How to Land Trout on a Fly Rod for Beginners

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 ...
How Do You Fly Fish with Emergers? Let Us Guide You
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 h...
How To Fly Fishing For Lake Trout - Strategy, Gear, Tactics
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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 th...
Setting the Hook - Fly Fishing for Beginners
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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...
Does Fly Fishing Catch More Fish? We Think So & Why
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 ...
What Is A Fly Fishing Dropper?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 y...
Streamer Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 li...
Dry Fly Fishing for Beginners
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 se...
How Much Is Fly Fishing Gear? And What Should You Spend?
Fly Fishing Gear

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 f...
Does Fly Fishing Use Hooks?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 h...
Can You Fly Fish Without Waders?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 a...
Fly Fishing with Nymphs for Beginners

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 us...
Do You Need A Tippet To Fly Fish? Find Out Here
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 no...
Why Is Fly Fishing Called Fly Fishing?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 ...
What Type of Fish Do You Catch Fly Fishing?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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. Fl...
How Do I Start Fly Fishing Today?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 ...
Reading The Water - Fly Fishing For Beginners
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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...
20 Tips To Improve Your Nymph Fly Fishing
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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 veter...
20 Tips for Fly Fishing in Lakes
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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 an...
Fly Fishing Entomology for Beginners
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 f...
10 Tips for Fly Fishing Big Water (Rivers and Lakes)
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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 ...
Fly Fishing Presentation For Beginners

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 ...
Fly Fishing vs Spin Fishing
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 ch...
Roll Casting Tips for Beginners
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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, o...
TOP 25 Places to Catch Large Trout Fly Fishing in America
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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 i...
How To Cast Fly Fishing For Beginners

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...
10 Fly Fishing Casting Tips for Beginners
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 f...
How to Tie Fly Fishing Knots for Beginners
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How to Tie Fly Fishing Knots for Beginners

In this lesson, we will go over the 5 basic knots for successful fly fishing. 1. The Arbor Knot2. The Blood Knot3. The Double Surgeon’s Knot4. THE IMPROVED CLINCH KNOT5. The Non-Slip Loop Knot The...
How to Become A Fly Fishing Guide
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How to Become A Fly Fishing Guide

Are you thinking about becoming a fly fishing guide? Fly fishing can be a great summer job and eventually a fantastic career path. You can either work for a business or you can branch out as an ind...
How to Start Fly Fishing
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How to Start Fly Fishing

If you are thinking about starting fly fishing, you may be at a bit of a loss regarding where to start. A lot of people want to take up a new hobby but they never get around to doing it because the...
Fly Fishing Line for Beginners

Fly Fishing Line for Beginners

In this video, we will go over all the essentials of your Fly Fishing line. Now that we have reviewed your fly rod, let’s talk about the line and its components. Along with reviewing the line, we w...
How Does Fly Fishing Work?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

How Does Fly Fishing Work?

Fly fishing is a form of fishing that uses a lightweight artificial fly as bait. These artificial flies can represent everything from Mayflies to Baitfish and in-between. The casting techniques are...
Beginners Guide To A Fly Rod
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 sections. We will go over the benefits of both types, a...
Casting Decisions: Saltwater vs. Freshwater Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 expec...
How Long Should A Fly Fishing Leader Be?
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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,...
Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners
Fly Fishing Gear

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
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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 prima...
Why Buy from Drifthook Fly Fishing?
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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
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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-f...
History of Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing Flies: Then and Now
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 Ael...
HOW TO TIE FLY FISHING KNOTS
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HOW TO TIE FLY FISHING KNOTS

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 h...
How to Fly Fish
Fly Fishing How To

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

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 wit...
How to Fly Fish for Trout?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

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 m...
What is Fly Fishing?
Fly Fishing for Beginners

What is Fly Fishing?

Many people want to know what exactly is fly fishing? This is a great question. If you have become interested in fly fishing, it can help to understand more a little more about it. As you may know...
Fly Fishing: Top 10 Tips for Beginners
Fly Fishing for Beginners

Fly Fishing: Top 10 Tips for Beginners

The favorite sport uses artificial flies commonly made with natural and synthetic materials that match the local terrestrial and aquatic insects attractive to the target fish species, which are the...
Fly Fishing Kit on man on water
Fly Fishing Gear

Want to Fly Fish? Get a Fly Fishing Kit Started for Under $300

As an avid fly-fisher and owner of this new company, I regularly run into people who tell me how they would love to begin to fly-fish, but they just aren’t ready to drop a ton of money on something...
Fly Fishing Gear to Get You Started

Fly Fishing Gear to Get You Started

Have you ever wondered what is going to take to get me started fly fishing?  I would like to take a moment, to go over the tools of a successful fly fisher and safety tips for when you go out on t...