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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…]

7 Tips for Fly Fishing from a Kayak

Guest Post By Patrick Morrow

Conventional anglers have utilized kayaks as stealthy fishing vessels for decades. Fly anglers, however, have been slower to climb on the kayak fishing bandwagon. But given all the advantages of fly fishing from a kayak — on the water mobility, ease of transport and storage, low maintenance and costs — it’s time for more fly-rodders to embrace the paddle!

If you’ve been curious about kayak fly fishing but aren’t sure what’s involved, use the tips in this article to help you get started and overcome any challenges that arise. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]