Whether you’re looking for fly fishing videos for beginners or an inspirational fly fishing video or two, we’ve got ’em all here!
Tips & Techniques
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.
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.
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!
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 are some of the best places where trout tend to congregate, plus general tips for trout fishing…
There are some very specific things that every fly fisherman should follow. Here are the best fishing wading safety rules.
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.
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!
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…
I wrote this piece one Easter season. It has been picked up by an outdoors literature and art publisher.
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.
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.