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,...