Black Stonefly Nymph Fly Pattern (Tie, Fish, Catch)
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Black Stonefly Nymph Fly Pattern (Tie, Fish, Catch)

This guide will provide a comprehensive look at the black stonefly nymph, covering its history, the materials needed to tie it, tying instructions, variations, and effective fishing techniques.
Bead Head Prince Nymph Fly Pattern (Tie, Fish, Catch)
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Bead Head Prince Nymph Fly Pattern (Tie, Fish, Catch)

Understanding the intricacies of the Bead Head Prince Fly Pattern, from its history and materials to the detailed steps of tying it, can elevate your fly fishing experience. This guide aims to prov...
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph [Tie, Fish, Catch]
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Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph [Tie, Fish, Catch]

Among the many fly patterns available to anglers, the bead head hare's ear nymph stands out as a timeless and versatile choice. This nymph pattern has earned its place in the fly boxes of anglers a...
Ultimate Pheasant Tail Nymph Guide [Tie, Fish, Catch]
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Ultimate Pheasant Tail Nymph Guide [Tie, Fish, Catch]

The Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of the most versatile and effective flies used in fly fishing. This guide will walk you through its significance, history, the materials needed, the tying process, va...
Absolute Guide to the Perdigon Nymph [Tie, Fish, Catch]
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Absolute Guide to the Perdigon Nymph [Tie, Fish, Catch]

Originating from Spain and France's competitive fly fishing scenes, Perdigon nymphs have transformed how anglers approach nymph fishing, particularly in fast-moving waters. Their unique design, cha...
Wet Flies vs. Dry Flies: A Comprehensive Guide for Fly Fishing Enthusiasts
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Wet Flies vs. Dry Flies: A Comprehensive Guide for Fly Fishing Enthusiasts

This comprehensive guide delves into the critical distinctions between wet and dry flies, providing insights on when to use each type based on water conditions, fish behavior, and time of day. Addi...
Is the San Juan Worm The Ultimate Fly Fishing Fly?
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Is the San Juan Worm The Ultimate Fly Fishing Fly?

The San Juan Worm is no stranger to the world of fly fishing due to its massive success in this field. Here’s a look at the San Juan Worm and its role as a tool in your fly box. 
Fly Fishing For Striped Bass: All You Need To Know
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Fly Fishing For Striped Bass: All You Need To Know

Fly Fishing for Striped Bass is exciting to the anglers. Learn more about this fishing through this article and enjoy your striper catching.
12 Killer Wet Flies - From 1850s to Today
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12 Killer Wet Flies - From 1850s to Today

A "wet fly" can be described as any type of fly that sinks below the surface of the water with a soft hackle. The name comes from the fact that such flies are designed to sink underwater after bein...
Wet Flies in Fly Fishing - Hooks to Swings
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Wet Flies in Fly Fishing - Hooks to Swings

As a general rule wet flies can be made out of various materials, including hair, wool, or feathers. Each material has its benefits and drawbacks regarding how easy it is to tie a pattern with them...
What Are The Top Euro Nymphing Flies Sizes Everyone Needs?
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What Are The Top Euro Nymphing Flies Sizes Everyone Needs?

As they are known among fly fishers, Euros can be fished anywhere and is typically fished on an extended leader setup. The fly size on your rig will vary depending upon the water type your trying t...
Is Euro Nymphing Really Fly Fishing?
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Is Euro Nymphing Really Fly Fishing?

Euro nymphing has become one of the fastest-growing forms of fly fishing, with thousands of anglers participating worldwide. However, it still doesn't have the same number of participants as tradit...
Best Size Dry Flies for Catching Large Trout
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Best Size Dry Flies for Catching Large Trout

The best size dry fly for trout is different depending on where you are fishing, when you are fishing, what type of water conditions you are in, etc. To name a few factors that will affect the best...
9 Guide Proven Dry Flies to Catch Trout
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9 Guide Proven Dry Flies to Catch Trout

The best dry fly will vary depending on where you fish and what kinds of conditions prevail in your area, as well as the current hatch. You should select a fly based on current weather conditions i...
9 Best Fly Fishing Flies for Brown Trout | Drifthook
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9 Best Fly Fishing Flies for Brown Trout | Drifthook

Brown trout are some of the most popular game fish in North America. They can be found in lakes, streams, and rivers throughout the United States and Canada. Their popularity is mainly due to their...
What Do Nymph Flies Imitate? And Fly Patterns to Match
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What Do Nymph Flies Imitate? And Fly Patterns to Match

