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Fly Fishing Leader and Tippet: What, Why and How

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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…]

8 Fly Tying Tips to Start Tying Today Plus Bonus Challenge

Guest Post By Dave Stewart

Are you fairly new to fly fishing and heard a little about fly tying? Maybe you thought it was a little too difficult, expensive, or took too much time to get started? I’m hear to clarify a few things for you today and let you know that it’s not as hard as you might think. And best of all – anyone can do it with these 8 fly tying tips. [Read more…]

Fly Fishing Quick Tip: Easy Way to String Fly Line

Have you ever struggled to string fly line through the guides of your fly rod when getting ready to head out on the water for the day? I know I have. Today I have a tip that will help you out more than you would have thought. [Read more…]

Tips on Building a Tapered Leader

Many of you have read through my previous article on fly fishing leader and tippet. While that article was designed to give you a high-level view of fly fishing leader and tippet, and enough information to not be completely in the dark, it left part of the process out. That part is building a tapered leader yourself. [Read more…]

10 Things I Wish I Knew When Learning to Fly Fish

When you’re getting started fly fishing and learning the fly fishing basics, it can sometimes seem rather overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be. Everyone starts out in the same place. Some have friends or family to help them along and learn at a quicker pace, others are venturing down this road alone. There is always something out there though that you wish you had a little insight into when you are getting started fly fishing. [Read more…]