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How to Set Up Your First Fly Fishing Outfit

Interest in fly fishing has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade and rightfully so. It is a fun filled, enjoyable and relatively easy sport to learn, which an individual can enjoy for most of their life.

According to Walt Fulps, a long time Missouri fly fishing guide, new fly fishers need to be concerned about three major equipment components when setting up their first fly fishing outfit.

Sole Searching: Find the Perfect Wading Boot Sole

You know that feeling you had in school, the one where you tipped your chair back just a bit too far? Taking a fateful misstep in a trout stream can be an equally heart-stopping experience. While a blunder on crowded opening day may cause a few chuckles—much like taking a tumble in the third grade—plunging into a remote stretch of icy water can literally become a life-and-death situation.

Protect Your Fly Gear: The Case for Cases

When it comes to gear, most fly anglers have no shortage of items on their wish lists. If you’re anything like me, fine fly rods and reels reside somewhere near the top.  The first three on my list would require refinancing my mortgage. That’s why it’s so interesting that, for many of us,

Protect Your Investment: A Guide to Winterizing Your Fly Gear

If you are not lucky enough to live in an area that has a year-round trout fishery, then winterizing your fly gear should be an annual undertaking. Thorough cleaning and storage will keep all your gear performing and looking like new for years to come.

Think Fly Fishing for Brown Trout is Child’s Play? Then Try Central Pennsylvania Streams in the Fall

Among autumn’s challenges is finding the time to squeeze in the many outdoor opportunities that exist at this time of year. One adventure I promised myself this fall was a trip to central Pennsylvania, one aimed at fly fishing for the wild brown trout that prosper in the region’s many limestone spring creeks. While I visit these streams during the spring and summer, come fall, I get wrapped up in other forms of hunting and fishing.  Not this year!

Do You Know How to Match a Fishing Hook to the Fly You’re Tying?

Just as the broadhead is the most important item in the bowhunter’s tool kit, the hook is what gets it done for anglers. Like all tools, you need the right fly fishing hook for the job. That’s because a fly is most effective when tied on the proper frame.

The Secret to Catching More River Trout on a Fly Rod

I was fishing one of our local brook trout rivers the other day when I was reminded of something that makes a huge difference in fly fishing success – fishing current seams. A current seam is a recognizable feature in flowing water where two current flows meet and one is faster than the other due to the geography of the river.