What is a Mop Fly and How to Fly Fish with It?

When it comes to fly fishing, I find myself complicating things for no reason. I study the latest developments and catch myself wanting to buy the newest things. I’ve learned many times that this isn’t always necessary, but I’ve paid the price the most when it comes...

How to Fly Fish with Streamers and Floating Line

I’ve relayed this story fairly often, but it bears repeating. I grew up in a family where I didn’t know that nymphs or streamers existed. We attended the High Church of Dry Fly Fishing, and as far as I knew, that was the only real kind of fishing to do. Worm-dunking,...

34 Fly Fishing Gifts that ALL Fly Fishers WILL USE [under $20]

With the gift season coming, my wife asked me what do I want.  She knows my life revolves around her, our kids and fishing.  For me I don’t “need” anything when it comes to fly fishing, but I do have a list of things every fly fisher will need. I thought...

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What is a Mop Fly and How to Fly Fish with It?

What is a Mop Fly and How to Fly Fish with It?

When it comes to fly fishing, I find myself complicating things for no reason. I study the latest developments and catch myself wanting to buy the newest things. I’ve learned many times that this isn’t always necessary, but I’ve paid the price the most when it comes...

How to Fly Fish with Streamers and Floating Line

How to Fly Fish with Streamers and Floating Line

I’ve relayed this story fairly often, but it bears repeating. I grew up in a family where I didn’t know that nymphs or streamers existed. We attended the High Church of Dry Fly Fishing, and as far as I knew, that was the only real kind of fishing to do. Worm-dunking,...

Can You Use a Swivel Fly Fishing (How to and When)?

Can You Use a Swivel Fly Fishing (How to and When)?

Using swivels in fly fishing can at times be a must have requirement to keep line twisting to a minimum. In my experience this is dependent on the fly used, with most flies not requiring a need to run a swivel, but some other flies due to their design can twist either...

15 Must-Read Fly Fishing Books (How to and Fiction)

15 Must-Read Fly Fishing Books (How to and Fiction)

Every fly angler knows the passion and obsession for the sport doesn’t stop when they leave the water. The daydreaming of trophy fish, organizing of gear and hours of research on the dream fishing trip consumes my precious hours of free time. There are times, however,...

15 Best Flies For Bluegill [with Video and Setup]

15 Best Flies For Bluegill [with Video and Setup]

In fishing, it’s sometimes best to take things back to the start. Getting in touch with your roots and the things that made you fall in love with fishing can remind you why it’s the best hobby in the world. Fishing for bluegills is where many anglers started. These...

What is Mending in Fly Fishing (With Video)

What is Mending in Fly Fishing (With Video)

Successful fly anglers pay close attention to the details. It’s easy to get distracted by fly choice, long casts and unnecessary adjustments on the water. At the end of the day, if you can’t present a fly naturally, you’ll struggle to catch fish. It’s imperative that...