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.
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.
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…
The monoMaster is a great tool for containing waste fishing line.
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.
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