Believe it or not, there are a lot of different reasons to try the sophisticated art of fly fishing on the humble (and sometimes reviled) carp. These invasive fish are often considered “trash fish,” and ignored by serious fishermen. However, there are some very good reasons not to ignore the carp and why they are a natural fit to fly fishing: Continue reading Fly Fishing for Carp part 2→
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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By Gerry Frederick
If you have been a fly fisher for years you probably have been called upon to assist...
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→
This is part two of a fly fishing series In our last article, which can be viewed here. We looked at the three basic types of flies that are commonly used. Now we will get a little more in depth about when and how to use them.