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10 Tips to be a Better Fly Fisher

One of the best parts of learning how to fly fish is that you can never stop learning and becoming a better fly fisherman. There’s always something new to figure out and something out there to help you become a better angler. It may be something to help you spot fish easier in your local river or even something to simply enjoy your time on the water more. The fact is that there is always something you can learn no matter how long you have been at this fine sport. Here is a short list of 10 Tips to be a Better Fly Fisher.

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Nymphing Techniques – European or Strike Indicator

I’ve briefly mentioned European nymphing and the conventional strike indicator type of nymphing in past articles (Three Main Types of Flies to Fly Fish for Trout). While that’s all good to mention those it doesn’t give you much of an idea as to just what they are. Many anglers may already be familiar with strike indicator nymphing. It’s a tried and true method that most anglers first start out using when learning the fly fishing basics and how to nymph fish. A new, and incredibly effective, technique sweeping the U.S.A. is European nymphing. This made its appearance from international fly fishing competitions and is slowly making its way across the country. So let’s talk about nymphing techniques and just what European and strike indicator nymphing really are. [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…]

Suggested Two Fly Setup Options

If you read my previous article on the two fly setup, you’ll now know the most popular two fly setup options available.  You may be wondering when and where you might use these though.  The simple answer is anywhere that the regulations will allow you.  However, there are a few setups that are tried and true options that can help increase your odds of hooking up with that next fish or two. [Read more…]

The Two Fly Setup

Fly fishing involves many different techniques that can be used to catch that spooky little trout in your local waters.  From the basic dry, nymph, or streamer fishing techniques to more advanced Czech and French nymphing options, there are a vast amount of ways to land your next fish.  When you’re first starting out learning how to fly fish, you’ll mostly likely start with attaching just one fly to the end of your tippet.  But what would happen it you add a second?  Today I’m going to explain the two fly setup, also known as a tandem fly setup, for fly fishing. [Read more…]