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Fly Fishing Expert Rylyn S.
  • Rylyn S.

    Hey There! My name is Rylyn Small. I am a High School Agriculture and FFA/Outdoor Teacher that teaches fly-fishing, angler education, hunter education, veterinary science, agricultural welding, and woodworking. I am also thankful to be the Coach for the EPHS Bass Fishing Team where we compete in the MLF, NYFA, and B.A.S.S. high school series so if you need any conventional fishing help, I am here for ya!

    My passion is fishing the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas. Anywhere from the small blue-ribbon trout spring creeks to the big "Freestone" floating rivers of Missouri. Missouri and Arkansas are so diverse and offer a plethora of rivers, streams, and tailwaters. Trout, Redfish, Gar, Bass, Carp, Crappie, you name it! If it swims, I am going to try to catch it on a fly rod.

    The most important "job" that I have is being a Youth Pastor at my local church where God called me to preach the gospel to the future generation. Faith, Family, and Fishing! That's my motto! You can call me Ry the Fly Guy!

    213 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryFly Fishing Expert
    Customers helped7,220
    Home townEast Prairie, MO
    Favorite drinkSWEET TEA!
    My QualificationHigh School Outdoor Educator
    BirthdayMay 22
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    Fly Fishing Expert Rylyn S.
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    Reviewer: Priscilla
    Rylyn was fantastic!
    He was absolutely wonderful to talk to and had wonderful recommendations that were with in my price point even though I got talked into a nicer rod by my friends (his opinion solidified my choice). He was quick to respond and you could tell he was extremely knowledgeable. He was willing to price match me with a larger retail chain. I would have tipped him more but I’m a broke Af college kid, I miss eating bomb ass fish so I might as well become self sufficient cause that’s what you do when your poor 😂
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 22, 2022
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    Reviewer: Jake S
    Super helpful, zero pushiness
    If you need info on fly fishing gear (and I’m guessing fishing gear in general) this guy knows his stuff. Was very helpful getting me all the things I need without forcing the highest price, or any, items on me. Absolutely will be reaching out to him again in the future.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 9, 2022
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    Reviewer: Patrick
    Rylyn is Awesome!
    Rylyn is attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful. He promptly responded to my inquires throughout the day and continued to send over his well written personal reviews of products and created bundle deals catered to my needs. When an issue arose with products not being available, he sent over the links I needed to get the products those products within a few minutes. If only every shopping experience was like this. Thanks again for lending your expertise and helping me find the top products I needed for my fly fishing trip at an affordable price.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 10, 2022
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    Reviewer: Laura
    Laura's experience with Rylyn
    Rylyn is extremely knowledgeable fly fishing and the best equipment to meet your trip and budget needs. He was very helpful and happy to answer all of my questions. I have gait issues and he recommended what appear to be very well built, comfortable wader boots. I look forward to breaking in my new equipment in preparation for our Arkansas trip!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 7, 2022
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    Reviewer: Sam
    Great Experience!
    Rylyn took the time I needed to talk through my options and answer my nerdy questions about the details of different fly rods. He wasn’t pushy about any opinions though, which isn’t always the case with other fly shops. The deals are unmatched, the service was great what more could you want!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 15, 2022
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    Reviewer: Aaron C
    Aaron C's experience with Rylyn
    Rylyn was FANTASTIC! to work with. He is very knowledgeable about products, field/water application, and all did an outstanding job finding the products that worked for me. It was because of his professionalism, positive attitude, quick response time, and ability to listen to my needs that this was a smooth transaction. A+ in my book! I look forward to doing business with you again.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 13, 2022
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    Reviewer: Christy (EP Ag Department)
    Rylyn has the expertise and knows fishing!
    Very friendly, super professional and not a pushy sales person. Directs you in the right path to what you need exactly. I felt like I’ve known him all my life and will be looking for him again on my next purchase.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 16, 2022
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    Reviewer: Connie
    Great Birthday Present
    Rylyn contacted me some months ago and I asked about waders for my husband. He kept in touch and contact me just before my husband's birthday. He provided three choices and I purchased one of them. Very easy and pleasant way to shop. Thanks Rylyn!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 27, 2022
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    Reviewer: Cindy
    Rylyn- knowledgeable and approachable
    If you are looking for a world class experience you can’t go wrong with Rylyn. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about helping the potential buyer without high pressure salesmanship. As I am a novice in the areas of hunting and fishing it is comforting to know there is someone available to help. Help me with my Christmas purchases.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 4, 2021
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    Reviewer: Randy
    Randy's experience with Rylyn
    Rylyn was awesome. If you get this gentleman he goes above and beyond. Got me a great deal on a combo. Was very in insightful of what I was looking for and the species of fish I was going after. Had a good sense of humor as well. His character is hard to come by these days and I greatly appreciate and enjoyed the conversations.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 16, 2021
    Rylyn S.
    5.0 from 213 reviews
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