13 Habits of Highly Effective Anglers- Deneki Outdoors

The gang over at Deneki Outdoors have compiled some of their best tips on what makes an angler, “highly effective.”

Below are some of their top suggestions, but check out the full post, “13 Habits of Highly Effective Anglers,” and learn how you can sharpen your game and most importantly, have fun on the water.

Check your knots.  Every single time they tie a knot, effective anglers give it a good tug to make sure it’s strong and seated correctly.  Every time.  It is very unusual for a really good angler to ‘break one off’.

Keep your hooks sharp.  Almost any time they touch the fly, a great angler will check its point to make sure it’s sharp.  If it’s not, they’ll sharpen it or replace it.

Organize your gear.  It’s kind of obvious when you say it this way, but having the right gear for the situation, organized so you can find what you need, helps a lot.

For the complete list, visit, Deneki Outdoors.



Keeping gear clean and organized is crucial to being effective on the water. Photo courtesy of Bobby Jones.






Spey Nation 2016

Come Join Temple Fork Outfitters at Spey Nation 2016 in Salmon River, N.Y., on June 25.

Take part in this gathering of of anglers, manufacturers and two-handed rod enthusiasts.

This one-day event features casting, fishing and on the water presentations as well as many top manufacturers from the fishing industry.

TFO’s own Nick Conklin will lead off the day with an on the water presentation, starting at 9 a.m.

Nick will be presenting a basic overview of tackle, (rods, lines, reels and other tips).

For a full list of presenters and vendors, please visit, Spey Nation.



The Definitive Resource on Fly Casting

Looking to improve your fly casting and fishing game?

Having trouble figuring out that tailing loop?

Look no further, than what some have deemed the premier casting video ever to be assembled. TheCompleteCast-Cover-LowRes

The Complete Cast, is now available on the TFO Shopping cart and at local TFO Rods dealers.

This DVD features over 25 casts and techniques with In-depth instruction intended to improve your casting.

Over three hours of instruction from legendary fishermen Lefty Kreh and Ed Jaworowski will demonstrate, explain, and teach the elements common to all casts with a single-handed rod.

This Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Over 25 Casts & Techniques In-depth instruction of principles-based casting fundamentals
  • Helpful tips & techniques that are simple and easy to apply
  • Practice tutorials & exercises that improve your casting
  • Analysis of the tailing loop and how to remedy
  • Good for all skill levels
  • Over three hours of instruction

Two DVD set includes DVD and Blu-Ray disks.

Available now at, TFO Rods and your local TFO dealer.

Fleye Design: Techniques, Insights, Patterns

By TFO Rods

TFO Advisory Staff member Bob Popovics has a new book out, perfect for any fly fishing and tying fan.

In the twelve years since his landmark book Pop Fleyes, Bob Popovics has continued to develop new fly patterns and improve old favorites. His new book includes 36 step-by-step tying and technique tutorials, over 12 new patterns and numerous variations for every situation. It also features contributions from a new generation of fly tiers who have been influenced by his signature style.


FLEYE Design the new title out this year from TFO’s Bob Popovics. Photo courtesy of Amazon.com

Includes the Bucktail Deceiver, the Hollow Fleye, and other new patterns that have greatly influenced saltwater tying in the past ten years.

Improves on old favorites, including a full update for the Surf Candy.

Features contributions from well-known tiers such as Steve Farrar, Dave Skok, Johnny King, David Nelson, Paul Dixon, and Nick Curcione.

For more information on Fleye Design: Techniques, Insights, Patterns check out, Bob Popovics.