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New Fly Guy - Pin Trick
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bugged by clogged holes from sloppy tying on your flies?

New Fly Guy - The Davy Knot
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Simple and fast with a small trade off on strength

New Fly Guy - Easy Droppers
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Here's an easy solution to eyestrain.

New Fly Guy - Painful Rod Transport Lesson
Friday, July 16, 2010

Ouch.  Learn from my mistake

New Fly Guy - Casting - don't try as hard
Friday, June 18, 2010

Less effort, lighter flies... more success.

Equipment - Knot Strength
Friday, May 14, 2010

Field and Stream Testing - Knot Strength

Review - Quigley Furled Leaders
Friday, January 8, 2010

John Quigley makes some very nice, flexible soft furled leaders

A Frog's Fanny Surrogate
Friday, November 27, 2009

Need a cheap, generic version of Frog's Fanny?

Trout Camoflage
Friday, October 23, 2009

Some quick tips on colors

New Fly Guy - The Newfoundland/Portland/Riffle hitch knot
Friday, August 21, 2009

Here's a trick that needs to be tested on some smallies!

New Fly Guy - Casting and Stream Orientation
Friday, August 7, 2009

A quick tip that could save a newbie some problems.

New Fly Guy - A Devastating New Trick?
Friday, July 31, 2009

[Updated] I'm trying this trick this weekend....

New Fly Guy - Summer Fly Fishing Advice from TheFlyStop
Friday, July 24, 2009

Good article on summer fly fishing

New Zealand Nymphing Technique
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Contributor Patrick Taylor shows us a new spot to fish the Rapidan and explains the New Zealand Nymphing Technique

New Fly Guy - Terrestrial Fishing Advice from TheFlyStop
Friday, June 26, 2009

Good article on terrestrial fishing

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire?
Friday, June 19, 2009

Okay.... time for the truth without the hassle

New Fly Guy - The Box Solution
Friday, May 29, 2009

I think I have finally found the solution to fly bulk.

New Fly Guy - Internet Casting School
Friday, May 8, 2009

One of the country's best instructors has short YouTube style videos on his website that will tune your technique

Stocked Trout Behavior
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I discover some amazing facts about the secret life of stocked trout that will change how I view and fish stocked water.

New Fly Guy - Solve line droop
Friday, December 26, 2008

Droopy line?  Here's a way to give it an assist

New Fly Guy - The Fly Rod Bass Rig
Friday, November 21, 2008

I caught some nice smallies this last summer.  Here's the "bass rig" I used on my fly rod

New Fly Guy - Solving line twist
Friday, November 14, 2008

Throwing heavy bugs or poppers?  Here's my solution

New Fly Guy: One Season = One Leader?
Friday, October 31, 2008

In my second year of fly fishing I discover a trick that saved me big bucks.

New Fly Guy - Bluegills - gotta love 'em!
Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm a better new fly guy as a result of the magnificent sacrifice of the lowly bluegill

New Fly Guy - The After Action Review
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

It's good to fish more.  Even better to fish smarter.  New Fly Guy season one "after action review"

New Fly Guy - End of Season
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Some thoughts on my first season as a fly guy

New Fly Guy - The TFO Guarantee
Thursday, October 18, 2007

I was absolutely stunned by the customer service of Temple Fork Outfitters

New Fly Guy - Tips on Tippet
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Like everything else in fly fishing, there is a method to what size tippet you should use.

New Fly Guy - Line Dressing
Thursday, September 20, 2007

What's obvious to the old timers is news to us

New Fly Guy- Quick Tandem Nymphs
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Nothing worse than wasting fishing time rigging gear

New Fly Guy - Zinger and Fly Boxes
Thursday, July 5, 2007

After losing 2 boxes of flies, I realized I need to tie them to my body just like my Mom would clip mittens to my coat - here's the solution

New Fly Guy - Things You Don't Need
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Before you go nuts buying stuff, get a buddy to tell you what you really need

New Fly Guy - Basic Strategy
Thursday, June 7, 2007

I think I have the big picture on what to use and when to use it.

New Fly Guy - Fly Boxes
Thursday, May 31, 2007

All fly boxes are not made alike.  I discover an important selection criteria

New Fly Guy - Fishing Vest
Thursday, May 24, 2007

A few extra bucks makes a difference.  Don't make the same mistake I did.

New Fly Guy - Lefty DVD - Tips
Thursday, April 26, 2007

This was a great overview for a new fly guy to look at.  Well worth the money and a lot cheaper than a lesson.

New Fly Guy - Final Call - Starter Kit
Thursday, April 19, 2007

So, was that starter kit from either Bass Pro or WalMart a good buy?  No

New Fly Guy - Self Casting Clinic
Monday, February 5, 2007

A little bit of video taken with a digital camera reveals stunning flaws in technique

New Fly Guy - The Cast
Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lefty's tape fixes one of my many challenges learning to cast

New Fly Guy - Lessons with Lefty
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Being shown how to do something is much better than reading about how to do it.

New Fly Guy - Starter Kit - Bass Pro vs Wal-Mart
Thursday, December 28, 2006

I got my starter kit from Bass Pro Shop and noticed something very similar and cheaper in Wal-Mart

New Fly Guy - Announcement
Thursday, December 21, 2006

Fair warning - a new section of the blog will open next week to document my journey into fly fishing.

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

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