Learn The Fly Fishing Basics and How to Fly Fish!




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…]

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…]

Fly Lines 101

Fly lines are confusing.  You may have browsed through your local fly shop and noticed a wall of all sorts of different lines hanging nicely in their little boxes.  Weight forward, double taper, sink-tip, and so on and so forth.  What does all of that mean and which one of those fly lines will work best for you when learning the fly fishing basics and how to fly fish?  I’ll try to shed some light on that topic for you. [Read more…]

Choosing a Fly Reel

Once you’ve picked out your fly rod (see Choosing the Right Fly Rod Part 1 and Part 2 for more information), choosing a fly reel is your next step. You’ll often hear that the fly reel is not a very important aspect of the fly fishing gear. I would have to disagree.  I feel that a quality fly reel is essential for when you hook into that fish of a lifetime and all that stands between you and that monster of a fish is your gear. [Read more…]

Fly Rod Action Advantages and Disadvantages – Fly Fishing Basics

In previous articles about choosing the right fly rod (Part 1, Part 2), I discussed a few of the key points in determining the right fly rod for you in your course of learning the fly fishing basics and how to fly fish.  One of these key points was the fly rod action.  Those actions were fast, medium/progressive, and slow.  Each of these fly rod actions have basic advantages and disadvantages  that allow you to be used more efficiently in certain circumstances and not in others.  I’d like to discuss some of those advantages and disadvantages today. [Read more…]