Category Archives: Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Trips

So you’ve decided that it’s time for you to take your very first fly fishing trip. You’ve been practicing your casting and you’ve got all your flies ready to land a big fish. What do you need to think about when planning this fly fishing trip? The first thing to decide is where to go. There are many, many excellent places to hone your fly fishing skills at. Some great locations to consider are Washington state, Oregon, Northern California, Texas, and the Great Lakes region. Pick a […]

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Fly Fishing

The sport of fly fishing has been around for years and years. In medieval times, anglers fished for food, but the sport has evolved over the years to become a real test of skills. Anyone who has become involved in the sport of fly fishing knows how addictive in can be – but in a very good way! Fly fishing is markedly different from regular fishing. With plain fishing, you use lures and often live bait to bring fish to your line and hook them. When you […]

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Fly Fishing Lures

In the general sport of fishing, you use lures to catch your fish; however, when you are fly fishing, the word lure only marginally applies. Sure, you are trying to lure the fish to your bait, but when you are fly fishing, you use flies to entice the fish. So when we talk about lures in the sport of fly fishing, we are really speaking about flies. You see, fish eat bugs. They rely on flies, grasshoppers, and other insects for their food source. When you are […]

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Fly Fishing Gear

The term “fly fishing gear” can be used to refer to a lot of parts of your fly fishing supplies. In this article, we’ll discuss various piece of fly fishing gear that are important to have on hand. You already know you need a rod and reel, but there’s so much more involved in your fly fishing gear. Of course, you’ll need to have a variety of flies to use as bait for the fish. Flies are meant to mimic the look and movement of a fish’s […]

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Fly Fishing Guides

Fly fishing has grown in popularity over the years to the point it is at now – an almost obsession for many avid outdoorsmen (and women!) When looking for a guide to fly fishing, you need to find one that will cover both the basics along with the advanced techniques. There is no one way to fly fish right or wrong. It takes practice and persistence, but you will find an amazing recreational value when you take up this sport. Fly fishing isn’t a complicated sport, but […]

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Fly Fishing Equipment

Just as with any other sport, the equipment you use when fly fishing can be very important. There are various types of equipment that you need when you undertake fly fishing, and be prepared because some of it can get quite expensive! Of course, you’ll need a rod and reel. What type of rod you choose depends on the type of fish you will be angling for. Fly rods are ranked according to their net weight capabilities (nwt). The nwt number will tell you what type of […]

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Fly Fishing Accessories

In addition to the clothing and your balanced outfit there are many accessories that you should have for fly fishing. Some of these accessories may seem strange, but when wading, it is necessary to have all of your gear and tools with you. You already have your fly fishing vest with plenty of large pockets, because that is part of a fly fisherman’s basic wardrobe. You might want to put a patch of sheepskin on the front of the vast where you can keep alternative flies handy. […]

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