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5 Easy Steps on How to Tie a Dropper when Fly Fishing
There are many different things to learn about when it comes to fly fishing, and one is how to tie a dropper. This is a small part of tippet tied to your leader, enabling you to fish several flies on the same cast or leader. With that being said, read on to discover everything you need to know about using a dropper.

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How to Fly Fish in Fast-Moving Water [Step-by-Step Guide]
Springtime is a great time for Fly Fishing. But warmer weather, rain and snowmelt is going to bring those water levels up so knowing how to fish in fast-moving water is critical. This guide will explain everything you need to know, including some valuable tips on fly fishing in water that is fast-moving.

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7 Pro Tips to Fly Fishing a Mountain Stream
Fly fishing amidst stunning scenery in small mountain streams is like poetry in motion. The magnificent scenery, plentiful trout, and pleasant climate away from the city's hustle and bustle, making for a fun-filled fishing vacation. But you need to consider a few things if you’ve not fished in a mountains stream before.

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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 that means more activity is starting on the water.  To be prepared you should have a good assortment of nymphs, streamers and emergers when going out on the water

Here is a breakdown of our Top 15 Fly Fishing Flies for the Month of April


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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 level. You can be almost as successful using the seasonal hatch chart with the fly boxes as you can with the system I'm about to show you, but if you're ready to be as precise as possible, this is the way to go.

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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 today we're going to talk in-depth about what fly fishing flies are and how they can help your fishing experience. Essentially, here's a fly fishing 101 for anyone that's new to the game or would like to learn more about the trade to improve their skills.

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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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Fly Fishing for Stocked Trout in Rivers and on Still Water
Fly fishing offers a great challenge to those who want to learn new skills and truly test their angling skills, but it takes more than technique to bag yourself a truly impressive trout. From the time of year to the fly that you use, this guide will give you everything you need to know about fly fishing for stocked trout both in rivers and on still water.

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What Trout See, Hear and Smell - Advanced Fly Fishing Tips
In this lesson, we will go into specific tips that will help when you’re scouting for MONSTER trout. I would like to start with what you need to know before you even get to the water. I’m not talking about how to cast, or which flies to use.

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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 menu. Therefore, it is vital to know the top trout flies for this period, as these will be the difference between a consistent catch and going home empty-handed. So, don’t let this spring period end without you making the best fishing experience out of it.

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How to Read Water | Fly Fishing | Flies and Techniques
When going on a fishing trip, the ideal would be to locate the fish as soon as possible to ensure a successful experience. Reading the water means using different techniques and knowledge that enable you to determine where the most fish lie accurately. In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know to successfully read the water and find fish more effortless than ever before.

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What do I Need to Start Fly Fishing?
If you’re planning to pick a new hobby, then you should consider fly fishing. This involves walking into the water or standing beside it, casting your line attached to a small fly, and mimicking the movements of a fly. Fly fishing is a great fishing style, but do you have everything you need to get started?

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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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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 February. This article will take you through fly fishing flies 101 and the best flies to use. Below is a list of the best fly fishing flies for February.

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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’ midge patterns. And we’re here to help you with nine essential options.

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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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Traveling With Your Fly Fishing Gear
Planning an adventurous trip is usually pretty straightforward; purchase the plane tickets, rent a vehicle online, book a perfectly located hotel room or AirBnB, etc. But when planning a fly fishing trip that requires thought around the gear you’ll be using, there are a ton of micro but critical details to keep in mind

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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 can see a list of the best trout flies to use in January.

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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 over the breakdown of our Nymph Frenzy fly box and our DHFF Seasonal Hatch Chart to give you the optimal success on the water at any given time.

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15 of the Best Trout Flies for Lakes
Choosing the right flies for trout fly fishing can make all the difference. From nymphs to streamers, here are some of the top trout flies to use for lakes.

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15 of the BEST Fly Fishing Flies for Rivers!
If you have a trip to the river planned, you may be wondering which kinds of flies to pack in your bag. The good news is that we’ve done the legwork for you and put together a handy list of the top 15 fishing flies for rivers. Whether you’re searching for fly fishing flies for trout, or you’re a beginner looking to invest in your first fly fishing flies assortment, we’ve got you covered.

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Fly Fishing Flies and Their Uses
Whether you're a seasoned fisherman or just getting started, one of the most important things to get right is the lure you're using. Fly fishing is a little different from traditional fishing, so it's important to understand nuances such as bait selection. This post will be looking at some of the most common fly fishing flies and their uses and explaining a bit about fly fishing to help beginners understand why fly selection is essential.

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20 Top Trout Flies for October
Whether you’re new to fly fishing or you’ve been angling for decades, it’s important to have the right equipment when you’re on the water. When it comes to trout fishing, there’s nothing more important than choosing the right flies. From nymphs and emergers to streamers, you’ll want to have the right combination of flies to increase your catch.

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