A Beginner’s Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing Lures and Bait

While the bait vs fly debate continues… People who don’t fish can’t possibly grasp the depth of the divide separating the two species of trout anglers. One tries to entice trout with worms, florescent Power Bait or sparkly lures. The other casts bits of fur and thread tied into patterns that imitate insects — a.k.a. “flies.” […]

Tips & Techniques


Best Fly Fishing Videos Online… Funny, Inspiring, Helpful, And More

What follows are some truly one-of-a-kind fly fishing videos. Lynnette WalczakI like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I frequently write about “outside the box” ideas that most wouldn’t think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for […]


6 Tips For Fly Fishing Brook Trout

A Brook Trout — also called a Speckled Trout or Squaretail — is actually a member of the salmon family which lives around underwater snags or logs in clear, cool streams in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Although they are a short-lived species, they can grow up to 30 inches long, dining on insects, fish […]

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Gear & Equipment

Fly Fishing Flies 101: Types Of Flies

Do you know the 2 main types of fly fishing flies?… Imitators and Attractors. Here’s what you need to know, plus some of the most common types of flies are described.

The Basics Of Fly Fishing Leaders

The fly leader is the portion at the end of your fly line that’s supposed to be invisible to the fish and will eventually be attached to a fly. Fly leaders are usually made of monofilament or fluorocarbon. Here’s how to get the most from your fly fishing leaders.

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Do-It-Yourself Projects


How To Take Great Fish Pictures On All Of Your Fishing Trips

Fishing pictures often tend to be out of focus, poorly framed, or just boring. Good news: your digital camera — no matter how basic it may be — will allow you to take decent photos while on a fishing trip. Whether you’re heading down to the creek to fish for rock bass or out to […]

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Fly Fishing Destinations


Soldotna Alaska Fishing & RV Camping Tips

My recent trip to Alaska was eye-opening in so many reasons. Not the least of which was the multitude of fly fishing opportunities that I witnessed in Alaska! If you enjoy nature and the great outdoors, beautiful scenery, and wildlife galore, take it from me — a trip to Alaska may be exactly what you’re […]

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Kids & Fly Fishing


How To Get Kids Hooked On Fly Fishing

Some kids begin fly fishing as young as 5, while others may not be ready until they reach their teens. First, you need to have the ability to recognize your child’s development skills. And you need to be keenly aware of the moment when fly fishing is no longer fun for them. Some kids may only be able to handle 10 minutes to a half hour of fly fishing before they become bored or frustrated.


Kids & Fly Fishing: Tips For Teaching Children How To Fly Fish

Some kids are ready to learn fly fishing basics when they are 7 or 8 years old. Others will need more time and may be as old as 12 or 13 before they’re ready to experience their first fly fishing adventure. Here are some tips for teaching your child to fly fish for the first time.

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