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The Fishing Library contains hundreds of articles covering nearly every aspect of angling imaginable. Whether you're a fly fishing guru, panfish fanatic, or searching for the next world-record bass, we've got the information you need to make the most of your time on the water.

The Fishing Library is categorized by target species and angling tactic. Click any of these broad topics and you'll find multiple articles on that subject, including basics, feature articles, product reviews, buying guides, tips and radio clips -- all focused on that particular species or fishing style!

Fly Fishing: Browsing ALL Buying Guides (ALL 25 ITEMS)

Finding the Right Rod Carrying System
Finding the Right Rod Carrying System (guide)
Rod totes, socks and storage systems help keep your prized possessions in one neat, safe and tidy package -- and all but eliminate the risk of scratches or breaks. Here is a guide that can help you choose the best for your situation.

Fly Tying Basics: Part 2 - Materials
Fly Tying Basics: Part 2 - Materials (guide)
Want to tie your own flies? Part two of this three-part series focuses on how to choose fly tying materials.

Fly Tying Basics: Part 1 - Tools
Fly Tying Basics: Part 1 - Tools (guide)
Want to tie your own flies? This three-part series intends to get you on the right track, starting with this introduction to the tools of the trade.

Flats Boats: Tips for Buying and Rigging
Flats Boats: Tips for Buying and Rigging (guide)
Skinny-water specialist Jan Maizler addresses some of the most important considerations related to choosing and outfitting a flats fishing boat.

Fishing Waders Buying Guide
Fishing Waders Buying Guide (guide)
The right waders keep you dry and comfortable, while an inappropriate pair can contribute to a miserable day in the water. Follow the tips in our fishing wader guide, and you'll stay high and dry all season long.

Choosing the Right Fly Line
Choosing the Right Fly Line (guide)
Fly-line design and coating technology has come a long way in recent years. This article will provide you with the basics for purchasing the right fly line for the kind of fish you want to pursue.

Choosing Fly-Fishing Leaders and Tippets
Choosing Fly-Fishing Leaders and Tippets (guide)
There are many things in the world of fly-fishing that aren't completely obvious, and leaders are one of them. This article will provide you with the basics for purchasing the right leader for the kind of fish you want to pursue.

Selecting a Fly Rod: Part II
Selecting a Fly Rod: Part II (guide)
The first installment of "Selecting a Fly Rod" covered the basics that one should consider when choosing their first fly rod. Part 2 discusses information relevant to anglers already comfortable with the basics.

Selecting a Fly Rod: Part I
Selecting a Fly Rod: Part I (guide)
The first installment of our two-part discussion on choosing a fly rod will focus on basic info that newcomers will find helpful when selecting their first fly rod. Part II will discuss information relevant to anglers already comfortable with the basics.

Fly Reel Buyer's Guide
Fly Reel Buyer's Guide (guide)
Having the proper reel affixed in the rod's reel seat can mean more fishing action — and less frustration.

Fishing Hook Buyer's Guide
Fishing Hook Buyer's Guide (guide)
Given the huge selection of hooks hanging in the terminal tackle isle, it's no wonder anglers have a hard time deciding which hook is best for each application. Here's some information on hook parts and types.

Fishing Net Buyer's Guide
Fishing Net Buyer's Guide (guide)
Nets help catch fish. Whether you're using one to land a trophy or working a seine to corral bait, nets are important fishing tools. This buyer's guide will overview the "ins and outs" of fishing nets to help you pick the best model for your needs.

Fishing Gift Guide
Fishing Gift Guide (guide)
Searching for gifts for your special angler? Check out these great gift ideas for folks who love to wet a line!

Marabou Feathers and Fly Tying
Marabou Feathers and Fly Tying (guide)
Marabou breathes and dances in the water, making it a very life-like material with which all tiers should become familiar.

Protecting Your Fly Rod
Protecting Your Fly Rod (guide)
Buying a quality fly rod is one of the biggest investments any angler will have in fly fishing -- so why not protect it?

Picking the Right Strike Indicator
Picking the Right Strike Indicator (guide)
If and when a fish does strike the fly, anglers sometimes cannot feel the take and end up losing the chance to hook the fish.

Choosing the Right Wading Jacket
Choosing the Right Wading Jacket (guide)
The advantage of a quality wading jacket is it ability to keep dry and comfortable.

Choosing Gear Bags and Tackle Boxes
Choosing Gear Bags and Tackle Boxes (guide)
Fly fishing tackle boxes can be broken down into a few different categories depending on what they will be storing.

Fly-Fishing Accessories
Fly-Fishing Accessories (guide)
Spend less time fumbling through your vest pockets and more time hauling in fish.

Fishing Clothing Buyer's Guide
Fishing Clothing Buyer's Guide (guide)
Fishing certainly doesn't have to be a fashion show, but the clothes you choose to wear have a direct impact on your comfort levels when on the water.

Wading Boots Buying Guide
Wading Boots Buying Guide (guide)
Purchasing new wading boots or shoes? Here are a few key considerations you should keep in mind.

Fly Tying Part I -- Equipment
Fly Tying Part I -- Equipment (guide)
Buying fly-tying equipment is different from buying other types of fly fishing equipment.

Fly Fishing Vests and Packs
Fly Fishing Vests and Packs (guide)
Getting the best quality vest possible will keep you happier and fishing longer.

Picking Polarized Sunglasses
Picking Polarized Sunglasses (guide)
Just as important as your favorite lure or high-tech reel, polarized sunglasses will help you to catch more fish -- plain and simple.

Choosing the Right Anchor
Choosing the Right Anchor (guide)
Follow this handy guide and become a boat anchor guru!


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