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Master the Fly Fishing Basics

Fly Fishing Basics by Sean Obrien

Fly fishing is a lot like golf – real mastery only comes once you’ve developed strong fundamentals.  Without mastering the fly fishing basics, the flashier, more advanced techniques will be impossible.  It’s infinitely easier to learn the proper technique to start with than it is to break bad habits that have already formed.

Fly Fishing Basics

But “fundamentals” is a broad topic.  There are many tricks to help perfect your casting form, or tie the correct knots for each connection of your rod and reel combo.  But all of that is wasted if you can’t find the fish.  Ultimately, you’ll need all three of these skills  to start succeeding as a fly fisherman. With that said, here are some tips, tricks and techniques for mastering the basics of fly fishing. Continue reading Master the Fly Fishing Basics

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Finding Elusive Summer Trout (PART 2 OF TROUT FISHING SERIES)

Summer Trout by Sean O’Brien

As the spring melts into the summer months, trout seem not only harder to find, but harder to catch at all.  Trout thrive in cold water, rich in dissolved-oxygen, and like any creature they get sluggish when they don’t get the oxygen they need.  Colder water is more likely to be found in streams and rivers, and accordingly those are more than likely to contain the elusive summer trout than a lake or pond.  This isn’t to say trout can’t be found everywhere in their range, but there are most certainly more and less effective places, times and techniques when fishing summer trout.  To help improve your odds of catching them in the heat of the summer, we’ve provided the following tips. Continue reading Finding Elusive Summer Trout (PART 2 OF TROUT FISHING SERIES)

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Choosing the Right Fly Line Weight

A (Hopefully) Simple Breakdown of Picking the Right Line Weight

Fly Line Weight by Sean O’Brien

There are a ton of variables that affect every aspect of fly fishing. Even if we just look at the different factors that go into picking a fly rod, we have to choose a reel, rod weight, length and material.  And on top of all of that, you need to pick a fly line weight.  But while a lot of the things listed will depend on personal style and preference, fly line weight nearly always boils down to one thing: what are you fishing for?  Using the correct line weight enables you to use the appropriate flies, which will really help you dial in on your target species. Continue reading Choosing the Right Fly Line Weight

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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: 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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