Fearless Leaders: Simple DIY Saltwater Leader Formulas

For trout fishing, I buy tapered leaders. But for saltwater fishing in the Northeast, I’ve started tying my own leaders in the past year. Long tapered leaders make sense for many saltwater scenarios such as targeting redfish, bonefish, permit, and sight fishing for striped bass. But shorter hand tied leaders are perfectly fine for most

The Handmade Angler: Orvis-Endorsed Guide Jay Aylward

Follow Jay on Instagram @handmade_angler. Jay Aylward of The Handmade Angler is arguably the best all around freshwater fly fishing guide in Massachusetts. He is currently the only Orvis-Endorsed freshwater guide in the state. Not only does Jay offer wade and drift boat trips for trout, he also takes clients out for warm-water trips on