If you’re new to the Deneki Blog, maybe you heard about us through a friend or found our site during a search because you’re interested in fly fishing. We want to say, ‘welcome’ and we hope our content is helpful on your journey to new fly fishing pursuits. All of the members of our team are passionate about fly fishing and it’s been the mission of the blog to share our experiences out on the water, the tips we learn through application, offer fly tying tutorials, cover topics, and news about the fly fishing industry, gear reviews and well yes… talk a bit about our lodges. Can you blame us? But at the end of the day, the real goal is to promote a sport that you can do for almost the entire span of your life, go fly fishing. Today we’re sharing the different parts of the blog so that it might help you better navigate the site.
The blog has been producing fly fishing articles since 2008, with roughly four to five new articles published each week. And so during that time, we have accumulated a ton of content. Yes, the majority of the fishing tips and content you’ll find here are about the species and fisheries where we operate our lodges. To help organize this endeavor, we store our articles in a few places that can easily be found at the bottom of the Deneki Outdoors main page and to the right side of our Deneki Blog.
All About Spey Fishing – is where you’ll find all of our articles on Spey rods, reels, lines, flies, casting tips, and techniques. We’ve been chasing large anadromous fish with Spey rods for a long time (Alaska West since 1997) but in the last several years, the fantastic innovated folks in the industry have produced lighter Spey rods to target smaller species – trout Spey is a thing and it’s a ton of fun! And for the new enthusiasts looking to venture into the realm of Spey, look for our ‘expert rig’ articles – veterans of the sport have been kind enough over the years to share their recipe for rods, reels, lines, and flies.
All About Trout – trout happen and trout articles are a large part of our overall blog content. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere and you’re a fly angler, you know about trout. If you are brand new to fly fishing, you’re going to want to learn as much as you can about trout in your area. Trout(s) are an amazing freshwater species, at our Rapids Camp Lodge, we see them reach 8lb to 14lbs in the Fall. They are resilient, tenacious, spirited, sometimes smart, and excellent at hide and seek. Oh, and they are incredibly beautiful. Look in this section for trout tips, everything from gear, to what knots work well, how to get your fly down and should I be mending my line upstream or downstream. There is a lot here so take your time, soak it in and get into the game. Trout rock!
All About Bonefishing – very often we have the privilege of introducing freshwater fly anglers to saltwater flats fishing at Andros South, our lodge in the Bahamas. Fishing moving freshwater streams/rivers, versus a saltwater flat, in many regards is very different. It’s pretty much just a different ballgame. There are certainly lots of times when an angler can ‘sight fish’ for freshwater species but other times we are blind casting into swirls or under a fallen tree to try to get our fly to go where we ‘think’ the fish is. But when out on the flats, you need to train your eyes to see the fish or you can spend the entire day casting at dark objects on the sandy bottom. If you’re just getting into the saltwater game, all about bonefishing is a great resource to help get you started.
All About Gear – all of the gear and equipment reviews we write are stored here. Simple enough, right? We do our best to give our readers an honest review of the gear we come across and it’s not just always fly rods. If there’s a piece of equipment you’re interested in learning about, drop us a note and we’ll try and get our hands on it.
Best Posts – we track and record which articles have had the most comments and the most looks. Those are the articles you find here and that have stood the test of time to be very useful.
Our newsletter is delivered every Thursday. You can sign up here. On Mondays, we feature ‘The Deneki Chronicles’. With so much content stored away, we felt it was important to resurface relevant articles so that they don’t get forgotten.
Thank you very much for reading the blog, we’re always looking for comments and suggestions as we all love and have come to love this little life-long pursuit of fly fishing.
The Deneki Team
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