Rainbow Trout Fly Selection - 5 Guide Flies for Success
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Rainbow Trout Fly Selection - 5 Guide Flies for Success

Rainbow trout can be found in rivers and lakes all over the world, most commonly in the United States. There are several types of flies that resemble small insects, larvae, or crayfish, which rainb...
Best Fly Types to Catch Trout | Drifthook
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Best Fly Types to Catch Trout | Drifthook

Flies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors; some cause vibrations while others stand out more. Knowing which type of flies to use when fishing different waters is essential. As a general rule, ny...
The Perfect Fly Size | Nymphs, Dry Flies, Streamers
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The Perfect Fly Size | Nymphs, Dry Flies, Streamers

Trout usually spawn in the fall when water temperatures drop below sixty degrees Fahrenheit. They lay their eggs in shallow riffles and then leave them alone until they hatch the following springti...
What Flies Do I Have Fly Fishing? Identify Your Flies
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What Flies Do I Have Fly Fishing? Identify Your Flies

Knowing what you're fishing for is one of the most important things about fly fishing. It allows you to choose your equipment and fly selection more accurately than using random gear. When you are ...
How to Start Fly Fishing When You Don't Have a Clue About It
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How to Start Fly Fishing When You Don't Have a Clue About It

Suppose you are thinking of a different kind of sport where you will explore the outdoors more. Then, you see a random person post a giant bass caught from the river near your living place on your ...
How Do You Treat Dry Flies?
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How Do You Treat Dry Flies?

Oftentimes it's the sight of a fly struggling in the surface film that triggers an instinctive reaction. Whether you've recently switched to dry-fly fishing or you're just beginning, know that ther...
Is a Midge a Nymph? A Fly Fishing Perspective
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Is a Midge a Nymph? A Fly Fishing Perspective

There are several different families of midges, all of which have nymphs that closely resemble one another. This is because there is a high degree of convergence between the evolution and developme...
How to Identify Euro Nymphing Flies - Hooks to Hackle
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How to Identify Euro Nymphing Flies - Hooks to Hackle

As a general rule, Euro Nymphing flies are slimmer and more prolonged than typical dry flies. They are designed to sink at a fast rate through the water column to reach the optimal feeding zone for...
When to Use a Streamer Fly Fishing - Guide Secrets

When to Use a Streamer Fly Fishing - Guide Secrets

Streamers are very effective flies for fly fishing and can be used in a variety of different situations. We use streamers because trout like to eat fish, and larger fish need larger meals. And when...
How Do You Make Dry Flies Float Better?
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How Do You Make Dry Flies Float Better?

Dry flies, as the name implies, float on the surface of the water. A fly that floats well is more likely to be taken by a fish than one that sinks or drifts along under the surface. Read more on ho...
Fly Fishing Season in the US - Trout to Tarpon
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Fly Fishing Season in the US - Trout to Tarpon

Fly fishing can be done year-round provided one is prepared for the colder weather. The fly fishing season starts when trout can be caught on artificial flies that resemble insects or other food so...
Top 5 Best Streamers for Trout - And How to Fish Them
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Top 5 Best Streamers for Trout - And How to Fish Them

What are the Best Trout Streamers? There are hundreds of different types of fly patterns available today. However, many of these flies will not catch fish when pursued with the most common methods...
How Much Do Flies Cost? From Manufactured to Hand Tied
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How Much Do Flies Cost? From Manufactured to Hand Tied

Fly fishing flies can be divided into three price categories. The price of flies varies depending on the materials used, the type/class of fly, and how much work goes into making them. This article...
What Flies Are In Season?
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What Flies Are In Season?

As a general rule, Spring is the most dependent on fly selection season of any of the four seasons you fish. Midges, caddis, mayflies, and stoneflies are all significant players in the game of fly ...
Fly Fishing for Bass - Essential Tips & Tricks
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Fly Fishing for Bass - Essential Tips & Tricks

Bass Fly Fishing offer anglers many benefits that may not be known to everyone, such as incredible top-water action, massive fish, and intense fights. Below there's an informative article about how...
How Do You Fish Traditional Wet Flies?
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How Do You Fish Traditional Wet Flies?

