WARM WATER FLY FISHING

SMALLMOUTH BASS FLY: THE SMALLMOUTH GOTCHA [VIDEO]

The Smallmouth Gotcha is pattern that I fish for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. It comes in whatever colors you like, but I fish it in brown/yellow, tan, and orange. Like with all of my smallmouth bass fly patterns, I use this one in specific situations. First...

ARTICULATED DAMSELFLY PATTERN RUFFED DAMSEL [VIDEO]

Fishing damselfly patterns is one of the most fun ways to fly fish stillwaters. I personally love to fly fish damselflies shallow when I can cast in between pockets or channels of weeds. The fish explode on these little, methodical swimmers, but one thing is...

FLY FISHING FOR PANFISH: BLUEGILL AND OTHER SUNFISH

It’s always assumed that a big fish is better than a small fish, it seems.  It’s surprising, then, how popular a fish named after its tendency to stay smaller than a frying pan (“panfish”) can be, both among those who fish “conventional” methods and fly anglers. ...

FLY FISHING FOR LARGEMOUTH, SMALLMOUTH, AND PEACOCK BASS

Bass fly fishing can be just as, if not more, enjoyable than fly fishing for trout.  You lose most of the insect factor, but other aspects of the experience make up for this.  Fly fishing for bass is a combination of bonefishing and streamer fishing for brown trout...

FLY FISHING CARP TACTICS

Fly fishing for carp has become a popular, dare I say trendy, area of the sport.  As a kid, I remember watching guys walk along in the late spring, “pitch forking” carp, i.e., stabbing carp in the shallows and leaving them there dead or in the throngs of death.  This...

FLY FISHING LEADERS AND TIPPETS: PART 2

Once an angler actually fools the fish into taking the fly, the hookset and landing of the fish becomes the focus.  I refer to this process as the “nab”.  Any aspect of the line (leader or tippet) that was used to fool the fish can be treated separately from the...

FLY FISHING LEADERS AND TIPPETS: PART 1 [VIDEO]

As a kid, the first thing I remember about fishing line is the number with an “lb” and “test”.  Since I was in America, this of course referred to tensile or breaking strength of this particular fishing line.  Back then, our choice for fishing line was more or less...

CARP FLY FISHING AND THE DROP

Sight fishing has been a huge part of fly fishing for quite some time, and I’ve never met any fly fisherman that just detested it.  Maybe this is why carp on the fly has become so popular and why it is so much fun.  Couple the sight fishing with lots of refusals, and...

SMELLY JELLY, BUZZBAITS, AND DOWNRIGGERS!

The majority of fly anglers do not study the origins of fly fishing or have any idea when "fly fishing" began.  I, myself, didn't really become at all interested in the earliest forms of fly fishing until I was crossing the backed-up waters of the Haliacmon river in...

FLY FISHING DAMSELFLIES SHALLOW

Many hardcore river fly fishermen have often wanted nothing to do with lake fly fishing for trout.  Belly boats with Woolly Buggers for dredging the deep recesses of slack water are the first ideas these dedicated anglers envision, and catching lots of fourteen to...

FLY FISHING FROM ALASKA TO THE BAHAMAS.

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