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Archives for 2014

Something New…

In an attempt to be more engaged with my audience and at the same time try to help those with fly fishing questions, I’m trying something new here on The Fly Fishing Basics. [Read more…]

Wading Basics and Tips

We all love to be out on the river catching fish. That’s a part of the lure of fly fishing is being out wading through our favorite streams in search of the illusive trout (or other species). One of the key ingredients here is being able to access the areas of a river or stream to effectively cover the water and just plain get to the locations where these fish are. How do you do that? Wading. That doesn’t come without the need for a little knowledge in wading basics and tips on how to be safe on the water. Let me share a few wading basics and tips to help you get out and get back home. [Read more…]

Fly Fishing Pocket Water – 3 Places to Fish

Summer is in full swing in my part of the world, and with that typically comes low flows in my local streams and rivers. Many of those streams have a substantial amount of boulders and rocky sections in them. What does all of this mean? Pocket water. Fly fishing pocket water can be one of the funnest and also most frustrating experiences there are. The multitude of currents and tricky seams can wreak havoc on your fly placement. One of the keys to success is knowing where to place the fly in the first place. Follow along as I discuss the 3 places to fish pocket water on most rivers and streams. [Read more…]

Top 5 Summertime Stream Flies

Summertime is here and the fly fishing season is well underway. What better way to enjoy the warm weather then to get out on a crystal clear stream on a hot day and cast a few flies to some hungry trout. But what flies should you start with? What flies will help increase your odds at landing that next beautifully spotted trout? Follow along as I share with you my Top 5 Summertime Stream Flies and see if there are some in there that you can try out next time you’re on the water. [Read more…]

High Water Fly Fishing Tips

Imagine this. It’s Springtime in your area. The birds are singing, the trees are getting greener each day, and the flowers are blooming. Adding to this, the weather is getting to be that oh so nice temperature. Things are great so you pack up your fly fishing gear and head out to your local river or stream. The problem with all of this is the Spring usually means runoff and runoff equates to high, muddy or stained water on your local waters. That’s no reason to pack it in and wait till the waters drop. All you need is some high water fly fishing tips to keep you on the water and catching fish. [Read more…]