What is a WET FLY in Fly Fishing and which WET FLY is BEST

When I first began Fly-Fishing I loved Fishing Dry Flies and got some of my best catches with them. Over time, however, I learned some fish do not want to respond to an above water stimulus. In these cases, I have learned to switch over to a Wet Fly to greatly help...

16 Best Places to Fly Fish in North Carolina

With 300 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 3,000 miles of mountain streams, rivers, and lakes, North Carolina is one of the greatest fly-fishing destinations in the South. Whether you’re looking for small stream fishing for native brook trout in the Appalachian’s...

What is a Fly Fishing Zinger and How to Use Them

I’m standing in the middle of free stone river tying on a size eighteen zebra midge and in a moment of butter fingers, bloop, my favorite hemostat slips from my grasp and disappears into the torrent of the gurgling stream. My fishing buddy notices my clumsy moment,...

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16 Best Places to Fly Fish in North Carolina

With 300 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 3,000 miles of mountain streams, rivers, and lakes, North Carolina is one of the greatest fly-fishing destinations in the South. Whether you’re looking for small stream fishing for native brook trout in the Appalachian’s...

What is a Fly Fishing Zinger and How to Use Them

I’m standing in the middle of free stone river tying on a size eighteen zebra midge and in a moment of butter fingers, bloop, my favorite hemostat slips from my grasp and disappears into the torrent of the gurgling stream. My fishing buddy notices my clumsy moment,...

26 Best Places to Fly Fish in Utah: MAPS INCLUDED

For me, writing this piece was like walking through the hallways of my old high school. I lived in Salt Lake City for a year and it was there where I truly fell in love with fly fishing. Utah is one of the most beautiful states in the country. It’s famous for its...

What is a Furled Leader for Fly Fishing?

Dry fly fisherman have an artistry to their fly presentation. The goal is to duplicate the natural, this means having the fly gently flutter down to the water and drift without drag. Last spring while fishing with Randy Monchilov (Guide with True North Trout) he...

13 Hacks for Fly Fishing Waders: You Must Know

I have a distinct memory of seeing my good buddy and guide Kevin Morlock pulling on his waders. Patched with tape, glue and other home brew leak prevention remedies. I asked Kevin why he didn’t get high end waders with a warranty and he said his wader would always be...