You may find it confusing when choosing fly fishing hooks the first time. However, the type of fly hooks you use are very important. Here’s what you need to know about fly hooks — both freshwater hooks and saltwater hooks.
Fly fishing line is completely different from other types of fishing line. When fly fishing, the line weight carries the fishing fly — which is almost weightless — to the water. That’s why things like line weight and tapers are important.
The saltwater flies you choose will depend on whether you’re fishing offshore, in shallow-water flats/estuaries/mangrove jungles, or on the ocean floor.
While the bait vs fly debate continues… here’s what you need to know about fly fishing bait and lures, specifically with regard to saltwater fishing.
Whether you’re looking for fly fishing videos for beginners or an inspirational fly fishing video or two, we’ve got ’em all here!
Soldotna Alaska fishing and camping tips for those thinking of traveling to Alaska to fish the Kenai River. The area is known for its superb salmon fishing.
Here’s how to take better fish pictures on your fishing trips. Simple tips showing you how to pose the fish and use a few simple settings on your camera. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to take great fish photos. And you definitely don’t need to settle for lame grip-and-grin photos when you go fishing!
Brook Trout, a variety of salmon living in clear, cool streams in the eastern U.S. and Canada, are a favorite of fly fishermen. These 6 tips will make your Brook Trout fly fishing trips even more successful!
Upstream wet fly fishing creates a challenge for most fly anglers, but it certainly has its benefits. Here’s what you need to know to try your hand at wet fly fishing upstream.
Following is a good, basic video showing the steps involved for nymph fishing. Nymph fishing is a challenging technique of fishing with the fly underwater. Bring your waders!
How to do downstream casting when using wet flies. Plus, how to ‘mend the line’ and do a ‘wet fly swing’ when fly fishing.
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.
Understanding fish spawning rituals can greatly increase your chances of being around, and possibly hooking that adult specimen that you’ve been after. Here’s how to use fish spawning habits to your favor.
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.
A dry fly is also known as a floating fly. Dry flies are the best ones to use if you are fishing on running water during the hatch. Here’s why, plus tips for presenting a dry fly on running water.
If the river is raging when you arrive at your favorite fly fishing destination, have no fear. With these tips, you can master the high water and take home a nice catch! These are our best fly fishing high water tips.
If you plan to go fly fishing for pike soon, make sure that you have the proper pike gear first. Here’s what you need to know about fly fishing for pike.
When you’re fly fishing in salt water, it can be difficult to locate fish — because in salt water, fish have a vast territory to move around. Here’s how to locate and catch saltwater fish species, plus tips for fishing with the tides.
Never pass by any small creek or stream if it has deep, cool water. You may be amazed at the size of the trout living beneath the water!
Don’t fall into the trap of buying unnecessary fly fishing equipment. There is some very specific fly fishing gear and tools that you will need to take with you fly fishing. Here are the basic items that you will want to carry in your fly fishing vest.
Many fly fishermen do not use a fly fishing net, despite the fact that landing percentages are higher when a net is used. Here are the many reasons to use a fishing net when you’re fly fishing…
Let’s go over some of the basic fly casting techniques. Most of the links provided in this article go to videos so you can actually see the right way to cast a fly rod.
Here are several things you can do to prevent fish from becoming aware of your approach.
Here’s a long list of fly fishing destinations, including fly fishing guides, lodges, trip planners, and travel experts. Everything you need to know to plan and prepare your next fly fishing trip.
Here are some of the best places where trout tend to congregate, plus general tips for trout fishing…
When you’re out on the water enjoying a day of fly fishing, you need to be able to put your hands on your flies and other fishing tools quickly. A fly fishing vest helps you do just that! Here are some tips for choosing the best fly fishing vest for you. Psst… Did you know that a fishing vest with a lot of pockets is not necessarily the best?
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.
You’ll probably want to clean your fly fishing rod at the same time that you clean your fly line and clean your fly reel. Fly fishing rods are fairly expensive, so you’ll want to keep yours in top-notch shape. Here’s how to do it…
There are a wide variety of fish species found in British Columbia including trout, salmon and others. The environment allows fly fishermen a great fly fishing vacation featuring a wonderful outdoor experience, majestic scenery and a flux of astounding fly fishing hatches.
There are some very specific things that every fly fisherman should follow. Here are the best fishing wading safety rules.
Fishing sunglasses are important when you’re out on the water. They not only protect your eyes from UV-rays, but also from wind and dirt. But, it’s imperative that you don’t buy just any old pair of fishing sunglasses. What you need are polarized fishing sunglasses. Here’s why …
If you’re an avid fly fisherman, then you probably have a large area set aside for tying flies — like a fly tying table or workbench. Here are some tips for keeping your fly tying workspace neat and tidy. Plus, lots of must-have items you should have in your fly tying bench.
Here are some tips for tying fly fishing knots, plus links to the best sites for learning to tie your own fly fishing knots — including animated photos and knot-tying videos!
Here’s what you need to know to catch salmon on your next fly fishing trip.
Here’s everything you need to know about fly fishing for rainbow trout.
Here are my best tips for fishing big rivers.
As you cast your fly into an eddy, a fish strikes. When this happens, you need to know how to play, land and release your catch. Always have a plan for playing and landing your catch. Here are some tips.
Everyone has the right to enjoy their favorite pastime without being disturbed. Though you might consider the area your fishing spot, others have the right to enjoy it also. Here’s how to fly fish in the company of other fly fishermen.
When you tie your own flies, it makes fly fishing more interesting. And when you learn to tie flies that lure fish to your line, you have a great feeling of accomplishment. Before you begin tying flies, there are the most important tools you will need.
If you are fishing a fly below the water surface, you are wet fly fishing. Wet fly fishing is more about how you fish the fly rather than the fly itself. Most of the time, wet fly anglers are more successful because fish feed under the film and feast on smaller fish, terrestrials, aquatic bugs, shrimp, crayfish and tadpoles.
Everything from how to present the fly to casting tips when using wet flies versus dry flies. How to find fishing buddies, choose the right gear, and more!
Reading the rise means studying the movement a fish makes when it comes to the water’s surface to take an insect. It’s important to learn to read the rise because it allows you to know exactly what the fish are doing, so you know which fly fishing tactics to use to catch the fish.
Catch and release… everyone’s doing it! Really. Practicing catch and release when fly fishing can greatly increase the survival of fish species and ensure that future generations have an opportunity to enjoy the adventure of fly fishing. If you are new to fly fishing, here are some things you should know about the art of catch and release.
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!
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.
If you plan on taking up the sport of fly fishing, the equipment you choose will be imperative to your success. Here are some tips to help you find the best gear and equipment for your first fly fishing outings…
In general, the best fly fishing rod for most beginners is a fast action 9-foot graphite fly rod made for a 5 weight line. Here’s why… and what it means to buy a fly rod based on length, weight, and action.
The monoMaster is a great tool for containing waste fishing line.
Panfish are small fish that are no longer then the width of a frying pan. Most are members of the sunfish family. Individual names for varieties of panfish include: stumpknocker, shellcracker, pumpkinseed, longear sunfish and the more common black crappie, silver crappie, yellow breast, yellow perch or ring perch, sunnies, rock bass, warmouth, green sunfish and bluegills. Here’s how to catch & cook panfish…
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