So you’re interested in learning the fly fishing basics and how to fly fish, and now you have decided to pursue the sport and purchase some equipment. If you’ve read my earlier article on the essential equipment to get started fly fishing, you will know that one of the first main purchases is the fly rod. However, if you’ve browsed online or through your local retailer, you will no doubt have noticed that there are a multitude of options that you could spend your hard-earned money on. How do you decide between them all? In part one of this article I’ll give an overview of two of the key points to look out for as well as some helpful tips to help you in choosing the right fly rod for starting out. [Read more…]
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You probably can’t do much fly fishing without the fly. But which one do you choose? When learning how to fly fish, that question is one of the tough ones, but to help you determine just what to tie on the end of your line, we’ll discuss the three main fly types for trout: the dry fly, nymphs, and streamers. Fly fishing for trout includes vast varieties of flies available for you to try and catch that elusive fish, having a solid understanding of each different type and when they are used can mean the difference between catching the most fish of your life or heading home skunked. [Read more…]
When starting out on the path to learning how to fly fish, you can easily become overwhelmed by the amount of equipment it seems is necessary in order to get started fly fishing. I’d like to go over the essential items that can get you out and on the water in no time and leave all of the extra accessories that just plain aren’t necessary at home.
What is fly fishing? If you’re just starting out, if you recently began to have an interest in the sport of fly fishing, or even if you’ve never heard of what fly fishing is, then hopefully this article will help you. My goal is to have each of you who read this understand just what fly fishing is by the time this is over. Hopefully this will also help increase your desire to learn how to fly fish and continue on to learn the fly fishing basics.