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Get Started Fly Fishing Part 4: Fly Casting

Mastering the Art of Fly Casting is a Tall Order for Newbiews, but It Can be Done

by Gerry Frederick

If Caddis flies and foam lines are a fly fishers best friend, what are our enemies?  There are only a couple, but they can cause enough trouble to send us home frustrated and empty handed.  Even if we think we have all the right gear, that’s only the beginning. Continue reading Get Started Fly Fishing Part 4: Fly Casting

Get Started Fly Fishing, Part 3: Reading Water

An Introduction to a Trout Fisherman’s Most Vital Skill – Reading Water

by Gerry Frederick

Great fishing holes and hot spots can be easy to find when you live in the trout rich Pacific Northwest.  However, just finding a good location on the river is only the start.  Once you find yourself standing at the waters edge, what’s next?  Take a moment to read the  water. Continue reading Get Started Fly Fishing, Part 3: Reading Water

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Get Started Fly Fishing, Part 2: Fly Presentation

Don’t Waste Your Time With Knots When Fly Presentation Is the Key

by Gerry Frederick

Okay, now we’re on the water with all the gear we need (and probably a bunch of stuff we don’t need).  The fly box is bursting at the seams.  The location has been agonizingly researched.  We’re ready, a little poorer but a lot smarter.  Now what’s the most important thing we need to know? Continue reading Get Started Fly Fishing, Part 2: Fly Presentation

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Get Started Fly Fishing Part: 1 The Basics

 

by Gerry Frederick

Now that fly fishing has become fairly mainstream, it’s enjoying a rather large influx of beginners each season.  These newcomers are getting younger, and the percentage of ladies among them increases every year.  That second group is especially significant;  some evidence suggests that women comprise the largest group of newcomers to the sport. Continue reading Get Started Fly Fishing Part: 1 The Basics

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Late Season Fly Fishing Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Late Season Fly Fishing

By Gerry Frederick

Late season fly-fishing in the Canadian Rockies is certainly the prime time.  We wait all year for school to start and all the tourists to head home.  Continue reading Late Season Fly Fishing Canadian Rockies

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