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!

    294 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryFly Fishing Expert
    Customers helped8,216
    Home townEast Prairie, MO
    Favorite drinkSWEET TEA!
    My QualificationHigh School Outdoor Educator
    BirthdayMay 22
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    Reviewer: steve
    Fast, knowledgeable, and very helpful.
    I'm an intermediate angler with little knowledge of equipment. Rylyn was very responsive to all my questions, even the ones I thought were stupid. Very open about what he does and how he is paid. I highly recommend him.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 27, 2024
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    Reviewer: Ethan S
    Good Dude
    Helped me with some valuable fly fishing knowledge that I lack coming from the conventional fishing world. Hooked me up with a good starter rod and even price matched it with another company. Will be coming back for a reel soon.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 18, 2024
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    Reviewer: Athis
    Great fly rod and line recommendations, with great price match deals!
    Rylyn found a sale for the Douglas Sky G rod and recommended it. He said that this was the best rod in the market and so I bought it. We paired it with monic Trout Master fly line. I was not disappointed at all! The rod feels intuitive and natural to cast. I could cast more accurately and a longer distance than I ever did with my previous rod.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 24, 2023
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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 Feb 28, 2023
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    Reviewer: Sean
    Sean's experience with Rylyn
    Rylyn was great! Super informative and quick to answer. Hope to utilize him more in the future!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 21, 2024
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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: Nathaniel
    Rylyn is the go to dude.
    Rylyn is very responsive. It didn't take him longer than 2 minutes for him to answer to me. And in a matter of 10 minutes he had everything that I, as a beginner fly fisherman, that I need. The perfect dude to go to for the help you need.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 2, 2023
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    Reviewer: Bill
    Bill's experience with Rylyn
    Excellent experience in all regards, Rylyn is deeply knowledgeable, experienced, prompt and efficient in communication, and very patient. He answered a ton of questions. Love the no pressure approach.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 10, 2023
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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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