Fly Fishing for Stocked Trout in Rivers and on Still Water
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Fly Fishing for Stocked Trout in Rivers and on Still Water

Fly fishing offers a great challenge to those who want to learn new skills and truly test their angling skills, but it takes more than technique to bag yourself a truly impressive trout. From the t...
What Trout See, Hear and Smell - Advanced Fly Fishing Tips
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What Trout See, Hear and Smell - Advanced Fly Fishing Tips

In this lesson, we will go into specific tips that will help when you’re scouting for MONSTER trout. I would like to start with what you need to know before you even get to the water. I’m not talki...
15 Best Trout Flies For March
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15 Best Trout Flies For March

This article gives you the 15 best fly fishing flies for trout as you prepare for your fishing experience this March. As spring breaks on us once again, many insects will begin to make the trout me...
How to Read Water | Fly Fishing | Flies and Techniques
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How to Read Water | Fly Fishing | Flies and Techniques

When going on a fishing trip, the ideal would be to locate the fish as soon as possible to ensure a successful experience. Reading the water means using different techniques and knowledge that enab...
What do I Need to Start Fly Fishing?
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What do I Need to Start Fly Fishing?

If you’re planning to pick a new hobby, then you should consider fly fishing. This involves walking into the water or standing beside it, casting your line attached to a small fly, and mimicking th...
What Fly Line Setups For Trout Should You Use?
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What Fly Line Setups For Trout Should You Use?

When it comes to fly fishing flies for trout, few things matter more than your line setups. Here at Drifthook Fly Fishing, we've put together a near-comprehensive guide on everything you need to kn...
Sight Fishing for Trout - The Beginner's Guide
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Sight Fishing for Trout - The Beginner's Guide

Sight fishing is a visual method for catching trout, and it's great fun. As the name suggests, sight fishing involves spotting fish in the water first and then trying to get them hooked on your fly...
15 of the Best Trout Flies for February
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15 of the Best Trout Flies for February

Picking the right fly fishing flies for trout makes all the difference. Whether you opt for midge, stonefly, or egg and worm patterns, it's so important to choose the best fly fishing flies for Feb...
Essential Midge Patterns for Fly Fishing
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Essential Midge Patterns for Fly Fishing

Midge patterns form an essential part of any fly box throughout the fishing year. So, before you dash off on your next fishing expedition, be sure to equip yourself with a few of these ‘killer’ mid...
Fly Fishing for Trout in Still Water - The Beginners Guide
Fly Fishing for Beginners

Fly Fishing for Trout in Still Water - The Beginners Guide

Trout in ponds and lakes require different procedures and skills to succeed in catching them. Need to get more fish? Here are tips and insights on casting trout, the flies to use, and how to presen...
Traveling With Your Fly Fishing Gear
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Traveling With Your Fly Fishing Gear

Planning an adventurous trip is usually pretty straightforward; purchase the plane tickets, rent a vehicle online, book a perfectly located hotel room or AirBnB, etc. But when planning a fly fishin...
15 of the Best Trout Flies for January
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15 of the Best Trout Flies for January

Don't be left out in the cold this January. Choose the right trout fly for the season, and it can make all the difference. From midges to streamers, here are the top trout flies to use. Below you c...
How to Pick "The Perfect Fly"
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How to Pick "The Perfect Fly"

The Drifthook Fly Fishing System is built on the idea that the number of aquatic insects at any given time can determine the successful outcome of your fly fishing trip. In this lesson, we will go ...
15 of the Best Trout Flies for Lakes
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15 of the Best Trout Flies for Lakes

Choosing the right flies for trout fly fishing can make all the difference. From nymphs to streamers, here are some of the top trout flies to use for lakes.
15 of the BEST Fly Fishing Flies for Rivers!
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15 of the BEST Fly Fishing Flies for Rivers!

If you have a trip to the river planned, you may be wondering which kinds of flies to pack in your bag. The good news is that we’ve done the legwork for you and put together a handy list of the top...
Fly Fishing Flies and Their Uses
Fly Fishing Flies

Fly Fishing Flies and Their Uses

Whether you're a seasoned fisherman or just getting started, one of the most important things to get right is the lure you're using. Fly fishing is a little different from traditional fishing, so i...
20 Top Trout Flies for October
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20 Top Trout Flies for October

Whether you’re new to fly fishing or you’ve been angling for decades, it’s important to have the right equipment when you’re on the water. When it comes to trout fishing, there’s nothing more impor...
Where Do Fly Fishermen Stand In The Water?
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Where Do Fly Fishermen Stand In The Water?

Pull-on your chest waders and start to get comfortable in the water before you cast your line. When trout fly fishing, anglers need to be standing at the optimum position to catch trout. This often...
20 Top Trout Flies for Fall
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20 Top Trout Flies for Fall

Whether you're fly fishing in Grayling, MI, sitting by the Frying Pan River, CO, or taking a trip to Redding, CA, you'll want to ensure you have the best trout flies if you're going to catch a big ...
Fly Fishing With Split Shot - The Beginners Guide
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Fly Fishing With Split Shot - The Beginners Guide

A split shot is a small round piece of metal or metallic past that anglers use to add weight to their tippet or leader. Adding a split shot below or above your fly pattern adds weight, which will g...
Is Fly Fishing a Sport? Yes, and Here is Why.
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Is Fly Fishing a Sport? Yes, and Here is Why.

