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Is Fly Fishing Dangerous?
Fly fishing is an incredibly exciting and relaxing hobby, but it isn't always 100% safe. In this article, we'll show the reasons why it can be dangerous and how to avoid major pitfalls. With this advice, you'll never have to worry about anything other than catching fish when you go fly fishing.

Is Fly Fishing More Effective?
If you're wondering which method of fishing will catch you the most fish, you've come to the right place. Drifthook has explored whether fly fishing is more effective than other types, which options are available, and when it might be best to try something else.

What Does a Fly Fisherman Need?
Fly fishing is a sport that is accessible to anyone and offers many benefits. It can help you increase focus, de-stress, and relax. But what fly fishing gear do you need to get started?

Fly Fishing: Is It Elitist?
You might have heard the opinion that fly fishing is an elitist sport. But that opinion couldn't be more wrong. Fly fishing is a sport that can be done by everyone, no matter what your age or what walk of life you are from.

How Do You Fly Fish with Leech Patterns?
As leeches are commonly found in freshwater, they are avidly eaten by trout and other species of fish. In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about using leech patterns successfully while fly fishing so you can enhance your success levels.

How to Fly Fish a River - For Beginners
Pull-on your chest waders, and get ready to start fly fishing in the river. All you need to begin is a fly rod, a set of flies curated for your fishing adventure and a basic understanding of the best locations, how fish behave, and the different techniques that can be used. Find out all of these things here!

Fly Fishing Essentials For Beginners
In this article, we will dive in the detailed specifics of what exactly fly fishing is, how you can get started in it, what kind of equipment you are going to need and how you can be sure that you are going to be successful in the act of fly fishing itself. At the end of the article, you will have a solid grasp on what you need to do, and you should be ready to hit the ground running in the world of fly fishing.

How to Land Trout on a Fly Rod for Beginners
Now that you have set the hook on that MONSTER TROUT, we will show you how to land it. Remember, as you set the hook in a downstream motion to capture the fly into the top of the trout’s mouth, he will do one of three things… He will head upriver… He will head downriver… Or he will head across-river. Find out what to do in this video when that happens.

How Do You Fly Fish with Emergers? Let Us Guide You
You might be wondering – how do you fly fish with emergers, or what is an emerger?  Emergers are used in fly fishing to imitate certain emerging insects such as Midges, Mayfly and Caddis that are hatching out of the water. When fly fishing, one of the essential pieces of your kit is emergers. But what are they? And how do you use them? Let us show you.

How To Fly Fishing For Lake Trout - Strategy, Gear, Tactics

Many species of trout live in a lake. These can range from Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, and hybrids such as the Tiger Trout or Splake Trout.  And these can be found throughout the world.  Want to learn how to start fly fishing for lake trout? This guide will equip you with everything you need to get started!

Setting the Hook - Fly Fishing for Beginners
Have you ever wondered when a fish is hitting your fly? 
Or when you should set the hook?
In our latest video, we will discuss the HIT and when to set your hook.  Most instructors do not focus at all on the hit, assuming that a new fisherman will automatically know when a fish is going for their fly. In this lesson, I’m going to break down the three times you will have a hit and how to know the difference between a hit and when your fly is simply dragging on the bottom.

Does Fly Fishing Catch More Fish? We Think So & Why

One of the unique things about fly fishing is that every detail of your cast can be customized to specifically target the sort of fish you're aiming for. You can utilize a general-use fly rod, or you can opt to purchase a rod that has been designed to assist you in specific ways. Combined with the endless amount of techniques and combinations it gives you the most optimal approach at catching large amounts of fish.