New Fly Guy

New Fly Guy – Basic Strategy

It’s been three months since I started fly fishing, what have I learned about strategies, flies, and the proper fish attack weapons? Here’s where I am (and welcome advice): Rods:  On small water that is covered with trees (Big Hunting Creek, Accotink, Morgan Run), use a 7 foot, 4 wt rod.  On the bigger water

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New Fly Guy – Announcement

I mentioned before that I am committed to learn to fly fish this coming season.  On Christmas, I will break open a starter fly fishing kit that the Basswife will give me (she is great at taking hints) and the voyage will begin.  I’ll start a new section of the blog that will chronicle this

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New Fly Guy – A Devastating New Trick?

Update: I tried to do this.  It turns out that “floating trout worms” don’t really float like a popper.  They drift in the middle of the water column and do not give the effect I envisoned.  I still need to try this with spin gear using the Gulp floating worms. I even tried cutting out

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire?

“Really honey, it was THIS big!”  Who has not exaggerated the size of the catch? After all, fishing is one of the areas where, for many of us, size does matter. The reason we all have such a poor reputation for honesty is that none of us has eyeballs that are calibrated with anything approaching

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Equipment – Knot Strength

You should get this months issue of Field & Stream if the only thing you read is the article by John Merwin titled, “The Ultimate Line Experiment.”  John discusses the best knots to use for different situations and completed a thorough regimen of strength testing that reveals some surprising results. The article includes a discussion

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A Frog’s Fanny Surrogate

Lon put me onto this.  Apparently, the main ingredient of Frog’s Fanny is hydrophobic fumed silica.  I’m sure they have some other secret sauce mixed in there as well, but the fumed silica looks like it will do the job just as well.  I tried it on some dry flies and did not detect any

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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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