Say you are on the river or lake, and you see all kinds of insects flying around. You see bugs in the air and bugs on the water. So you think: “I need to match the hatch” to catch these fish. Which for the uninitiated means: try to match the live flies you are witnessing with a good imitation. Here’s my tip: Try something different instead!
The monoMaster is a great tool for containing waste fishing line.
I’ll use wood drift boat plans from Butler Projects to build my first wooden drift boat, I’m going to build the Maxi-Mac
Jeff Kennedy has decided to draw a fly a day, for a year. These are spectacular works of art. Here are a few of his images
Fly fishing CPR – Take your camera, take your pictures, leave the fish.
Hatch charts can help you plan a fishing trip and tell you what flies you should take with you. Here’s a hatch charts 101 overview for fly fishing.
Wooden drift boat building plans. A look at Glen-L wood drift boat plans for fly fishing.
I wrote this piece one Easter season. It has been picked up by an outdoors literature and art publisher.
Get an inside look at high end drift boats as they are being built at Montana Boatbuilders and order your own custom boat, kit or plans to build your own stitch and glue drifter.
John McEuen, one of the founders of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, gave me this album years ago. Acoustic Traveler is one of my favorites.
Finding wooden drift boat plans was easy! There are plenty out there to choose from.
Inexpensive trout flies. Orvis has a little intro deal on 20 of their most popular trout flies for only $9.95 and it includes free shipping.
Building a wooden boat should be a rewarding experience, we’re about to find out.
This make it yourself fly rod rack is very simple, very effective, and very inexpensive. Check it out.
Looking for a great gift for that fly fisherman or fly fisherwoman in your life for Valentine’s day? Here is a list of 10 gifts you could give. 7 do’s and 3 don’ts. Check them out.
Fly casting is not about brute strength, it’s about timing, rhythm and grace. It’s about loading the rod and letting the rod work for you.
There are thousands of types of flies and several sizes of each. Which do you need? Good question!! Dry, wet, big or small, read on to get some questions answered.
Leaders and tippet – The connection between the fly and you. What’s the difference?
Fly lines — They float and sink and come in a huge variety of sizes, styles and colors and specialty applications. Let’s try to demystify them.
Fly reels do more than just hold your fly line. A good fly reel is a great piece of equipment than can make the difference between having fun while fishing and being a frustrated angler.
There are all kinds and sizes of fly rods out there for all kinds of fly fishing. We’ll try to sort out some of the types and style in this post to help you make a great choice.
Basically, all you really need is a rod, reel, backing, fly line, leader, tippet and fly or two dozen. There are volumes written every year on each of these items. There are also what seems like about a bazillion different brands and models of each. We’ll explore each category in detail