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Fly Fishing U

This page is designed as a resource for those who have begun fly fishing, currently fly fish, or those who maybe have done so for many years. Learning to fly fish is a process, and just like anything to be good at it requires time, study, discipline, and practice…..and most of all time on the water. Don’t get me wrong, books, videos,, and other tools have their place but nothing beats time on the water. I am going into my 37th year of fishing and 25th yr of doing fly fishing as a business, and have a lot of experience teaching all types of folks and have taught and guided hundreds of folks. This you can chisel in stone- – -I guarantee this to be true: There is absolutely no substitute for time on the water. Below are some things you might find useful in your ‘training,’ use it to study and sharpen yourself, but then take it to the next step in getting out on the water somewhere.

BEGINNER’S FAQ Click here

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES

NYMPHING TECHNIQUES

Advanced Nymphing /Hinged Leader Nymphing (great video)  click here

The Leisenring Lift as taught by Gary Borger  click here

BEGINNERS FLYFISHING GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Fly fishing has a wealth of terms used to describe the myriad of equipment, techniques, fish and insect behavior. Some of these terms may be unclear or confusing for the newcomer to fly fishing.  View the glossary  here .

HOW TO UNRAVEL A LEADER WITHOUT CREATING A MESS AND CAUSING A BLOOD PRESSURE SPIKE…

Great piece by Phil Monahan of Orvis….here’s the video clip…you can also read more here .

HOW TO AVOID BREAKING YOUR FLY ROD
Sounds silly, but some great tips on how to avoid a very painful thing…..breaking your rod   click here .

GENERAL FLY FISHING TERMS
Fly-Fishing can often be confusing to newcomers because fly-fishers seem to talk and write in a strange, unknown language. To help take some of the confusion out of the terms bandied about by fly fishers we have compiled this glossary. If you would like a definition for a term that is not listed here, please contact the webmaster. We will get a definition to you and add it to our glossary.   Visit the terms page here .

CHOOSING A FLY LINE
To view a page that will help you make decisions about purchasing a fly line, click here .

Also, RIO Products has designed a dandy fly line selector app, you can install it on your PC, Tablet, smartphone, etc., and its available for Apple and Android and Windows.  Check it out here .

KNOT TYING

ANIMATED FLY FISHING KNOTS
To view a page that will show you some great knots in animated fashion click here.

PRO KNOT KNOT TYING  a great site that you can view knots and print off PDF diagrams.  Click here.

SAFE WADING TECHNIQUES

Important stuff if you plan on wading streams /rivers/really anywhere!…..  Click here .

GREAT GENERAL STUFF/TIPS ETC
Visit Jason Borger’s excellent site here .

ENTOMOLOGY (Studying Trout Stream Insects & How they relate to Fly Fishing)
To view  a site that has some incredible entomological information and some outstanding photographs visit Jason Neuswanger’s website here .

 

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

Treating Water in the Wilderness

Taking Great Photos