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How to determine the right fly for the right fish
By: Brian Dickey
If you're looking for an easy to follow list of flies I am going to disappoint you. Finding the right fly goes hand in hand with deciding on the right line, the right leader, the right area, the right temperature and of course, the right...
By: Richard Lloyd Evans
Fly fishing in a lovely, natural environment is fast becoming a rare thing in this growing, ever more industrializing world. But head to Ireland, where fly fishing is imbedded deep into her culture, and you can find the finest fishing in the world. In fact...
By: Eric Halloran
Trout Fishing Tricks and TipsThink like a trout - no matter whether you dunk worms, chuck metal, or cast flies, if you can understand the motivation inside that puny piscatorial brain, you'll have a much better chance of stimulating a strike.Here's what goes through...
By: Brian Lambie - 265891
A Taste Of Salt I first saw him rise where the river ran clear and fast over gravel. He half rolled on the surface and his markings were plainly visible. Red speckles showed briefly on the gleaming flank and tail and I saw the gold...
By: Eric Halloran
The elk hair caddis is a simple fly to tie, uses inexpensive materials and is a great beginner dry fly to use. It floats well and unlike mayfly imitations can be skidded across the surface with positive results. You tie the fly using a standard...
By: Eric Halloran
My first fish on a fly came many, many years after my first attempts. Fly fishing is not an easy sport to break into and I certainly would have benefited from hiring a guide.Twenty years after picking up a fly rod as a boy...
How to fly fish for smallmouth bass
By: Cole Holt
Smallmouth bass are some of the toughest freshwater fish to land. Once hooked, you can be sure you'll have an exciting fight on your hands thanks to their acrobatics and powerful runs. If you plan on fly fishing for smallmouth bass, there are a few...
By: Eric Halloran
The Bluefish is a voracious eater with a mouthful of sharp teeth and a deeply forked tail. They are built for speed, and run anywhere from a few ounces (snappers) to twenty pounds. Bluefish are distributed throughout the east coast of US but can be...
By: L. Woodrow Ross
The double haul cast is a tool that will help you to become a more versatile fly caster. Like most tools, it should only be used when it is the best tool for the job. This cast is useful for long distance casting and casting...
By: Rex Trulove
One of the biggest challenges for a beginning fly fisherman is summed up well in the question, "Where's the fish?" The best technique in the world, combined with the best equipment and flies, will do little good if you try to fish where the...

 

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