How to Reel in a Fish with a Fly Rod

How to Reel in a Fish with a Fly Rod

Earlier this summer, I was guiding two guys on a pretty stretch of river that’s known for having a lot of fish – albeit not terribly large ones – and incredibly easy to access. It was July, early in the morning, but still hot enough that the cool spring water felt...
How to Attach Backing to a Fly Reel

How to Attach Backing to a Fly Reel

I’d really like the fly fishing world to change how backing is put on a fly reel.  Most folks recommend an Arbor Knot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbor_knot  (link to Wikipedia)  I’ve found that the best knot is a Double Surgeon’s Loop.  Fast to tie and one of the...
What is a Water Haul in Fly Fishing (with Video)

What is a Water Haul in Fly Fishing (with Video)

The water haul is a simple, yet effective tool to have in your fly fishing arsenal. Let’s take a look at what it is, and how to properly execute one. For years, I fished without the knowledge that flies other than dries existed. My grandfather and dad both taught me...