Learn The Fly Fishing Basics and How to Fly Fish!




Archives for 2012

Top Fly Fishing Gifts for the Holidays

Do you have a fly fisherman in the family that you just don’t know what kind of gift to get him or her this holiday season?  That’s a very understandable problem considering all of the new gadgets and gizmos that are available for the budding fly angler these days.  New fly rods, shiny fly reels, the latest and greatest flies, and all sorts of fly fishing accessories are all vying for your attention when browsing your local fly shop.  Are they just starting out and don’t have any of the necessary items to practice and learn how to fly fish?  With that in mind I’m here to help with my Top Fly Fishing Gifts for the Holidays for the angler in your life. [Read more…]

Fly Casting Basics

Fly Casting Basics and Where to Start

Fly casting has to be one of the funnest things to watch someone do.  And once you have all of your essential fly fishing gear together, learning the fly casting basics is your next step.  Previously we discussed what fly fishing is and the differences in spin fishing and fly fishing but here is a brief review. [Read more…]

Fly Lines 101

Fly lines are confusing.  You may have browsed through your local fly shop and noticed a wall of all sorts of different lines hanging nicely in their little boxes.  Weight forward, double taper, sink-tip, and so on and so forth.  What does all of that mean and which one of those fly lines will work best for you when learning the fly fishing basics and how to fly fish?  I’ll try to shed some light on that topic for you. [Read more…]

Choosing a Fly Reel

Once you’ve picked out your fly rod (see Choosing the Right Fly Rod Part 1 and Part 2 for more information), choosing a fly reel is your next step. You’ll often hear that the fly reel is not a very important aspect of the fly fishing gear. I would have to disagree.  I feel that a quality fly reel is essential for when you hook into that fish of a lifetime and all that stands between you and that monster of a fish is your gear. [Read more…]

Fly Rod Action Advantages and Disadvantages – Fly Fishing Basics

In previous articles about choosing the right fly rod (Part 1, Part 2), I discussed a few of the key points in determining the right fly rod for you in your course of learning the fly fishing basics and how to fly fish.  One of these key points was the fly rod action.  Those actions were fast, medium/progressive, and slow.  Each of these fly rod actions have basic advantages and disadvantages  that allow you to be used more efficiently in certain circumstances and not in others.  I’d like to discuss some of those advantages and disadvantages today. [Read more…]