A nymph fly, in simple terms, is a trout fly that resembles the naturally occurring insect larvae and nymphal stages of aquatic invertebrates common to streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes.  Find out ...
Rainbow Trout Fly Selection - 5 Guide Flies for Success
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Rainbow Trout Fly Selection - 5 Guide Flies for Success

Rainbow trout can be found in rivers and lakes all over the world, most commonly in the United States. There are several types of flies that resemble small insects, larvae, or crayfish, which rainb...
Best Fly Types to Catch Trout | Drifthook
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Best Fly Types to Catch Trout | Drifthook

Flies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors; some cause vibrations while others stand out more. Knowing which type of flies to use when fishing different waters is essential. As a general rule, ny...
The Perfect Fly Size | Nymphs, Dry Flies, Streamers
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The Perfect Fly Size | Nymphs, Dry Flies, Streamers

Trout usually spawn in the fall when water temperatures drop below sixty degrees Fahrenheit. They lay their eggs in shallow riffles and then leave them alone until they hatch the following springti...
What Flies Do I Have Fly Fishing? Identify Your Flies
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What Flies Do I Have Fly Fishing? Identify Your Flies

Knowing what you're fishing for is one of the most important things about fly fishing. It allows you to choose your equipment and fly selection more accurately than using random gear. When you are ...
How Do You Treat Dry Flies?
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How Do You Treat Dry Flies?

Oftentimes it's the sight of a fly struggling in the surface film that triggers an instinctive reaction. Whether you've recently switched to dry-fly fishing or you're just beginning, know that ther...
Is a Midge a Nymph? A Fly Fishing Perspective
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Is a Midge a Nymph? A Fly Fishing Perspective

There are several different families of midges, all of which have nymphs that closely resemble one another. This is because there is a high degree of convergence between the evolution and developme...
How to Identify Euro Nymphing Flies - Hooks to Hackle
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How to Identify Euro Nymphing Flies - Hooks to Hackle

As a general rule, Euro Nymphing flies are slimmer and more prolonged than typical dry flies. They are designed to sink at a fast rate through the water column to reach the optimal feeding zone for...
How Do You Make Dry Flies Float Better?
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How Do You Make Dry Flies Float Better?

Dry flies, as the name implies, float on the surface of the water. A fly that floats well is more likely to be taken by a fish than one that sinks or drifts along under the surface. Read more on ho...
Top 5 Best Streamers for Trout - And How to Fish Them
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Top 5 Best Streamers for Trout - And How to Fish Them

What are the Best Trout Streamers? There are hundreds of different types of fly patterns available today. However, many of these flies will not catch fish when pursued with the most common methods...
How Much Do Flies Cost? From Manufactured to Hand Tied
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How Much Do Flies Cost? From Manufactured to Hand Tied

Fly fishing flies can be divided into three price categories. The price of flies varies depending on the materials used, the type/class of fly, and how much work goes into making them. This article...
What Flies Are In Season?
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What Flies Are In Season?

As a general rule, Spring is the most dependent on fly selection season of any of the four seasons you fish. Midges, caddis, mayflies, and stoneflies are all significant players in the game of fly ...
Are Nymphs Wet or Dry Flies? - Anglers Break Down the Difference
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Are Nymphs Wet or Dry Flies? - Anglers Break Down the Difference

Beginner anglers prefer dry fly fishing, but using nymphs always proves to be more productive. When it comes to fly fishing, nymphing skills are a must-have. If you don’t, you don’t need to worry, ...
Is a Streamer a Wet Fly? - We Ask A Professional Fly Tier
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Is a Streamer a Wet Fly? - We Ask A Professional Fly Tier

People new to fly fishing have come to use with all types of questions and here at Drifthook Fly Fishing we aim to answer them all.  One of the latest questions we received was, "What is a streamer...
Top 15 Trout Flies for September
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Top 15 Trout Flies for September

A widespread concern that many anglers have, whether they are newcomers to the sport or more advanced and experienced, is what fly to use for trout fishing. This will depend, as it changes from tim...
Identify A Dry Fly – Hooks to Hackle
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Identify A Dry Fly – Hooks to Hackle

Dry fly fishing is the iconic style of fly fishing that most everyone can relate to. It is the style that has been romanticized in movies and is typically is what people think of when someone talks...
Streamer Fly Fishing for Large Trout - Techniques & Setups
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Streamer Fly Fishing for Large Trout - Techniques & Setups

Streamers are popular among fly fishers around the world because they are known to be successful for catching larger fish. Larger fish will often ignore small bait fish, but they will respond agg...
15 Best Trout Flies For August
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15 Best Trout Flies For August

The best fly fishing flies assortment to use in August should perfectly combine the suitable patterns and features that promote light visibility, especially in water bodies with strong currents. We...
Are Dry Flies Better than Nymphs? Let the Battle Begin!
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Are Dry Flies Better than Nymphs? Let the Battle Begin!

