Learn The Fly Fishing Basics and How to Fly Fish!




Choosing the Correct Fly Size

One question that I often get asked is how you go about choosing the correct fly size. It’s a great question that’s not the easiest to answer. The short answer is that it depends. The long answer is that what it depends on are a multitude of different things.

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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…]

Fly Fishing Entomology Basics

Fly fishing entomology. Sounds pretty intimidating doesn’t it? It doesn’t have to be. To simplify this, fly fishing entomology is the study of insects and being able to identify all of those bugs you see on the water. I know what you’re thinking though, that is way to simple to be all it’s about. I’ll admit that that is a very simplified version of what fly fishing entomology really is, but there are only a few key items to keep in mind to help you catch more fish on the water. And if you want a more in-depth, full-featured introduction to entomology, be sure to check out the full fly fishing course on entomology. In the meantime, let’s get started. [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…]

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…]