Emblez Longoria: About Trout Fishing Equipment

A corporate security consultant by profession, Emblez Longoria enjoys spending much of his free time outdoors. An avid trout fisherman as well as a backpacker and hiker, he is trusted as an equipment tester and reviewer.

While trout fishing is known as one of the most accessible hobbies of its kind, many beginners experience difficulties caused by poor equipment choices. For example, many anglers choose a line that is too heavy for trout fishing. The preferred are monofilament constructions and weigh no more than four pounds in clear water. The line may weigh up to six pounds if the water is cloudy.

Furthermore, successful trout fishers use hooks that are less obtrusive. Single hooks frequently help the fly look more natural and are more humane. Choosing the best fly is equally important, because the visibility of the fly is altered by the water condition. Unlike the hook, the fly should be easily visible to the fish. Many anglers recommend an orange or yellow fly, particularly if the water is less than clear. In this case, the fly should be at least two inches long, although smaller flies may be more suited to clearer waters.


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Emblez Longoria

A Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP), Emblez Longoria claims more than two decades of experience in the security field. In 1988, Mr. Longoria enlisted with the New Jersey State Police, working his way up to Senior Trooper before retiring in 2003. In this role, Mr. Longoria served as an advanced crash investigator, a crime- and loss-prevention officer, and undercover agent, in addition to handling complex cases. He also was named a Squad Leader, supervising eight other officers. From 2002 to 2008, Emblez Longoria acted as a Certification Board Member, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Crime and Loss Prevention Council of ASIS International. While with the council, Mr. Longoria established a number of committees tasked with outlining security guidelines and best practices, among other contributions. In 2004, Mr. Longoria joined Verizon Communications Inc. as a Senior Security Consultant. He now assists with the protection of corporate assets and participates in a number of special security projects. Emblez Longoria graduated summa cum laude from Rosemont College with a Bachelor's degree in Management in 2003 and expects to receive his Master’s degree in Management in December 2011. An outdoorsman, Emblez Longoria enjoys backpacking, hiking, hunting, and fishing in his leisure time. He also frequently tests and reviews outdoor equipment. Mr. Longoria resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Longoria has supported a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., and The Hunger Project.

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