Congratulations. You’ve found the best place to get you started on your Fly Fishing Adventure! Here’s a slew of tutorials, how-to’s and techniques to help get you on the water and landing fish on a fly rod.
HOW TO FLY FISH - FOR BEGINNERS
The 16 video series starts with an overview of the Drifthook Beginners system. This will give you an introduction to our fly fishing for beginners video series. This video will also outline the difference between the Drifthook program versus any other fishing technique on the market today. It will also introduce the proven real-world techniques that will be included in the program broken down into easy to learn steps. This course introduces the foundations of fly fishing to help you hone your skills and catch more and larger trout.
As well as a rod and flies, there's essential starting out gear you'll need on your fly fishing trips. This video will outline the basics, from clothing and footwear to your common fishing accessories. The aim is to help you choose the right hat, fishing vest, waders, fly box, and more. After watching this clip, you'll be able to confidently kit yourself out ready for your first fly fishing trip. It also includes essential safety tips for when you're out in the water.
This video will give an overview of the rods used for fly fishing for beginners casting. This includes the history of the fly rod and the types, weights, lengths of fishing rods today. It will also discuss the various components of the rod, their functions, and how to adjust them to perfection. The video also teaches you how to set up your reel and how to choose the best rod according to the type of fish, your preferences, and angling style.
This video lesson will give you a quick overview of line types according to materials, strength, use, and more. This will provide you with the information you need to choose the right line to suit your needs. The video will also discuss how the line connects to different components of the fly fishing rod. This includes a thorough description of various knots, such as the arbor knot and how to tie them. After watching this, you should better understand the types of lines in the DHFF system.
Both beginners and experienced anglers will understand the importance of knots and how there are always new ones to learn. This video will go over the different types of knots in more detail, with clear video demonstrations of how to tie each one. It focuses on the first few knots beginners should learn to tie in order to secure their line in different ways and situations to make fishing more effective and an enjoyable experience. Don't miss out on this one.
During this video, the Drifthook team will go over the basics of the art of casting. This is particularly useful if it’s your first time casting. The video includes tips on how to practice and where and how to do so safely. This is the first of two video lessons about casting. This one primarily focuses on overhead casting and how to improve your form and movement while practicing this technique. Once you’ve got the hang of basic casting, you can then move on to learn different types of casting.
The fly fishing for beginners casting videos continues with a lesson on roll casting. This is particularly useful if you're going to be fly fishing in a location with obstructions behind you or in any situation where overhead casting is less practical. During this video, the DHFF team will also go through a couple of advanced casting techniques that you’ll love to use as a beginner. This will help take your fly fishing skills to the next level.
How you present your flies is an essential part of fly fishing because, at the end of the day, this is how you’re going to attract those trout. This video will teach how to mend your line and create the perfect drift. Setting up your fly is an essential skill to learn. When it comes to fly fishing, it's also important to understand how moving water can work with you or against you. This video lesson also includes a fish's perspective. This is incredibly useful, as you can see how the trout approach the fly and get to know a few of their habits. This way, you can achieve the perfect natural presentation of the fly.
One of the most important things to learn in fly fishing for beginners is the lifecycle of a fly. This video outlines the lifecycle of a fly in three main stages: nymph, emerger, and adult. This will help you to understand a little more about how drifter fly boxes are set up for success. The video also describes a few of the most common species in detail that you will use in the Drifthook Fly Fishing System. It offers a simplified explanation of basic fly entomology. This includes lifecycle stage diagrams of different fly species so that you can start to identify these bugs in the water.
The art of reading the water is an essential part of fly fishing. It enables you to recognize where trout are and what they're up to, which will help make your fishing more effective. This video explains typical trout habits and describes the different parts of the water where they reside. This includes shelter, feeding lanes, and lies. The aim is to help you identify the types of water where fish gather and the optimum water temperature.
This is a quick video lesson on nymph fly fishing for beginners. It goes over the basics of fly fishing in this stage, enabling you to learn the ins and outs of nymph fly fishing from rig setup to presentation. The goal of nymph fly fishing is to ensure the fly imitates the behavior of a nymph or emerger. For this, you need weights on your line to pull the fly down into the water and indicators on the top. The video also teaches you how to nymph fish in moving water.
This dry fly fishing for beginners video will show you how to fish with a fly pattern that initiates the adult stage in the life cycle. As opposed to nymph fly fishing, in this case, the fly stays dry on the surface. This makes it one of the most exciting forms of flying fishing, as you get to see the fish rise and devour your fly. The video outlines the best time to do dry fly fishing and fundamentals such as rod setup.
This streamer fly fishing for beginners video teaches you this fantastic technique for covering more water and catching monster trout. The most fun part about streamer fly fishing is that you're constantly moving, so whoever keeps telling you that fishing is a dull sport is undoubtedly wrong here. This video will show you how to set up your rod and cast streamers on moving water. It also discusses rod weight, line type, and setup.
So after working hard to hone your fly fishing skills, the trout has finally taken the bait, but what do you do next? Firstly, it's essential to find out if it's actually a hit, and this video will teach the telltale signs to look out for. This includes how to recognize movements in the water and the differences between nymph, dry, and streamer fishing. You'll also learn how to set hooks after a hit.
Now that you've landed your trout, this video will show the following steps to bring it to shore. It outlines exactly what the trout will do and what you should do as the angler. This includes your position, timing, and how to use the rod effectively to reel the fish in. The most important thing is to follow the fish, and this video will teach you how to do so.
The most satisfying part for many fly fishers is releasing the fish back into the wild, after taking a proud photo of it, of course. This video will show you the safest and most humane way to let a fish back into the water. It goes over all the necessary equipment and tools you need and how to use them. This includes a detailed tutorial on how to remove the fly and the hook. The video also provides photography tips to help you get that quintessential photo of you holding the fish while keeping the fish safe and calm at the same time.
This last video summarizes all the lessons in this 16 video fly fishing for beginners program. It gives a brief overview of what you've learned so far and what's next in-store. The Drifthook team also offers intermediate lessons, so if you think you're ready, this will be a great place to move on to and take your fly fishing skills to the next level.