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Is Nymphing Really Fly Fishing?
Fishing has so many techniques and methods that it might be hard for you to determine the right approach. Many consider fly fishing as just casting...

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What Time of Day is Best for Dry Fly Fishing?
A wise man once said, "The best time to fish is when they're biting." There's certainly truth to this bit of understatement, as fish will indeed feed at any hour of the day. However, if you're dry fly fishing, there are particular times of day when fish are more likely to be lured by this type of fly fishing technique.

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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 help you fish a lot smarter.

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Basic Guide to Nymphing when Fly Fishing
Nymphing is the method of fishing using artificial flies that resemble young aquatic insects, larval, or other sub-aquatic life forms such as worms and crustaceans that trout find attractive. In other words, fly fishing is the process of catching a large quantity of fish in almost any water body at any time of the year.

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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 fish, be cunning, be more intelligent than the fish you're trying to catch. But if you were to break out the types of fly fishing which one would you say is the best?  Read more to find out what we think.

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Practice Fly Casting Without a Fly - Hone your skills
Are you new to fly fishing? Do you want to learn how to fly fish for trout? In this post, you’ll learn how you can practice your fly casting without a fly and what to do to improve your technique.

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Nymphing Rigs for Fly Fishing - Success Starts Here

Fly fishing is a great sport but it isn’t always a walk in the park, which is why nymph rigs are incredible assets for when heading out the water. However, with so many to choose from, it can be tough to pick the ones that will work in most conditions. Thankfully, our post is here to point out the best fly fishing kits that will hook everything from brown trout to rainbow trout.


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What Fly Line Setups For Trout Should You Use?
When it comes to fly fishing flies for trout, few things matter more than your line setups. Here at Drifthook Fly Fishing, we've put together a near-comprehensive guide on everything you need to know on fly line setups for trout.

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Sight Fishing for Trout - The Beginner's Guide
Sight fishing is a visual method for catching trout, and it's great fun. As the name suggests, sight fishing involves spotting fish in the water first and then trying to get them hooked on your fly. Although it can be difficult, sighting the fish before you cast does give you a bit of an edge.

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Fly Fishing for Trout in Still Water - The Beginners Guide
Trout in ponds and lakes require different procedures and skills to succeed in catching them. Need to get more fish? Here are tips and insights on casting trout, the flies to use, and how to present them to enhance your catch rate when fly fishing for trout in still waters.

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Where Do Fly Fishermen Stand In The Water?
Pull-on your chest waders and start to get comfortable in the water before you cast your line. When trout fly fishing, anglers need to be standing at the optimum position to catch trout. This often means moving from the shallows to deeper water - no matter the body of water. Anglers have to suit up and stand in the right place to stay steady while they cast their line. 

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Fly Fishing With Split Shot - The Beginners Guide
A split shot is a small round piece of metal or metallic past that anglers use to add weight to their tippet or leader. Adding a split shot below or above your fly pattern adds weight, which will get sink your pattern faster to get to the optimal feeding zones more quickly. This also allows you to make more extended drops, and paired with the correct amount, can make the fly pattern sink in gradually and attract those elusive fish.  Find out more about split shot here>

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