Informative Articles, Travel Info, Gear & Equipment Reviews Online

HipWader.com has evolved into the “go to” site for fly fishers world wide. A vast database of related information for novice and professional fly fisher alike. Our fly fishing destination articles and river reports are perfect to help you plan your next fishing trip in Canada or the US. Add in a heaping dose of beautiful photography, gear reviews including fly rods, fly reels and a fly tying recipe library of patterns second to none!

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One of the fastest growing forums just got bigger! We have just added a fly tying forum that should be very helpful to answer questions you may have on material and techniques used in tying, with tiers from around the world. Submit your short stories and fly fishing reports or read what others have posted in our tailing loops articles from Canada and the US.Visit Forums

Online Fly Tying Patterns

Join Rob O’Reilly as he ties up some old, new and creative flies never seen before, until now! A repertoire of killer fly tying patterns, Instructions and recipes include nymphs, emergers, dry flies, streamers and poppers for brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, steelhead bass and other game fish. Learn how he does it and other secretes of the fly tying world!Go to the fly patterns

Fly Fishing Gear Reviews

We take a look at the latest Fly fishing gear, equipment, tying accessories, rods, reels and provide our input and feedback.See the gear

Fly Fishing Destinations

Great fishing trips articles with amazing photos take you where the fish are and help you plan your next trip!Learn More

Latest From The Blog

Brand New Site!

  • May 17th, 2014

Just a quick little write-up to let you know that things are changing around […]

Toronto Showing of The International Fly Fishing Film Festival

  • February 13th, 2013

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is excited to be screening in Toronto on March 7th at the Fox Theatre. From enormous trout in New Zealand to giant Sheefish in Alaska, the variety of films at this event are sure to peak the interest of all.

Fly Fishing and Travel Equipment Review Series – Reels

  • April 25th, 2011

Caddis on a reelFly reels are an interesting item. There are a lot of different opinions on how important a reel is. Some would say it just holds line so anything will do. Looking back, I started with a click and pawl Daiwa reel and managed to catch fish. I still own the reel but can’t imagine a circumstance where I’d actually use it. Suffice to say, I think the reel is a lot more important. If you’re dealing with fish that are large enough that you’re playing them on the reel then without a doubt the function of the reel is critical.

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