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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 get sink your pattern faster to get to the optimal feeding zones more quickly. This also allows you to make more extended drops, and paired with the correct amount, can make the fly pattern sink in gradually and attract those elusive fish.  Find out more about split shot here>

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 status of fly fishing and history and why we think it is a sport.

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 comfortable going out and giving it a go for yourself.

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 spots for this unique fish. With the right equipment and knowledge, anyone can get started with fly fishing for wild trout. It's all about understanding where to fish, how to fish, and the key regulations/rules.

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 variations and adaptations. Your results may vary, so use your gut instinct when necessary. This is just a basic guideline to get you started. If you follow this technique, you'll be catching MONSTER Trout in no time at all. 

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 the numerous benefits of kayak fishing, it is about time fly anglers started using this vessel. Check out these 17 Tips to get you started.

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 Mother Nature and testing yourself against elusive animals. Of course, catching is a priority, too, so you need the best tips on how to land rainbow trout.

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 find out how.

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 are just right -- this is typically during late summer and into early fall.

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 over the breakdown of our Nymph Frenzy Fly box and our Seasonal Chart to give you the optimal success on the water at any given time.

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 out more.

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. They are an easy way to reel in a fish because eggs provide so many nutrients; it would be hard to pass up, scoring you the perfect catch. If this has you overwhelmed, and you do not know where to start, here is a guide to fly fishing with egg patterns.