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How To Cast Fly Fishing For Beginners
During this video, we will cover the basics of how to cast fly fishing. We will demonstrate how to properly cast a fly the first time you’re on the water. Remember, practice makes perfect, and even after fly fishing for 30+ years, I still work on my form every day to improve my abilities. We will cover typical overhead casting and a slightly more advanced cast called the roll cast. Both of these simple moves can be used on every stretch of water.

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10 Fly Fishing Casting Tips for Beginners
Anglers have been fly fishing for centuries, and it is a style of fishing that is about the casting technique of the fly line, due to the lightweight nature of the rod and the artificial fly. Fly fishing can be enjoyed in freshwater or saltwater, still water or rivers and its tributaries. Here are 10 essential tips to help you improve your fly fishing casting right now.

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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
4. THE IMPROVED CLINCH KNOT
5. The Non-Slip Loop Knot

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


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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?

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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.

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Fly Fishing Line for Beginners
In this video, we will go over all the essentials of your Fly Fishing line. Now that we have reviewed your fly rod, let’s talk about the line and its components. Along with reviewing the line, we will show you the knots used to connect each section.

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How Does Fly Fishing Work?
Fly fishing is a form of fishing that uses a lightweight artificial fly as bait. These artificial flies can represent everything from Mayflies to Baitfish and in-between. The casting techniques are different from other typical lure or bait fishing because the weight of the line projects the fly versus the weight of the lure when using traditional spinner fishing techniques. 

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Beginners Guide To A Fly Rod
In this video, Drifthook Fly Fishing explains the ins and outs of today's modern fly rod. Most rods on the market come in 4-piece or 2-piece secti...

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Casting Decisions: Saltwater vs. Freshwater Fly Fishing
The overall experience of a saltwater fly fishing outing differs in many ways from that of a freshwater one. When you’re trolling for marine fish in the open ocean or along the beach, you can expect to wrestle with bigger, more powerful fish that will take you on intense 100-yard runs with plenty of twists and turns. Though wrestling tough guys is the norm out on the river, too, the longer distances in the open ocean can make for a totally different experience reeling things in.

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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.

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Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

Drifthook Fly Fishing goes through the gear needed for the beginner fly fisher and some basic safety tips for fishing on the water.


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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.

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