Wet fly fishing is also referred to as subsurface fishing because it involves using sinking lines. When fishing with wet flies, anglers attach a weighted fly to their line, which sinks into the fe...
Are Nymphs Wet or Dry Flies? - Anglers Break Down the Difference
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Are Nymphs Wet or Dry Flies? - Anglers Break Down the Difference

Beginner anglers prefer dry fly fishing, but using nymphs always proves to be more productive. When it comes to fly fishing, nymphing skills are a must-have. If you don’t, you don’t need to worry, ...
Is a Streamer a Wet Fly? - We Ask A Professional Fly Tier
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Is a Streamer a Wet Fly? - We Ask A Professional Fly Tier

People new to fly fishing have come to use with all types of questions and here at Drifthook Fly Fishing we aim to answer them all.  One of the latest questions we received was, "What is a streamer...
Top 15 Trout Flies for September
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Top 15 Trout Flies for September

A widespread concern that many anglers have, whether they are newcomers to the sport or more advanced and experienced, is what fly to use for trout fishing. This will depend, as it changes from tim...
Identify A Dry Fly – Hooks to Hackle
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Identify A Dry Fly – Hooks to Hackle

Dry fly fishing is the iconic style of fly fishing that most everyone can relate to. It is the style that has been romanticized in movies and is typically is what people think of when someone talks...
Is Nymphing Really Fly Fishing?
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Is Nymphing Really Fly Fishing?

Fishing has so many techniques and methods that it might be hard for you to determine the right approach. Many consider fly fishing as just casting a fly line out into the water and hoping for the ...
What Time of Day is Best for Dry Fly Fishing?
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What Time of Day is Best for Dry Fly Fishing?

A wise man once said, "The best time to fish is when they're biting." There's certainly truth to this bit of understatement, as fish will indeed feed at any hour of the day. However, if you're dry ...
Streamer Fly Fishing for Large Trout - Techniques & Setups
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Streamer Fly Fishing for Large Trout - Techniques & Setups

Streamers are popular among fly fishers around the world because they are known to be successful for catching larger fish. Larger fish will often ignore small bait fish, but they will respond agg...
15 Best Trout Flies For August
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15 Best Trout Flies For August

The best fly fishing flies assortment to use in August should perfectly combine the suitable patterns and features that promote light visibility, especially in water bodies with strong currents. We...
Are Dry Flies Better than Nymphs? Let the Battle Begin!
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Are Dry Flies Better than Nymphs? Let the Battle Begin!

Like all sports, fly fishing inspires strong opinions in its fan base. So it should come as no surprise that the question of dry flies vs. nymphs is hotly debated. And like all debates, there are t...
Best Time To Fly Fish For Trout - Full Calendar Guide
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Best Time To Fly Fish For Trout - Full Calendar Guide

It can be challenging to know the best time to go fly fishing, especially when you are new to fly fishing. While it is not impossible to catch fish at any time of the day, knowing a few facts can h...
5 Reasons Why Fly Fisherman Catch and Release

5 Reasons Why Fly Fisherman Catch and Release

Fly fishing is a sport that has been around for centuries. The first written account of fly-fishing dates to 1653, when Izaak Walton described it in his book "The Compleat Angler." Fly fishermen ha...
25 Tips on How to Fly Fish for Trout
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25 Tips on How to Fly Fish for Trout

Fly fishing for trout can be challenging, especially for beginners. It can be hard to catch any trout on the fly if you do not know how to read the river and understand fly patterns or you have bee...
15 Best Trout Flies for July
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15 Best Trout Flies for July

July has perfect fishing weather. It's the month many fly anglers wait for all year. You shouldn't have to worry about unpredictable weather, and you can expect a boost in the dry fly hatches as we...
On the Go Fly Fishing Kit - 9 Tools to Faster Fishing
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On the Go Fly Fishing Kit - 9 Tools to Faster Fishing

If you are wondering whether you should buy a fly fishing kit or build one yourself, you should know that there are many advantages to building it yourself. This way, you will have complete control...
Basic Guide to Nymphing when Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing for Beginners

Basic Guide to Nymphing when Fly Fishing

Nymphing is the method of fishing using artificial flies that resemble young aquatic insects, larval, or other sub-aquatic life forms such as worms and crustaceans that trout find attractive. In ot...
12 Tips to Help You Catch Fish Fly Fishing
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12 Tips to Help You Catch Fish Fly Fishing

Fly fishing can be made a lot easier by following some essential tips. Those tips are going to ensure you can catch more fish fly fishing than ever before. From presenting the fly to casting and kn...
Nymphing, Dry Fly or Streamer - What Fly Fishing is the Best?
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Nymphing, Dry Fly or Streamer - What Fly Fishing is the Best?

