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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...

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.


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.

Is Fly-Fishing Right for You? 10 Ways to Know for Sure

I believe that just about anyone can enjoy the outdoor sport of fly-fishing, but here are 10 specific ways to know if fly-fishing is the right activity for you. Although you don’t have to agree with all 10, I think you’ll have got the most out of a new fly-fishing hobby if you agree with most of them.

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....