Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod

Review: Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod

    Outdoor Empire pick for best trout rod. The world of fly fishing gear is saturated with specialty items, especially when it comes to fly rods....
Photo of rod, reel, and fly of salt water setup.

The 5 Best Saltwater Fly Reels Of 2019: The Definitive Guide (In-Depth Reviews)

Saltwater fly fishing gear is among the stoutest, most bomb-proof fishing gear you can find — this is particularly true for saltwater fly reels. You...

The 10 Best Fly Reels Of 2019: The Definitive Guide (with In-Depth Reviews)

Many anglers consider a reel to be the least important component of their fly fishing gear. They’ll sing the praises of a high-quality rod or...
Fly fisherman holding fario trout

The 15 Best Fly Rods Reviewed & Tested ( 2019 Hands-on Guide )

When you're new to fly fishing, buying your first fly rod can be intimidating. Even if you're a veteran angler shopping for your twentieth rod,...
Orvis Mirage III Fly Reel

Review: Orvis Mirage III Fly Reel

Outdoor Empire top pick for trout fishing  The Orvis Mirage series of reels was initially developed to withstand the abuse of big-game saltwater fishing. After battle-testing...
Lamson Litespeed IV Fly Reel

Review: Lamson Litespeed Series IV Fly Reel

  A simple web search for the phrase “fly reel manufacturers” or our fly reel guide reveals that there are a lot of manufacturers, series,...

Review: Piscifun Sword 5/6 Fly Fishing Reel

Outdoor Empire top pick as affordable fly reel The Piscifun Sword fly reel is one of the best entry-level reels currently on the market. To...
fly fishing equipment and basket

Fly Line And All You Need To Know About It

  Without the proper fly line, a fly rod is practically useless. But when it is paired with a line that has the right weight...
Orvis Fly Leader

Fly Leaders Made Simple

  Fly fishing is all about stealth. If your fly lands on the water with only a hint of a ripple and drifts downstream free...
fly reel caught salmon

You Need To Know These 9 Fly Fishing Knots

    From reel to fly, knots are an integral part of any fly fishing rig. And while learning to tie knots well takes some practice...