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Archives for 2013

Streamer Fishing Tactics

With the Fall season well into its own, an exciting time is upon us in the fly fishing world…streamer fishing.  Many anglers look forward to this time of year.  It’s a time when fish, especially the larger ones of our lakes and rivers, begin to ramp up their eating before the cold times of Winter.  Also, for the brown trout, it’s a time when the spawn happens, which leads to some very aggressive fish.  One of the best ways to target this actively-feeding fish is with streamers. [Read more…]

Barbed vs Barbless Hooks

For many years as I was starting out fly fishing I fished with flies that had barbs on them.  I’m pretty sure this is a common practice for many out there learning to fly fish as well as many veterans to the sport.  After a while though you begin to think about whether barbed vs barbless hooks are a better option.  I’d like to share my views on the matter and hopefully convince a few of you out there to a different way of thinking when fishing barbless  flies. [Read more…]

Suggested Two Fly Setup Options

If you read my previous article on the two fly setup, you’ll now know the most popular two fly setup options available.  You may be wondering when and where you might use these though.  The simple answer is anywhere that the regulations will allow you.  However, there are a few setups that are tried and true options that can help increase your odds of hooking up with that next fish or two. [Read more…]

The Two Fly Setup

Fly fishing involves many different techniques that can be used to catch that spooky little trout in your local waters.  From the basic dry, nymph, or streamer fishing techniques to more advanced Czech and French nymphing options, there are a vast amount of ways to land your next fish.  When you’re first starting out learning how to fly fish, you’ll mostly likely start with attaching just one fly to the end of your tippet.  But what would happen it you add a second?  Today I’m going to explain the two fly setup, also known as a tandem fly setup, for fly fishing. [Read more…]

Fly Fishing Leader and Tippet: What, Why and How

One of the many items you probably have seen while browsing online or local fly shops is a great wall of leader and tippet material.  There’s a lot of it out there.  Just what is a leader and how does tippet come into the equation though.  In this post I’m here to answer your questions and concerns about fly fishing leader and tippet materials. [Read more…]