Category Archives: Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing for Carp part 2

Fly Fishing for Carp by Debbie Kay

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

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

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

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

Fly Fishing Techniques (Second of 2 Part Series)

Fly Fishing Techniques by Sean Obrien

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.

There are many fly fishing techniques that can be used to increase your odds of landing a fish.  As with most things in regards to any type of fishing, the technique’s effectiveness depends on a number of factors. Continue reading Fly Fishing Techniques (Second of 2 Part Series)

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