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Simms Large Waypoint Sling Pack Review

Honestly, I have never been a fly fishing pack guy. I have had chest packs, hip packs, back packs and any most many other gear carrying device that has been conceived. Usually I just jam some tippet and boxes into my Guide Jacket or fishing shirt and call it good. This all changed when I Read more


Fly Fishing, UPF And Why It Matters

Angler holding a small bonefish in the bow of a boat.

Fly fishing has very few dangers. The occasional poke by a hook, slipping and falling into the river or a mosquito bite here or there seem to be the most common pitfalls the average angler experiences on the water. However; the most dangerous thing that is faced by fishermen on a daily basis is overhead Read more


Half Of A Fly Fishing Summer In Pictures

Fly fisherman looking at a summer sunset

Summer is a time of fleeting moments for all fly fishermen. The finite days of sun that define a season of dry flies, feeding fish and wet its course so rapidly that halfway through it is time to take stock. There have been tarpon and trout pursued in magical places. New fly rods and used Read more

man standing in the deschutes river fight a trout

Disagreements over what is the perfect rod for European nymphing, Czech nymphing or any type of advanced nymphing (whatever “advanced nymphing” is) have raged since anglers figured out that fish feed under the surface of the water 80% of the time. There have been literally hundreds of rods designed specifically for nymphing. Most have been Read more

A man wading in a small stream as he fly fishes for trout.

Everyone needs to take a breather from time to time, and fish are no different. Just as you might rest a moment during a long hike, fish take shelter from the quicker currents alongside midstream rocks. That’s why when you’re fly fishing, you need skill and technique to effectively present flies to fish that may be Read more


Proper Technique for Fighting Big Fish – A Primer How many times have you lost your footing or slipped your grip when reeling in a big fish? No one ever wants to tell the story about “the one that got away,” so it’s essential that you’re prepared with more than muscle alone — you’ve got Read more


As Stillwater Simplified continues to grow in popularity with anglers and non-anglers around the world we thought it would be a great idea to give our fans a list of our most read posts and other blogs. Fly fishing is a sport that has a myriad of different facets that draw people to it for Read more


  If only getting a nymph right in front of a trout’s nose was as simple as sinking it, right? Many fishermen claim to have fool-proof strategies for getting the fly down to the fish, but we all know that varied weights and water conditions affect where trout bite and how eager they are to Read more


Do you like reading about fly fishing? Does the latest gear or technique pique your interest? Have you given up trying to find out about the latest techniques, gear, destinations or stories on the interweb because of the jumble of useless information that has invaded the digital world? Me too! Unfortunately; the web is full of Read more

Woman and man holding a large Brown trout in an Icelandic river.

Simply touching these sumptuously crafted reels, most anglers can tell that they are cradling a reel like none other. Designed originally for pursuing Atlantic Salmon through the volcanic fjords of Iceland, the Einarsson Plus reels were soon being coveted by discerning fly fishermen throughout the world for other freshwater and saltwater species of fish. Now Read more

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