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20 Tips for Fly Fishing in Lakes
If you have been trout fly fishing only in rivers, you need to discover the pleasures and excitement of trout fishing in lakes. It's the perfect day out for anybody who wants a change of horizon and a new fly fishing challenge. However, you might find the new fishing environment confusing, so here are the top 20 tips to help you make the most of your Stillwater fishing adventure

10 Tips for Fly Fishing Big Water (Rivers and Lakes)
Large lakes and large rivers can be overwhelming when you first fly fish on them. Here are 10 Tips for Fly Fishing Big Water. Fly Fishing Tips from techniques, to which equipment to use, to safety aspects to ensure you're not in dangerous territory, and of course, tips to improve the quality of your angling skills.

TOP 25 Places to Catch Large Trout Fly Fishing in America
If you have been searching for the best places to catch large trout fly fishing in America, then you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of twenty-five places that you can go to if you are hoping to catch some pretty big trout. There are so many places across North America that you can expect to catch large trout, and people who live in this country are very lucky as this is not the case all over the world. Obviously, it is not going to be a guarantee that every time you go to one of these places, you are going to come home with a trophy, but these are the great spots that you can head to if you are looking to bag a MONSTER

How to Tie Fly Fishing Knots for Beginners

In this lesson, we will go over the 5 basic knots for successful fly fishing.

1. The Arbor Knot
2. The Blood Knot
3. The Double Surgeon’s Knot
5. The Non-Slip Loop Knot

These knots will help you be successful the next time you go Fly Fishing.

How to Become A Fly Fishing Guide
Are you thinking about becoming a fly fishing guide? Fly fishing can be a great summer job and eventually a fantastic career path. You can either work for a business or you can branch out as an independent guide. There’s certainly profits to gain here, particularly if you are passionate and you are a skilled fisherman. But what will it take for you to succeed here and become a guide that clients love and trust?

How to Start Fly Fishing
If you are thinking about starting fly fishing, you may be at a bit of a loss regarding where to start. A lot of people want to take up a new hobby but they never get around to doing it because they don’t know how to and they are scared to dive into something new. Don’t be! Fly fishing is a lot of fun, and the community is very welcoming. That’s why we have put this guide together! Read on to discover everything you need to know about how to start fly fishing.

How Long Should A Fly Fishing Leader Be?
A frequently asked question here at Drifthook Fly Fishing is, “How long should my leader be?” And the simple answer is… it depends. Well, it depends on a few different factors. During this article, we will go over numerous Leader Setups to help be successful on the water.

How to Fly Fish a Stream
When going fly fishing on a stream, you should consider three essential rules that oversee the fish's life: cover, nourishment source (feeding lane), and current. Continuously have these as a primary focus when you are looking at the stream to place your next cast.


Which knots are used in fly fishing? How do I tie fly fishing knots? These are two of the fly fishing questions I get asked most often. Even my father-in-law has asked me—his biggest holdup with his fly fishing hobby was that he couldn’t remember which knot to use, or how to tie the knots. So I thought I would talk about the top six fly fishing knots that everyone should learn in order to become a better angler. Most of the time, you will only need two of these knots (the Double Surgeon’s Knot and the Improved Clinch Knot) because as soon as you get a few of them tied you will not need to tie them again until you’re changing out your fly line, which doesn’t happen that often.

How to Fly Fish
So, you want to learn how to fly fish? Fly Fishing is a great hobby and even considered a sport in many areas as well. Fly fishing attracts people for many reasons. Whether you are looking for a challenge or you desire a connection with nature, you can learn how to fly fish and enjoy every bit of it. However, before getting started, there are certain things you should know. It isn't just about catching the fish. You should know how to get started, what gear to use, and more.

How to Fly Fish for Trout?
Have you been into fishing for a while, but you want to expand your skills and try a different type of fishing?  If so, you should know that many people love to fly fishing for trout. Fly fishing may be something you are interested in as well....