New Fly Guy

New Fly Guy – The Davy Knot

The Davy Knot (created by Dave Wotton) is amazingly simple to tie.  Follow this link to the instructions. It is much easier to tie than a clinch or improved clinch I normally tie using my forceps. Now…. the website with the instructions claims that the knot retains almost 100% of breaking strength based on the fact that

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New Fly Guy – The Cast

After watching the Lessons tape twice, I worked on putting the pointers into practice.  With the great weather we have been having this January, it’s a no brainer to do something that will get you outside. As I mentioned before, I did buy two books: Getting Started in Fly Fishing LL Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

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New Fly Guy – The Box Solution

It’s been over three years since I started my journey into flyfishing. In that time, I evolved through many different approaches to storing and carrying flies. I’ve been a bit frustrated with all of them because the boxes I was using took up so much space. Part of it was that, as a new fly

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New Fly Guy – Terrestrial Fishing Advice from TheFlyStop

In case you did not see this from TheFlyStop… good info and great prices on flies! Terrestrial Fishing Depending on where you do your fishing, some of the best Terrestrial fishing of the year is just starting out, or will be in full swing shortly.  Terrestrial fishing can be an enjoyable change of pace on the

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New Fly Guy – Summer Fly Fishing Advice from TheFlyStop

In case you did not see this from TheFlyStop… good info and great prices on flies! Summer Fly Fishing Summer Fly Fishing can fluctuate greatly based on location and weather patterns.  Often you can find yourself faced with extremely finicky fish and low water conditions.  The Trout have been fished over long and hard for several

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New Fly Guy – Strike Indicator

I’ve been out in California for the last two weeks on a long business trip and had the opportunity to get an applied lesson in fly fishing from a guide with 18 years experience.  We hit the Pit River (more on that in a different posting) and spent the day learning how to nymph for

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New Fly Guy – Starter Kit – Bass Pro vs Wal-Mart

I have officially launched down the path to learn how to fly fish.  Fellow spin fishermen – pay attention – I may learn a thing or two that will cause you to either stay where you are with bits of bright metal or come join the ranks of the fly addicted.  Recall that it was

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New Fly Guy – Solving line twist

I was not very far into my pursuit of smallies this summer when I started to get all sorts of line twist when I was throwing heavy poppers or bigger terrestrials.  There were times when it was so bad that I could see the fly spin like a propeller on the end of the line

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New Fly Guy – Solve line droop

There are a few things you can do if the tip of your fly line keeps sinking and ruining the drift of your fly.  This is something that is more likely to happen in turbulence or a fast current. You can do is put some paste floatant on the tip of your fly line or

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New Fly Guy – Self Casting Clinic

Nothing like a little visual reality to bring you back to earth… After getting my fly starter kit for Christmas, I’ve been able to get out and practice a bit on the few warm days.  After the last practice, I was feeling pretty good about getting a handle on casting.  The fly was not snagging

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New Fly Guy – Pin Trick

Anyone else out there bugged by hooks with plugged holes from sloppy tying?  I am. Over the last several years, I was frustrated trying to clean these up using the available tools – clipper end and even the Orvis forceps.  I finally hit on sewing needles and pins as an easier to use alternative. Not

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New Fly Guy – Painful Rod Transport Lesson

Last weekend, I was fishing my way from place to place on the Rappahannock to collect pictures for my upcoming book (Wade Fishing the Rappahannock – will publish in December), and took the lazy man’s approach to stowing my rod. I opened the back window on the truck and slid the rod through to rest it

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Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

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Please buy my books! They are cheap (and good)! 
Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

Click on the cover to go to Amazon for both print and Kindle formats.

Please buy my books! They are cheap (and good)! 
Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

Click on the cover to go to Amazon for both print and Kindle formats.

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