Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from Walters Fly Rods

Bourbon Santa wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas and hopes you hook into a good one this holiday season.  Thanks for everyone's continued support and business.   

Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tailing Redfish

Nothing gets the heart pumping more than this sight | South Carolina Redfish | Photo by: David Cannon

Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Matt Wilson | Northern Pike using the Cinder Creek 9' 8WT

Matt Wilson at it again, giving the Cinder Creek 9' 8WT fly rod a workout on this awesome Northern Pike

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Decisions on the Hooch

John Duisberg switching up flies on the Chattahoochee | Enjoy your weekend on the water

Friday, August 28, 2015

Spotting Redfish with Tide

Captain Elliot Hillock's dog, Tide, and I sharing the bow | Photo by: David Cannon

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wyoming Cutthroat

Budge Hunter with an excellent Cutthroat caught using his Walters Fly Rods 9' 5WT setup on a recent trip to Wyoming.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jeff Durniak Gar On The Fly

Photo by: Jimmy Harris

Jeff Durniak (North Georgia Region Fisheries Supervisor for the GA DNR) with a Gar on the fly on the Chattahoochee River.  

This truly shows how diverse the Chattahoochee River is.  This Gar was caught using the new 9' 8WT Cinder Creek fly rod.  

To read more about this catch and other interesting articles including local fishing reports on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Blog go to

Matt Walters

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Walters Fly Rods in Action

More Davidson River action.  Matt Wilson with a great Brown Trout caught on the Davidson River, NC with his Walters Fly Rods 9' 5WT Chattahoochee Rod.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

High Pressure On The Hooch

I guess there's a first for everything.  The fishing is getting rather competitive on the Chattahoochee......

Friday, May 8, 2015

Colorado Brown

Matt Wilson with a great Brown caught on his Walters Fly Rods setup while on a recent trip to Colorado

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Trout Unlimited Earth Day Fly Rod

I was recently contacted by the Cohutta Chapter of Trout Unlimited here in Georgia to build this customized Earth Day Fly Rod for Earth Share Georgia.  

Friday, April 10, 2015

Free Decal With Every Koozie Purchase

Pick up a Walters Fly Rods koozie on the website to keep your drink extra cold on the water and get a free decal with each koozie order. Click this link for Walters Fly Rods koozies

Friday, April 3, 2015

North Carolina Summer Rainbow

Photo by Ken Hardwick (Guide at Davidson River Outfitters | Brevard, NC)

Cheers to Warmer Weather and Longer Days!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Time Brown Trout

Matt Wilson with a great Brown Trout caught on the Chattahoochee using a Girdle Bug pattern he tied. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tying Instructions For The Electric Chicken Fly (Video)

By: Matt Walters
This pattern is the first saltwater fly I used and began tying years ago. I tied this pattern to mimic the standard tackle electric chicken. This is still my "go to" fly for sea trout and have had a lot of luck catching red fish with it too. 

Below is the step by step video guide of how to tie this fly yourself.


If the video above does not load please use the following link:  Electric Chicken Fly Tying Video

  • 2/0 Saltwater Hook
  • Red Dyed Bucktail 
  • Green EP Fibers
  • Pink EP Fibers
  • Crystal Flash
  • Large Bead Chain Eyes

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mother Nature's Sound Machine

by Matt Walters
There are many healing properties involved in outdoor activities, Fly Fishing being one of those.  In Fly Fishing I believe the water is the biggest influence in this.  Why do so many people rest by the side of a river or in the sand at the beach and just listen to the water rush over the rocks or the waves crashing into the sand for hours on end?  It is like Mother Nature’s sound machine. 

No wonder they make noise makers that artificially produce these sounds to replicate this in your home for use in getting a better night’s rest or to just unwind.  There is a true healing and soothing element to these noises that manufacturers have bottled up and added batteries to.

Time on the water involves more than just listening to the rhythmic white noise of the current; In fact most of our basic senses are in constant use. In my experience, this blocks out and moves us far away from outside and internal disturbances creating a completely care free bubble of peacefulness and fishiness.  The eyes are focused on line control, distances, and current all while attempting to locate signs of fish.   The nose smells the fresh air and cool mist that comes off the water.  To tie it all together, our hand eye coordination must produce precision casts, drifts, strips, and hook sets.  There is not much else we can think about while engulfed in the moment of this entire stimulus.    
Not all days have to take on this Zen like Karate Kid feeling mentioned above although even while I am out with buddies and just goofing off the days on the water can have profound effects on your mental state and relaxation.  I've found myself in many different fishing situations over the years and each serves its purpose in rejuvenation.  

A trip away from the ringing phones, deadlines, emails, responsibilities, troubles, worries, and ailments that you may be dealing with is a necessity for a healthy life.  While on the water your mind and thoughts are shifted to the present task at hand and the issues of the day melt away with each cast you make.  The connection to the water and what you are doing is the only thing that matters in that moment.  

Mind over matter is a very true statement and I believe if you can laugh, smile, and reflect while on the water that is the best healing one can receive.  I've often left the water with a fresh perspective on life and a positive outlook. 

So in short, keep on fishing its’ good for the soul and always remember water has more properties and functions than just for drinking.