Fly fishing is a popular activity for amateur anglers, but is it a sport? The answer is more complicated than you think and ultimately depends on who you ask. In this blog, we'll take a look at the...
Fly Fishing For Kokanee - All You Need To Know
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Fly Fishing For Kokanee - All You Need To Know

The following article will help anyone who wants to learn how to fly fish for Kokanee salmon in the US. If you're a beginner to fly fishing, we will leave no stone unturned, so hopefully, you feel ...
Fly Fishing for Wild Trout - The Complete Guide
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Fly Fishing for Wild Trout - The Complete Guide

Wild trout fishing is seen by many as the most exclusive and challenging type of fly fishing in the US. There are plenty of vast lakes and rivers across North America that provide prime fishing spo...
How to Fly Fish a Sculpin Pattern
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How to Fly Fish a Sculpin Pattern

If you're interested in learning the proper technique for fly fishing with a sculpin pattern, you've come to the right place. Below, we've laid out a step by step guide for the beginner with a few...
17 Kayak Fly Fishing Tips to Know Before You Go
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17 Kayak Fly Fishing Tips to Know Before You Go

Kayak fishing is not a new outdoor activity; in fact, conventional fishers have been using kayaks for decades. However, fly anglers have been quite slow to adopt this method of fishing. But, given ...
20 Tips for Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout
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20 Tips for Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout

Fly fishing is an incredible hobby popular with men and women across the US. Whether it’s fighting a personal best fish or enjoying the Great Outdoors, there’s nothing better than being at one with...
How Do You Fly Fish At Night - Tips To Get You Started
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How Do You Fly Fish At Night - Tips To Get You Started

You will need to remember some things if you're going to attempt fly-fishing at night. With the right equipment and information, you can fly-fish at night both safely and successfully. Read on to f...
How to Fly Fish with Grasshoppers, a.k.a. Hoppers
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How to Fly Fish with Grasshoppers, a.k.a. Hoppers

Newcomers typically struggle with hoppers. To successfully catch trout using this fishing method, you must mimic the actions of grasshoppers, use high-quality hoppers, and fish when the conditions ...
What Fly Pattern Should You Use?
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What Fly Pattern Should You Use?

The Drifthook Fly Fishing System is built on the idea that the number of aquatic insects at any given time can determine the successful outcome of your fly fishing trip. In this lesson, we will go ...
Fly Fishing with a Bobber or Indicator: A Beginner’s Guide
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Fly Fishing with a Bobber or Indicator: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you interested in trying fly fishing with a bobber or what fly fisherman call an indicator? If you're a beginner looking to get started, check out our comprehensive Q&A guide below to find ...
Fly Fishing with Egg Patterns - The Beginners Guide
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Fly Fishing with Egg Patterns - The Beginners Guide

There are many ways to fish for trout or steelhead during particular times of the year. Many anglers agree that using egg patterns is the most effective way, especially during the spawning season. ...
What Do You Need for Fly Fishing?
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What Do You Need for Fly Fishing?

The art of fly fishing is a focused, calming experience that can take you all around the world. Many find standing with their fly fishing rod, aiming for the perfect balance of skill, placement, an...
20 Tips to Fly Fishing with a Dropper
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20 Tips to Fly Fishing with a Dropper

Many fly fishers prefer fly fishing with a dropper because it is easy and very effective in catching lots of different types of fish. If you're new to fly fishing, you may want some pointers before...
Man Fly Fishing in Alpine Lake
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20 Tips on How to Fly Fish Alpine Lakes

Fly fishing in the alpine lakes can be a rewarding experience. However, given the remote nature of these beautiful and tranquil lakes, it is essential you get the best tips so that you can go prepa...
How To Fly Fish With Midges - Benefit Your Fly Fishing
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How To Fly Fish With Midges - Benefit Your Fly Fishing

So how do you fly fish with midges? It’s all about the patterns you create and the level at which the midges are hitting the water. Most fly fishers would usually think to keep it at the surface le...
How To Release A Trout for Beginners

How To Release A Trout for Beginners

When you finally land that MONSTER TROUT, it’s time to take that rewarding photo and then release the fish back into the water so others can enjoy the thrill that you just experienced. This lesson ...
Is Fly Fishing Worth It? Yes, and Here is Why...
Fly Fishing for Beginners

Is Fly Fishing Worth It? Yes, and Here is Why...

Fly fishing is a sport that involves wit, patience, and love of the outdoors. Using a lightweight rod and heavy line, casting your fly into strategic feeding spots. You're trying to fool fish into ...
Why is Fly Fishing Addictive?
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Why is Fly Fishing Addictive?

Have you ever found yourself yearning to break free from your home, head out into nature, and enjoy a few hours to yourself in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere? Might you enjoy floating peacefully o...
Become A Better Fly Fisherman With Fly Fishing Mending
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Become A Better Fly Fisherman With Fly Fishing Mending

What is Fly Fishing Mending? Mending your fly line is one of the essential skills to learn in fly fishing. Many fly fishers believe that the key to catching more trout is knowing how to cast, but a...
What Are Fly Fishing Streamers?
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What Are Fly Fishing Streamers?

If you’ve read about fly fishing streamers but aren’t entirely what they are or how to use them, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we answer all your streamer-related questions ...
Is Fly Fishing Expensive?
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Is Fly Fishing Expensive?

Fly fishing is one of the most gratifying and exciting hobbies out there. Not only is it a great way to spend your time, but it also helps you develop essential skills like patience, awareness, and...
Is Fly Fishing Dangerous?
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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 a...
Is Fly Fishing More Effective?
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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 option...
What Does a Fly Fisherman Need?
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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?
Fly Fishing: Is It Elitist?
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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 ...
How Do You Fly Fish with Leech Patterns?
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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 successfu...
How to Fly Fish a River - For Beginners
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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 be...
Fly Fishing Essentials For Beginners
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 ...