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.
Gear & Equipment
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.
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 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.
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…
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?
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…
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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