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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


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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.

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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.


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What Is A Fly Fishing Dropper?
When you start fly fishing, you will typically fish with just one fly, which is known as a point fly and is attached to the end of your leader, however, as you start to gain a bit more experience you may decide to add a second or even third fly to your line. It's these additional flies that are called 'droppers.' Read on to find out more about why many anglers choose to fish with droppers, common mistakes you can make when fishing with droppers, and how to tie a dropper onto your leader yourself.

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Streamer Fly Fishing for Beginners

Streamer fishing is the closest thing in fly fishing to what most fishermen start out with—lure fishing. Like lures, streamers imitate smaller fish, baitfish, scallops, and other common aquatic life such as leeches or crayfish. Streamer fishing is exciting because you are constantly moving, retrieving your line, and covering lots of water. It is also exciting because when a trout hits your streamer, it feels like a bull is pulling on the other side of the line.


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Dry Fly Fishing for Beginners
Dry fly fishing is one of the most exciting styles of fly fishing because you actually see the trout come up out of its hiding place to eat your fly. It can be one of the most exciting things to see when fishing—and what typically gets newcomers coming back again and again. The reason it is called dry fly fishing is that your fly, in essence, stays “dry” as it floats on the surface. 

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How Much Is Fly Fishing Gear? And What Should You Spend?
Are you investigating fly fishing gear prices? If so, you need to read this post. It gives you information on kit pricing, features, and what to consider before parting with your money. Mid-range fly fishing kits typically cost between $300 and $500. These sets include all the basics, such as rod, reel, flies and more...

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Does Fly Fishing Use Hooks?
Fly fishing can be confusing when you’re first getting started. You may wonder whether hooks are used or which type of hooks best suit your needs. We’ll answer all your fly fishing hook questions here.

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Can You Fly Fish Without Waders?
Waders are considered essential wear by seasoned fly fishermen. But can you fly fish without them? We take a close look at the pros and cons of waders to see if you can do without them or if they are essential.

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Fly Fishing with Nymphs for Beginners

So, what is fly fishing with nymphs or nymphing?

Nymphing is the fly fishing technique that utilizes the nymph or emerger fly patterns under the water. Historically, the first nymph fishing was used with what today we would call traditional wing wet flies. These were used in tandem up to 10 flies across, both under the water and on the surface. As time progressed and fly tiers concentrated more on mimicking species, the nymph was developed and is used today. Today’s modern nymph fly uses natural and synthetic materials, including weighted presentations to bring the fly down into the feeding zone where fish will bite.  Check out the rest of the video to find out more.


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Do You Need A Tippet To Fly Fish? Find Out Here

Attaching the fly to your tippet helps to mimic the realistic movement of the insect and nymph behaviors, essential in fly fishing. But, while a standard part of fly fishing gear, the tippet is not always needed to have an enjoyable fly fishing experience. Knowing when to keep or ditch it makes a huge difference.


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Why Is Fly Fishing Called Fly Fishing?
Enthusiastic anglers have been able to find books sharing instructions and tips on how to fly fish, fly fishing rod, line, hook, and how to make fly fishing flies since the 15th century. Described in 1653 by English writer Izaak Walton as "the contemplative man's recreation," it seems that the process of using artificial flies to catch fish has been part of human history for around 2,000 years. One question that modern-day hobbyists need to be answered, though, is when did the fly appear in fly fishing?

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What Type of Fish Do You Catch Fly Fishing?
Popularized as the trout fish fishing method, fly fishing is a freshwater angling technique to catch salmon and grayling.  Artificial flies can also target sea species such as snook and redfish. Fly fishing combined with the appropriate gear, fly, and casting method can catch any fish in any water.

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How Do I Start Fly Fishing Today?

For many of us with interest in the open air, spending hours in nature, and relaxing next to a beautiful riverside, fly fishing can be the perfect hobby. It not only gives us plenty of excitement but can teach us such practical virtues like patience, hard work, and respect for our natural environment.

To start fly fishing today, you will need to do the following...


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Reading The Water - Fly Fishing For Beginners
In this article, we will go into the art of reading the water. You might ask, why do I need to learn how to read the water, or what do you mean by reading the water, is it a book? Reading the water is finding the most optimal place that trout inhabit and where they will be feeding.

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