Outfishers Blog

  • The Definitive Guide to Fly Fishing Trade-in Programs

    Fly rod trade-in programs are an excellent way for customers to upgrade their gear and stay up to date with the latest technology without having to pay full price.

    If you want to trade-in your used fly fishing rod or reel, this guide will help you decide which fly shop trade-in program is best for you.

    We’ve collected all the important information about fly fishing trade-in programs and organized it here to help you decide which trade in program will accomplish your goals, whether that's a gear upgrade or to sell your used fly rod and reel for cash.

  • How to Sell Your Fly Rod

    How to Sell Your Fly Rod We've all got one. A fly rod that we bought a few years ago and now it's been sitting in the corner collecting dust. Maybe...
  • 7 Reasons Used Fly Rods Are As Good As New

    For decades, anyone that wanted to buy a fly rod went into their local fly shop and chose from the new selection in stock. Then along came the int...
  • The Best Kept Secret to Cleaning Your Fly Rod Cork

    If you’ve ever bought a new fly rod, you know how quickly the cork gets dirty and soiled. After only a few outings, the dirt, oil, and grime quickl...
  • The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Fly Fishing Gear

    When I was just a beginner in fly fishing, I remember the variety of gear and terminology used by experienced fly fishers was overwhelming.

    Tippet? Gravel guards? Midges? I had no idea what these things were and whether I needed them.

    Over time, I figured out what gear is important, and I've helped a lot of people get started in fly fishing.

    You can pick the right fly-fishing gear, save money, and learn how to fly fish. I'm going to show you how.

  • What is Fly Rod Weight and How to Use Our Fly Rod Weight Chart

    It's easy to understand why people get confused about fly rod weights. After all there are line weights, reel weights, rod weights, and fly sizes.

    When I take beginners fly fishing, I always get asked to explain fly rod weight.

    You don't need a college degree in fly rod engineering to get fly rod weights right.

    You do need a basic understanding of how these fly weights and sizes work together though so you can select the right fly fishing setup for yourself.

    Here I'm going to share some history of fly rod weights and how to choose the best fly rod weight for your fly fishing situation.

  • How to Buy a Used Fly Rod

    If you want to know how to buy a used fly rod, this is the spot for you. From eBay to Craigslist to Facebook Marketplace and of course, Outfishers, you'll find all the guidance you need to navigate the treacherous waters of used fly rods for sale.