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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?

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.

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.

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. 

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Buy from Drifthook Fly Fishing?
Hello, welcome to Drifthook Fly Fishing. I’m writing this article to show you why you should choose Drifthook Fly Fishing and our popular fly fishing kits.

What to Wear Fly Fishing
Last weekend, on the way to spend the day fishing my favorite spot on the river, I stopped by my favorite fly-fishing store to pick up a few things. I was dressed and ready to go, in my usual fly-fishing vest and hat....

History of Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing Flies: Then and Now
Another discussed topic on fly fishing is when was the fishing fly created? Fly fishing dates back to 200 AD. The first ever reference to the angling fishing method was by Roman author Claudius Aelianus born in 175 AD. Aelian is believed to have written the first-ever account of the fishing method that utilizes artificial flies.