What is a Nymph in Fly Fishing

I’ve written a bunch about the act of nymph fishing, but I haven’t talked much about nymph flies themselves. Using a nymph while fly fishing is probably the most effective method of catching trout. It doesn’t have the glamor of dry fly fishing, but nymphing can change...

9 Best Places to Fly Fish in South Dakota: MAPS INCLUDED

Few places in the United States have more variety in their landscape than South Dakota. The Badlands, the Black Hills and the wide open prairies all provide different outdoor activities for those living in the Midwest. The states’ close proximity to large cities make...

What is a French Leader in Fly Fishing?

I was recently talking with one of my fly fishing buddies about different Euro nymphing techniques. During our conversation, he talked about how nymphing with a French Leader has greatly enhanced his ability to fool large and wary trout in clear water. I decided I...

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What is a Nymph in Fly Fishing

I’ve written a bunch about the act of nymph fishing, but I haven’t talked much about nymph flies themselves. Using a nymph while fly fishing is probably the most effective method of catching trout. It doesn’t have the glamor of dry fly fishing, but nymphing can change...

What is a French Leader in Fly Fishing?

I was recently talking with one of my fly fishing buddies about different Euro nymphing techniques. During our conversation, he talked about how nymphing with a French Leader has greatly enhanced his ability to fool large and wary trout in clear water. I decided I...

9 Best Places to Fly Fish in Maine: MAPS INCLUDED

When I think of Maine in think of Brook Trout. Deep dark forests with bubbling creeks occasionally blocked up by beaver. Brook Trout and the beauty of a forest go hand in hand. Best Places to Fly Fish in Maine 1. The Kennebec River for Fly Fishing The Kennebec River...

17 Favorite Steelhead Flies: That Really Work

A steady drizzle is falling from a gray sky. You are standing on the edge of a swollen river with a fly box in your hand. Somewhere in those cold and murky depths, a steelhead is lurking. Which fly is going to tempt this fish that has traveled the oceans and returned...

What is a Fly Fishing Bung and How to Fish it

Whether you are nymphing the gin-clear waters of New Zealand or creeks in Colorado, you want to be sure to use a bung. A fly fishing bung is a strike indicator that is used while nymphing. The BUNG indicates a strike on a subsurface fly. What is a fly fishing Bung? A...