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that pays

for itself

Flylab membership provides access to our online community, exclusive content and partner discount program.

For anglers serious about building their knowledge, gearing up for the season and discovering travel opportunities, the Flylab membership was created to be an indispensable value and resource.


Become part of the Flylab community and expand your network. Join conversations about gear, skills and the expert insights that make fly anglers great.


You’ll have access to exclusive Flylab content–lists (year-end, top ten, category-specific), product guides, featured partner deals and our community discussions.


The partner discount program was created to save on gear, travel and outfitting–access to our curated network allows a Flylab membership to pay for itself almost immediately.


We made it simple and cost effective. Flylab memberships cost $10/month = $120/year. Once you add up the value and savings, we think it’s a no-brainer.


Become a flylab member

Membership plan
For anglers serious about building their fly-fishing knowledge and skills
$10/month = $120/year
Exclusive membership benefits
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Online community: access to product discussions, expert advice, fishing tips, news, networking opportunities and the rest of Flylab’s gated content.
To agree to Flylab legal compliance.
Partner discount program: discover product and service benefits with our curated fly-fishing providers. Fly shops, outfitters, destination travel and outdoor brands, who provide unique, members-only consumer opportunities.
To agree to Flylab legal compliance.
Expert opinion: we have over 70 years of combined industry, media and on-river experience and evaluate more products than anyone in the fly-fishing category. Our community forums will be packed with credible and candid insights.
To agree to Flylab legal compliance.
In-depth product analysis: our experts have the knowledge and experience to compare, analyze and rank products in their niche categories. If there’s consensus, or variance, in our expert opinions, we’ll tell you.
To agree to Flylab legal compliance.
Members-only content: product rollouts, newsworthy buzz, personalities behind the brands, lists, product guides and more.

See what people are saying about flylab

Angler fighting fish
Editor, The Drake

“Here’s why you should care about Flylab: Their gear reviews aren’t just longer; they’re more interesting, more in-depth and more revealing than you’ll find elsewhere.”

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Conway Bowman Guides & Outfitters

“I’ve been around the fly-fishing world for nearly 30 years, and I’ve made many long-lasting and meaningful friendships with a handful of very good people. Part of this group have created Flylab, an unfiltered resource for everyday anglers…”

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Owner, RIGS Fly Shop

“As a woman owner in a sea of men, I have encountered it all, and I love the idea of making fly fishing more artful and respectful–that what I ask of our staff and guides would pervade the industry and humans in general.”

Ocean with splash.
Flylab Member

“I wish you guys lots of luck with this venture–I’ve found it interesting and informative. Now, I’m thinking of throwing flies at mako sharks thanks to Flylab.”

Trout in river.
Artist & Fly Angler

“It’s good to know we’ve got some wise and experienced minds surveying the fly-fishing landscape and sharing insights, unbiased reviews and thoughts on how we might navigate the present state and future.”

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Public Relations, Simms

“The reviews feel so honest, I was kind of nervous reading them, and in my mind, that’s the way I should feel. Kudos to the Flylab crew. Nice to see honest experiences with fishing gear.”

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Fishing Start-up

“Love what you guys are doing with the product reviews–honest, informative, humorous, with an easy layout for readers to consume. Can’t wait to see how Flylab evolves.”

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Fishing Show Consumer

“You don’t take any ad money from endemic brands? You partner with the best fly shops to get us the gear with discounts? For about $100 a year? What’s the catch?” There isn’t any, Rachel.

Man tangled in fly line.
Flylab Member

“Brilliant idea–consumers need a reputable way to evaluate fly-fishing service providers, and the discount model is a no-brainer. Get a new fly rod and the membership basically pays for itself.”

Brown trout underwater.
Flylab Member

“I love your objectivity. So many fly-fishing reviews are manufacturer reps, shops reliant on manufacturers, or social media influencers trying to get free stuff. Finally, some consumer content I can trust.”

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Flylab Member

“Companies are underestimating their consumers. They don’t think we’ll use their gear when it’s five degrees. They don’t think we’ll walk ten miles in their boots. Your reviews are built for today’s anglers.”

Man and woman standing next to river.

“I can’t tell you guys how badly unbiased gear reviews are needed. It feels like there are almost no legitimate reviews outside of the rod shoot-outs. Awesome solution.”

Two men walking through bushes.

“I can see a huge need for objective fly-fishing reviews, rather than another place for what amounts to an ad. I hope you guys are willing to publish the negatives. When I see those reviews, I’ll know you’re serious.”

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“Flylab should be game-changer for anglers and help them shop smarter. We're a 100% behind your mission.”