Build Your Own Fly Rod: DIY Video 6

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Our DIY fly rod is getting close to finished. Perfectly fitted reel seat hardware is an absolute must for a quality build. In this weeks video Matt Draft, of Proof Fly Fishing, shows us how the pros fit and secure a reel seat with precision. Follow...



Build Your Own Fly Rod: DIY Video 5

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Matt Draft of Proof Fly Fishing is back for episode 5 of our DIY fly rod build. In this episode Matt will go over the techniques for mixing thread finish for a perfect finish on your wraps. He’ll show you how to prep the wraps and...



Build Your Own Fly Rod: DIY Video 4

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It’s rod building time with Matt Draft of Proof Fly Fishing. In this installment, video 4, Matt will cover wrapping the ferrules, stripping guide and hook keeper. In addition to the basics Matt will share some pro tips for the trickier steps in the process. Our...



Blow Up Bobbers

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By Justin Pickett Not too long ago I received a phone call from a good friend of mine asking if I could help with a guide trip for a handful of folks who were on the books. It was a group of five anglers, and the...



The Orvis Helios 3 F and D

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Which Helios 3 fly rod is right for the saltwater angler? I have spent the last two weeks fly fishing for bonefish in the Bahamas. As you would expect, there were some beautiful days and some real howlers. In my rod quiver for the trip were...