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Hacking Fly Fishing
Inshore Fly Fishing 101
Here’s everything you need to know about getting starting fly fishing inshore.
Forceps Knots – The Kreh Loop
Using forceps to quickly tie a Kreh Loop Knot Since the clinch knot is a direct line-to-fly connection, the line
Matching the Hatch Basics
It probably happened right after you picked out your first fly rod. The fly shop owner or your buddy immediately
Packing Heat! Hot Flies!
Not concealed weapons, but something infinitely more important and precious – hot flies! Just as a pistol requires a unique size holster, different flies require storage containers with specific characteristics as well as an overall organization strategy.
Filling Your Fly Box for the First Time
There they sit, quietly organized in small cubbyholes, full of muted promise. But is that fly designed to catch more anglers than trout?
Fly Type Basics (Part 2)
Part 2 of fly fishing fly types. This post covers emergers, midges, worms, and poppers.
Fly Type Basics (Part 1)
Before I took up fly fishing, I knew about black flies, horse flies, tsetse flies and vaguely remembered nymphs from Greek mythology. Fly fishing flies? Well, here is part 1 of the basics.
Fishing Bike Build – For Beach or Trail
With hard packed sand at low tide making it easy for a beach bike ride, I did a beach bike build to move quickly with my bike fishing rod carrier and accessories. I use a milk crate on a bike fishing rack with saddlebags for my bike fishing bag.
All about Floatants for Fly Fishing
Floatant? Trout feed below the surface 80% of the time and that statistic should push the rational trout angler to fish exclusively with nymphs to catch more fish. However, the excitement of a trout slurping a dry fly on the surface is compelling and is the visual pot of gold at a rainbow ending in a sparkling pool high in the mountains.