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The Art Of Fly Fishing

What is fly fishing? For most people, fishing is just fishing. Throw some bait on a line, toss it in the water and wait for a nibble, but for fly fishing enthusiasts, it’s so much more. An ancient angling method, fly fishing is a method that was initially developed primarily for catching trout and salmon. Currently, however, it is also used to catch pike, carp, bass and other species. Fly fishing uses an artificial fly as bait, which is tied to a hook with the use of thread, feathers, fur and........ Read More

Fly Fishing In Montana

Fly fishing for wild trout in a mountain river among beautiful scenery is the dream of many anglers. In Montana, that fly fishing dream can become a reality. Montana offers superb fly fishing for wild trout in dozens of beautiful rivers and countless alpine lakes. The scenery is spectacular, and while some waters are quite popular, fishing pressure on most of the rivers and lakes in Montana can be surprisingly low. Unique among other western trout waters, Montana manages most of its rivers........ Read More

Fly Fishing In Ontario

Canada certainly has some excellent places to fly fish, but none offer as many opportunities as Ontario. You can catch a variety of fish in Ontario’s rivers and streams. Species like walleye, pike, muskie, and trout abound in trophy size. Just as the fish are abundant, so are the fishing lodges. Many of the places you can fly fish in Ontario are accessible only by float plane, but once you get to a fishing spot, you will be met with some spectacular scenery as well as many opportunit........ Read More

Fly Fishing Tackle

When we refer to fly fishing tackle, we are really talking about the tools and supplies you need to become an effective fly fisherman. Tackle is basically the equipment you use to catch fish. The basic tackle includes a rod, reel, line, and hooks and lures. You will want to pay special attention to the type of tackle that you carry with you when you are on a fly fishing trip. Your rod is your most important part of fly fishing tackle. It will make or break your fishing trip. Having t........ Read More

Fly Fishing - The Simple Art

In its simplicity, fly fishing transcends the commonplace to become art itself. Years ago I used to live in the Berkshires, the heavily forested and hilly land of Western Massachusetts, home to writers, theater folk, artists of all types. It is a beautiful place, a land rich with natural beauty. Its rivers and lakes boast trout of all kinds - brook, brown, rainbow, even tiger trout (a cross between a female brown and male brook trout) and fishing with flies is deeply embedded in the anglin........ Read More

Specialized Clothing For Fly Fishing

Compared to outdoor clothing for camping or hunting, clothing designed for fly fishing is somewhat specialized. Fly fishermen spend time partly on land and partly in the water, making their clothing needs somewhat unique. The special items needed for fly-fishing includes waders, a fishing vest, rain gear, underwear, polarized sunglasses, gloves, and a hat. For fly fishing, hip or chest waders are just about essential. Hip waders are good for fishing in small streams but have there limitatio........ Read More

Fly Fishing Vests

One of the most important pieces of apparel you can have when you take up fly fishing is a quality vest. You have a lot of choices when looking at fly fishing vests, so you will want to choose carefully. It’s important that your vest meets your needs, so consider your options before settling on one. All fly fishing vests come with a variety of pockets in different shapes and sizes. You will want a vest that comes with enough pockets to hold your fishing gear, but not too many lest yo........ Read More

Fly Fishing – Catch And Release Yourself

When fly fishing, many anglers prefer to catch and release their fly fishing prizes. Still, what should you do when you’re the prize? That’s Gotta Hurt If you become a fly fishing fanatic, you will inevitably hook yourself one day. Of course, this has never happened to me, but my “friends” have done it repeatedly. Being a thoughtful and observant person, I’ve seen how they go about unhooking themselves from a fly. Again, this is never happened to me. Ever. No, I won’t take a lie de........ Read More

Fly Fishing Redefined

Fly Fishing. A sport for the crafty and gifted and a form of recreation for the patient. Throughout the years many have claimed that they have discovered the secrets and have yet to unveil more. Yes, they have shared tons of these secrets and we have read about them, more than once. As I have discovered myself, these secrets have been repeated countless of times by different people too, claiming they themselves discovered it. We don’t pass judgment, we applaud them. We have learned and ........ Read More

Fly Fishing: The World’s Best Hopspots

Developed mainly for salmon and trout, fly fishing is a special angling method whose origins are lost in the mist of time. Initially, real flies and worms were used as baits, bur as time passed and plastic and rubber were invented, artificial flies replaced the real ones. The rods were made from wood at first, but are now made from polycarbonate and glass fiber. The artificial fly is very light, however the line is heavy, helping the bait sink. Places to go fly-fishing Many stories have been to........ Read More

Bamboo Fly Fishing Rods

Beyond a doubt the best fly fishing rod material is good bamboo properly selected, cured, split, glued, and correctly proportioned. It possesses strength combined with lightness, resiliency, pliancy, power and balance in greater degree than either steel or solid woods. Formerly anglers and rod makers could draw fine distinctions between male and female Calcutta and Tonkin " canes," but under present conditions good Calcutta is very rare and the word " Calcutta " is be¬coming merely a trade te........ Read More

Fly Fishing Styles

Fly fishing is very different than fishing with a lure or worm type baits. The fly fisherman uses a artificial fly consisting of bites of feathers, foam, hide, fur, yarn, and other materials to be tried on to a hook that make it appealing to the type of fish you are catching. Every fly fisherman has his own type of flies he like to use some purchase them and then some of us like to tie our own. Fly tying is more of an art with basic training which most people can learn over a short period of t........ Read More

Fly Fishing Lures

In the general sport of fishing, you use lures to catch your fish; however, when you are fly fishing, the word lure only marginally applies. Sure, you are trying to lure the fish to your bait, but when you are fly fishing, you use flies to entice the fish. So when we talk about lures in the sport of fly fishing, we are really speaking about flies. You see, fish eat bugs. They rely on flies, grasshoppers, and other insects for their food source. When you are fly fishing, you attempt to........ Read More

History Of Fly Fishing

Fly fishing has been around in various forms for many years. Early historical records indicate that Macedonian fishermen were using artificial flies to catch fish as early as the second century. The Roman Claudius Aelianus described the Macedonian anglers as using six-foot rods with six-foot line. Aelianus detailed how the Macedonian fishermen would craft artificial flies from a hook with red wool and insect wings tied on. These Macedonian fishermen were apparently quite successful with their ........ Read More

Fly Fishing Show

When you are an avid fly fisherman, attending a fly fishing show can be an integral part of your mastery in the sport. Fly fishing shows offer so much valuable information, attending one is virtually required if you want to improve your skills and stay up to date on the latest equipment and techniques. One of the biggest traveling shows is “The Fly Fishing Show”. This show annually travels to some of the most popular fly fishing destinations like Bellevue, Washington, Denver, Colora........ Read More


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