15 Awesome Nymph Fishing Tips [That Really Work]

15 Awesome Nymph Fishing Tips [That Really Work]

Few of us anglers are actually the purists we aspire to be, I think. For years, I styled myself as the dry-fly guy. If fish wouldn’t eat on top, I didn’t want to catch them. And for a while, that worked alright for me. But I realized quickly how much fishing I was...
The Best Nymph Flies for Trout (17 Proven Patterns)

The Best Nymph Flies for Trout (17 Proven Patterns)

I’ve told this story countless times, but I grew up in a family of committed dry-fly fishermen. If you didn’t catch fish on a dry fly, then in my grandpa’s eyes, you didn’t go fishing. Fast-forward to today, and I have two Euro nymphing rods, and the biggest fish I’ve...
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,...
Is Fly Fishing Hard to Learn?

Is Fly Fishing Hard to Learn?

I recently got married, and when my wife introduces me to her friends or family whom I haven’t yet met, she always tells folks that I’m a fly fisherman. Inevitably, people ask if it’s hard to learn, because they see the long rods, piles of line, and graceful, arcing...