Let's understand first what exactly fly fishing is about. It's not just about enjoying time among nature and wildlife. It's not just about catching the biggest fish. It's about trying to outwit the...
Dry Fly Fishing for Trout - Advanced Techniques and Setups

Dry Fly Fishing for Trout - Advanced Techniques and Setups

As you start to track down larger trout, these large predators are in tune with their environment. Their protective senses are going to pick up on any unfamiliar sounds or movements in their enviro...
15 Best Trout Flies for June
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15 Best Trout Flies for June

June is a great time to get out there and get to catching trout. The weather is pleasant enough for you to enjoy it without being so hot that the trout are sluggish, well, depending on exactly wher...
Fly Fishing Streamers in a Lake - 20 Tips for Success
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Fly Fishing Streamers in a Lake - 20 Tips for Success

Are you wondering how to fish streamers in a lake? You've come to the right place; we have a whole host of tips and information that'll ensure you learn how to fly fishing streamers in a lake succe...
4 Streamer Leader Formulas to Catch More Trout
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4 Streamer Leader Formulas to Catch More Trout

When you are streamer fishing for trout, you need to ensure that your leader is the appropriate length to maximize your chance of success. Everyone appears to have their own ideas about the optimal...
Streamer Flies - Sinking or Floating?  How About Catching!
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Streamer Flies - Sinking or Floating? How About Catching!

Fly fishing streamers are typically one of the most exciting and effective ways to catch big fish. It doesn't matter if you're after trout or bass or anything in the middle of the two; when you hav...
Nymphing for Big Trout (Video Lesson)
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Nymphing for Big Trout (Video Lesson)

As your fly fishing progresses, you will be more in tune with scouting out trout and will be able to find ones that you are sight fishing. Tailwaters are fantastic areas for these as the water is...
Practice Fly Casting Without a Fly - Hone your skills
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Practice Fly Casting Without a Fly - Hone your skills

Are you new to fly fishing? Do you want to learn how to fly fish for trout? In this post, you’ll learn how you can practice your fly casting without a fly and what to do to improve your technique.
15 Best Trout Flies for May
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15 Best Trout Flies for May

Finding the right fly is super essential if you are a keen angler. It doesn't matter whether you're just starting out or whether you want to bring home a monster trout, this guide will tell you wha...
Looking for Large Trout Fly Fishing [VIDEO]
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Looking for Large Trout Fly Fishing [VIDEO]

In the modern fishing world, a trout that reaches MONSTER proportions has most likely had numerous encounters with anglers.  You don't get Grandpa status without seeing a few hooks in your mouth. N...
5 Easy Steps on How to Tie a Dropper when Fly Fishing

5 Easy Steps on How to Tie a Dropper when Fly Fishing

There are many different things to learn about when it comes to fly fishing, and one is how to tie a dropper. This is a small part of tippet tied to your leader, enabling you to fish several flies ...
How to Fly Fish in Fast-Moving Water [Step-by-Step Guide]
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How to Fly Fish in Fast-Moving Water [Step-by-Step Guide]

Springtime is a great time for Fly Fishing. But warmer weather, rain and snowmelt is going to bring those water levels up so knowing how to fish in fast-moving water is critical. This guide will ex...
7 Pro Tips to Fly Fishing a Mountain Stream
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7 Pro Tips to Fly Fishing a Mountain Stream

Fly fishing amidst stunning scenery in small mountain streams is like poetry in motion. The magnificent scenery, plentiful trout, and pleasant climate away from the city's hustle and bustle, making...
15 Best Trout Flies for April
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15 Best Trout Flies for April

Some of the top names are the Bow River Bugger, Muddy Buddy, Sparkle Worm, Flashback Pheasant Tail, RS2, and Brassy just to name a few. In the month of April, things are starting to get warmer and...
Match the Hatch Fly Fishing - Video Lesson
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Match the Hatch Fly Fishing - Video Lesson

You feel confident with your fly box and the seasonal hatch chart, and you want to be able to even more closely match what’s in the water that you’re fishing. You’re ready to take it to the next le...
Fly Fishing Flies 101 - What are Fly Fishing Flies?
Fly Fishing Flies

Fly Fishing Flies 101 - What are Fly Fishing Flies?

Fly fishing flies are used to help fish trout in rivers. You can visit almost any river, and you'll notice flies in, on, and hovering above the water. These flies are natural food for trout, and to...