Fly Fishing

Learn fly fishing and you’ll be hooked for life.

There’s nothing quite like standing knee-deep in a secluded piece of pristine trout water to change a person’s perspective on life. Responsibilities are set aside. Worries are forgotten. And time has a way of standing still, if only for a few precious hours.

As America’s oldest active manufacturer of fly reels, the Martin® brand has introduced thousands of anglers to the sport since 1884 – offering classic reels, rods and prepackaged outfits that are as well-made as they are affordable. If you’re new to fly fishing, here are some tips to help you get started.

Choosing the right rod and reel.

A balanced system is vital to your fly fishing success, and choosing Martin® equipment is a great place to start. Your rod, reel, line, leader and tippet should be compatible for maximum casting performance and appropriate for the size fish you’re after. This is why the fly tackle industry follows a common standard for labeling products (5 wt., 6 wt., etc.).

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A whole different style of fishing.

Part of the appeal of fly fishing (besides the beautiful freshwater and saltwater locales frequented by fly anglers) is the challenge of it. There’s a pretty steep learning curve and just about everything about it is different from fishing with conventional tackle – the gear, the knots, the line, the way you cast, etc. So rather than go into all the details here, click below to explore this demanding, yet rewarding sport.

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