Like all sports, fly fishing inspires strong opinions in its fan base. So it should come as no surprise that the question of dry flies vs. nymphs is hotly debated. And like all debates, there are t...
Best Time To Fly Fish For Trout - Full Calendar Guide
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Best Time To Fly Fish For Trout - Full Calendar Guide

It can be challenging to know the best time to go fly fishing, especially when you are new to fly fishing. While it is not impossible to catch fish at any time of the day, knowing a few facts can h...
15 Best Trout Flies for July
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15 Best Trout Flies for July

July has perfect fishing weather. It's the month many fly anglers wait for all year. You shouldn't have to worry about unpredictable weather, and you can expect a boost in the dry fly hatches as we...
Nymphing, Dry Fly or Streamer - What Fly Fishing is the Best?
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Nymphing, Dry Fly or Streamer - What Fly Fishing is the Best?

Let's understand first what exactly fly fishing is about. It's not just about enjoying time among nature and wildlife. It's not just about catching the biggest fish. It's about trying to outwit the...
15 Best Trout Flies for June
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15 Best Trout Flies for June

June is a great time to get out there and get to catching trout. The weather is pleasant enough for you to enjoy it without being so hot that the trout are sluggish, well, depending on exactly wher...
Streamer Flies - Sinking or Floating?  How About Catching!
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Streamer Flies - Sinking or Floating? How About Catching!

Fly fishing streamers are typically one of the most exciting and effective ways to catch big fish. It doesn't matter if you're after trout or bass or anything in the middle of the two; when you hav...
15 Best Trout Flies for May
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15 Best Trout Flies for May

Finding the right fly is super essential if you are a keen angler. It doesn't matter whether you're just starting out or whether you want to bring home a monster trout, this guide will tell you wha...
15 Best Trout Flies for April
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15 Best Trout Flies for April

Some of the top names are the Bow River Bugger, Muddy Buddy, Sparkle Worm, Flashback Pheasant Tail, RS2, and Brassy just to name a few. In the month of April, things are starting to get warmer and...
Match the Hatch Fly Fishing - Video Lesson
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Match the Hatch Fly Fishing - Video Lesson

You feel confident with your fly box and the seasonal hatch chart, and you want to be able to even more closely match what’s in the water that you’re fishing. You’re ready to take it to the next le...
Fly Fishing Flies 101 - What are Fly Fishing Flies?
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Fly Fishing Flies 101 - What are Fly Fishing Flies?

Fly fishing flies are used to help fish trout in rivers. You can visit almost any river, and you'll notice flies in, on, and hovering above the water. These flies are natural food for trout, and to...
15 Best Trout Flies For March
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15 Best Trout Flies For March

This article gives you the 15 best fly fishing flies for trout as you prepare for your fishing experience this March. As spring breaks on us once again, many insects will begin to make the trout me...
15 of the Best Trout Flies for February
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15 of the Best Trout Flies for February

Picking the right fly fishing flies for trout makes all the difference. Whether you opt for midge, stonefly, or egg and worm patterns, it's so important to choose the best fly fishing flies for Feb...
Essential Midge Patterns for Fly Fishing
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Essential Midge Patterns for Fly Fishing

Midge patterns form an essential part of any fly box throughout the fishing year. So, before you dash off on your next fishing expedition, be sure to equip yourself with a few of these ‘killer’ mid...
15 of the Best Trout Flies for January
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15 of the Best Trout Flies for January

Don't be left out in the cold this January. Choose the right trout fly for the season, and it can make all the difference. From midges to streamers, here are the top trout flies to use. Below you c...
How to Pick "The Perfect Fly"
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How to Pick "The Perfect Fly"

The Drifthook Fly Fishing System is built on the idea that the number of aquatic insects at any given time can determine the successful outcome of your fly fishing trip. In this lesson, we will go ...