Tips & Techniques

Fly Fishing Etiquette

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.

Wet Fly Fishing vs Dry Fly Fishing ~ Flies, Casting, And Techniques

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.

Reading The Rise When You’re Fly Fishing: How It’s Done

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 Fishing For New Anglers

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.

Fishing For Panfish: How To Catch ‘Em And How To Cook ‘Em

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…