Its their consistency of delivering great content week after week. They cover everything you need related to travel trips and destinations and many cools stories. Oh, yea the theses two always have some of the coolest photo shots in fly fishing. 

6. Fly life Magazine.

Posts 5+

Website: Flylifemagazine.com

FLM heavily focuses on costal saltwater fishing in Florida, Bahamas and Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Theses guys feature both travel and destination articles, instructional videos and blog articles, how tos and tips also strong local Florida focuses on current industry and conservational events. So if your looking to up your saltwater game than start here first.

7. Post Fly the Wade.

Post per week: 2+

Website: postflybox.com

Ok post fly box the wade, I must admit I was confused at first but like all things new I got used to it and more I dug around the site week after week, the more I found the content hits a homer. Theses guys have amazing content from current to dating back to 2014. They cover everything fly fishing including reviews on there own cool products, which is ok with me their products deliver. 

8. Fly Fish Food. 

Post per week: 1+ 

Website: flyfishfood.com 

Fly fish food is a full-service website and blog. They are focused towards the fly tyer, and most like 99% of the content is fly tying related. Cool right. Well here you will find feature videos, content on patterns and materials you guess it for fly tying. Ok so guilty ever time I visit this site I get lost in the fly-tying rabbit hole for hours. So, if you have like 3 days to kill click here. 

9. Fly Craft Angling Adventures. 

Post per week: 5 

Website: Flycraftanglingadventures.com 

FCA hits home for me as most of my personal fishing is done on still water. And the guys behind this blog and all its entities are the kings of still water. This blog offers, knowledge of gear, entomients AKA bugs, tips lots of tips, and of course how tos. The content is fresh and exciting. If your trying to level up your Stillwater game than this blog site has it all. And most of all it covers in great detail chromnimid fishing a personal favorite of mine. 

10. The Fly-Fishing Insider.

Posts per week: 1+

Website: flyfishinginsiderpodcast.com

Fly fishing Insider Podcast and reviews ok we added ourselves to the list, but that’s because we cover fly fishing industry leaders, brands and news. We feature gear reviews, hot and trending topics all brought to you in a fun and entering approach, cause that’s who we are fun and entering. All kidding aside we cover so much content either on our podcast, you tube channel or blog platforms. So, if looking for the most Fly-fishing content you can cram into your brain than follow us on our many platforms. 

Yes, I am sure that I left out or forgot a few others, but this is our top ten list and well there is only ten spots out of the hundreds of fly-fishing blogs on this planet. I can honestly say this tho if you find a blogger who’s content really resonates with you and you get what you need from it then mission accomplished.  

Fishing for a day at Stoney Lake Lodge, BC.

Ask any BC, Stillwater fly angler if they have ever heard of Stoney lake lodge. And more than likely their answer will probably be YES. Ahh the famous Douglas lake ranch luxury fly fishing resort, Stoney lake lodge. The lodge is dream to most Stillwater anglers either a dream destination for those who are outside of the province and dream fishery for those who are so close.
Well this doesn’t always have to be so out of reach to many as Stoney lake lodge is a stone throw away from Kamloops and Kelowna, BC. So close that the Fly-Fishing Insider reached out to the awesome crew up at the lodge and asked them if we could spend the day fishing on the lake. They were very happy to oblige.
Kyle Jones the manager at Stoney Lake lodge invited me up for the day to not only fish but explore and see everything that this property can offer its guests. Naturally I Jumped at this opportunity. I knew the weather would be very sketchy so I packed accordingly after all what fly fisher would not go to this place.


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EP 27 Matt Smythe of AFFTA, talks about IFTD the decision to stand alone & #D4BB what you need to know.

In this Episode we speak with Matt Smyth the membership manager of AFFTA. Matt talks about what AFFTA is in the fly fishing world and why it is important to all of us fly fishers.

Matt shares what the many many many shared focuses are that AFFTA has with its different members. We learn the reason why Colorado was chosen for the IFTD and all that goes into this show to make sure its a success for everyone.

Matt opens up about what we can expect this year at the show with the new platforms and seminars offered to visitors.

Matt also mentions to us that anyone going who has yet to register you might want to jump on it. As spots and rooms are filling up fast.

Matt talks about AFFTAs newest passion project the #D4BB or day for bristol bay, and the many retailers who are getting behind the great cause to raise much needed funds for the front line workers who are going head to head with the mining companies in order to protect this land.

EP 10 Rock Treads

In this episode the Fly-Fishing Insider Podcast speaks with Forest Rogers CEO and owner of Rock Treads Company.

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