Best fly fishing android apps

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Ryan Bradfield, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Got my new galaxy s4 today..am a newbie to smartphones and i see there are hundreds of fly fishing apps out there.
    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Grog's knots is always a good one and the Orvis app is good, but they both cost money. I got a free knot app simply called "fishing knots"...pic of a hook on a green background, that's okay. Didn't find much else worth downloading.
     
  3. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

    USTides and Weather.com if you fish the salt.
     
  4. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    Fishhound is great and its free. I don't have any paid apps so can't speak on those but fish hound has a index of flies based on what you are fishing for plus you can get reports on water but those are not the best as there are not enough ppl posting them for the bodys of water I fish.
     
  5. Steve Unwin

    Steve Unwin Active Member

    Tapatalk is a useful tool for reading this forum!
     
  6. CLO

    CLO Boats and cohos

    USGS river flows!!!
     
  7. DoSer

    DoSer I smell Cheese

    I'm a big fan of the FishHead app, about $6, it includes weather, tides, and river flows.
     
  8. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    Does it do that for all rivers?
     
  9. DoSer

    DoSer I smell Cheese

    I think it will do any USGS recorded river, and tide. It gets the weather updates from Weather Underground.
     
  10. Dave Evans

    Dave Evans Active Member


    Are you using it on android or ios? Checked it out but got very bad reviews on android.
     
  11. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Check out Jim speakers trip report app, its sweet

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G
     
  12. DoSer

    DoSer I smell Cheese

    I am using it on android 4.1.2 and it has worked well. No crashes or hangs. I have had issues with it pulling info from a few specific tide stations, but other then that it has been great.

    Edit: By issues, I mean it throws an error message when it can not contact a tide station. I have had this last for a day at the longest, I think its more on connectivity to the station and not the app.
     
  13. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Hey not to high-jack, but my tap talk isn't working on WFF and it says it is
    an admin problem... Is it just me again?
     
  14. Stewart

    Stewart Skunk Happens

    I was having troubles with tap a talk too. It wouldn't update the forums for weeks. I finally deleted it and reinstalled it and it's working fine again. Your mileage may vary.
     
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  15. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    Go to your settings and clear your cache. That usually fixes it for me. The admin error is just a message stating that WFF isn't compatible and you are the forum administrator (you aren't) that it should be updated to remain compatible. However I remember someone saying that eventually tapatalk will no longer work.
     
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  16. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Thanks Stewart. That worked. I still got a message saying API is outdated and needs to be updated by admin, but at least it is working again.


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk - now Free
     
  17. Dave Evans

    Dave Evans Active Member


    I downloaded and it works very well. Great app!
     
  18. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

    Yeah, turn it off and go fishing.
    Oh never mind, it's just a generational thing (mine). Don't take it personally - please.

    BTW I'm sure there's a story behind that exotic Kingfisher in your avatar. Care to share where, what, when?