Tips & Techniques

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!

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 some of the best places where trout tend to congregate, plus general tips for trout fishing...

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!

Here are several things you can do to prevent fish from becoming aware of your approach.

Whether you're looking for fly fishing videos for beginners or an inspirational fly fishing video or two, we've got 'em all here!

Brook Trout (a variety of salmon living in clear, cool streams in eastern US & Canada) are a fly fishing favorite. 6 tips to make your Brook Trout fly fishing trips more successful.

Upstream wet fly fishing creates a challenge for most, but it certainly has its benefits. Here's what you need to know to try your hand at wet fly fishing upstream.

How to do downstream casting when using wet flies. Plus, how to 'mend the line' and do a 'wet fly swing' when fly fishing.