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Jun 5, 2023

The practical (and therapeutic) benefits of organizing your fly boxes

Well organized fly boxes make fishing easier, more efficient, and more effective. Disorganized boxes force you to waste valuable fishing time searching for flies.

May 8, 2023

The Best Fly Fishing (how-to) Books

A huge percentage of modern anglers seek knowledge about the sublime act of fooling a fish on a fly in the same place they turn for advice on clearing a clogged drain: YouTube, aka the media gutter. Before you assume we’re a bunch of snobs dumping on streaming videos and exalting snooty fishing words, look closely at this list of the Best Fly Fishing (how-to) Books ever.

Apr 21, 2023

Tarpon Are Even Cooler Than You Think

Bet you don't know as much about tarpon as you think you do. Sure, they're massive, hard-mouthed, voracious, frequent fliers that snap rods and wills—but they're also fascinating fish that have survived on this planet fifty times as long as humans. Learn a little bit more about silver kings.

Apr 10, 2023

If You Can Make Nachos, You Understand Layering

Do you like nachos? Of course, you do. Layering your clothes to fish in cold or wet weather is a lot like making nachos. If you can make nachos, you already know how to layer.

Apr 4, 2023

Merino—The Original Branded Textile

Why People Have Been into Merino for 500 Years

Mar 21, 2023

Why March Is Better Than August

By Miles Nolte  Most people seem to fetishize summer: warm, languid days dripping sweat and sunshine; nights like 70s...

Mar 14, 2023

The Eight Best (Mostly Fly) Fishing Stories Ever Written

Imagine your perfect fishing cabin. Maybe yours is full-on chinked logs, but not mine. Mine’s got a tin roof, pine s...

Mar 2, 2023

The Worst Pants to Wear Under Waders

No matter how good your waders are, you’ll only be as comfortable as the pants underneath. We have friends who still ...

Jan 26, 2023

Hell, You Could Wear Em’ to Dinner and Be Overdressed!

Sol Pants will not make you catch more or bigger fish. They won’t solve the hitch in your cast or the timing of your ...

Jan 10, 2023

The Eight Greatest Fly Fishing Films Ever Made

Fly fishing, a niche within a niche, a subculture within a subculture, inspires far more than its share of art, liter...

Dec 27, 2022

Best First Year Ever!

This time last year, Skwala didn’t exist. I mean, we knew—designing and building the best fly fishing apparel on the ...

Nov 21, 2022

Fall is For the Midwest

Many of the best anglers we know were spawned in the Upper Midwest. Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan incubate most ...
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