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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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20 Tips To Improve Your Nymph Fly Fishing
For a lot of enthusiastic fly fishing hobbyists, nymphing remains by far the most effective method to fly fish for trout in streams and rivers. So, whether you're a beginner or an experienced veteran, mastering the following 20 tips to improve your nymph fishing is genuinely going to get you some fantastic results.

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20 Tips for Fly Fishing in Lakes
If you have been trout fly fishing only in rivers, you need to discover the pleasures and excitement of trout fishing in lakes. It's the perfect day out for anybody who wants a change of horizon and a new fly fishing challenge. However, you might find the new fishing environment confusing, so here are the top 20 tips to help you make the most of your Stillwater fishing adventure

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Fly Fishing Entomology for Beginners
In this short video, we will go over the basics of fly fishing entomology. There is a ton of great information out there on this subject, but it can be overly complicated and almost impossible to follow with the endless possibilities and lifecycle of the millions of species of insects on a given river or still water.  We will break down the basics so you can spend more time fishing and less time wondering what fly to use.

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10 Tips for Fly Fishing Big Water (Rivers and Lakes)
Large lakes and large rivers can be overwhelming when you first fly fish on them. Here are 10 Tips for Fly Fishing Big Water. Fly Fishing Tips from techniques, to which equipment to use, to safety aspects to ensure you're not in dangerous territory, and of course, tips to improve the quality of your angling skills.

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Fly Fishing Presentation For Beginners
Fly presentation is one of the key components in fly fishing. You have a different fly fishing presentations for dry fly fishing than you do for nymphing or streamer fishing. What this lesson will go over is the basics of moving water and how it can affect the look of your fly as it passes through the feeding lane.

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Fly Fishing vs Spin Fishing
Before the battle of Euro Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing came into the spotlight, for years, there has been a debate surrounding fly fishing and spin fishing. Which one is best? Is there a superior choice? One that catches more fish, or seems to be easier? One that is more enjoyable? 

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Roll Casting Tips for Beginners
During this short video, we will go over the basics of roll casting. Roll casting is a technique that you use when there are obstructions behind you. These obstructions could be a tree or a bush, or even people walking behind you. It is an effective technique for getting your fly to the desired location without getting it hung up and causing you to lose a fly.

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TOP 25 Places to Catch Large Trout Fly Fishing in America
If you have been searching for the best places to catch large trout fly fishing in America, then you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of twenty-five places that you can go to if you are hoping to catch some pretty big trout. There are so many places across North America that you can expect to catch large trout, and people who live in this country are very lucky as this is not the case all over the world. Obviously, it is not going to be a guarantee that every time you go to one of these places, you are going to come home with a trophy, but these are the great spots that you can head to if you are looking to bag a MONSTER

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How To Cast Fly Fishing For Beginners
During this video, we will cover the basics of how to cast fly fishing. We will demonstrate how to properly cast a fly the first time you’re on the water. Remember, practice makes perfect, and even after fly fishing for 30+ years, I still work on my form every day to improve my abilities. We will cover typical overhead casting and a slightly more advanced cast called the roll cast. Both of these simple moves can be used on every stretch of water.

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10 Fly Fishing Casting Tips for Beginners
Anglers have been fly fishing for centuries, and it is a style of fishing that is about the casting technique of the fly line, due to the lightweight nature of the rod and the artificial fly. Fly fishing can be enjoyed in freshwater or saltwater, still water or rivers and its tributaries. Here are 10 essential tips to help you improve your fly fishing casting right now.

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