Learn The Fly Fishing Basics and How to Fly Fish!




Archives for 2015

Getting Started Fly Fishing Frustrations

I recently received an email from a reader and new fly angler and figured it hit a topic that I’m sure many anglers out there that are just starting out with the fly fishing basics and learning how to fly fish have encountered. Fly fishing tends to have a steep learning curve when you are getting started fly fishing. From the zillions of types of flies, leader and tippets confusion, to fly casting and all the equipment, learning how to fly fish can be a daunting task.  [Read more…]

How to Choose a Fly Line for Trout

RIO Products continues to put out some great videos. This particular video is going to be a huge help to anyone that gets confused by all the different fly lines on the market today. Weight forward, double-taper, sinking, floating…there’s a lot to take in when deciding which fly line you should be using. Learning how to choose a fly line for trout is one of the fly fishing basics that everyone should know and this video is sure to help. [Read more…]

How to Safely Handle Fish

We all love the sport of fly fishing. There’s no questioning that. Along with that love of the sport is a responsibility to protect it and the living creatures we love to pursue. How does one do that though? Many people that are new to fly fishing, or even fishing in general, aren’t aware of the proper handling techniques of fish and just how to safely handle fish in order to ensure their survival for the next angler to come along. This may often get overlooked in the grand scheme of learning how to fly fish, but it is one of the most important things to remember when out on the water. [Read more…]

Fly to Leader Knots to Know

I just can’t get enough of these great videos produced by RIO Products. This latest video I’m sure is going to be super helpful to many of you out there. Fly fishing knots, and specifically the fly to leader knots are one aspect of fly fishing that many people are always looking to learn more about. And you can’t beat having multiple knots in your arsenal to be able to put to good use. [Read more…]

Choosing Tippet Material

The great folks over at RIO Products continue to put out some incredibly helpful information on fly fishing related topics. If  I haven’t said it before, I have been a huge fan of their fly lines and leader/tippet material for a long time now. In this particular video, they show you tips on choosing tippet material. I get a lot of questions regarding leaders and tippets, and this should be helpful to those out there with questions on the matter. [Read more…]