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Fly Fishing Technique

Learn the best techniques for casting, stripping line, netting and landing fish from the pros. Better your chances of landing that perfect trout on the fly.

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Technique Of The Flies

Different flies require different types of casting and presentation techniques.

Below you’ll learn everything you need to know about nymphing, tossing streamers, dropping dry flies, sinking your flies down and much more. Different flies require a unique set of skills and an angler must be prepared.

Nymphing

Technically a broad term for many styles of nymphing, this is one of the most effective fly fishing techniqes.

Nymph Fly Fishing Flies

Dry Fly

An angler’s favourite, thanks to aggressive fish strikes on the surface of the water, dry fly fishing takes finesse and patience.

best flies in a box

Wet Fly

Keep the flies below the surface where most species of fish feed 90% of the time.

top fly Box full of wet fly fishing flies

Emergers

The action of your fly rising up towards the surface can prove too tempting for most fish species.

fly fishing emerger flies

Streamers

A classic for both salt and freshwater, every angler should have streamers in his fly box and know how to use them.

Streamer Flies in a Box

Chironomid

Our expert angler shares the best methods to fly fishing chironomid including casting techniques.

Chironomid​ on a leaf

Scud

The best methods to fly fishing with scud flies. If you want to learn how to fly fish scud flies, read on.

Terrestrials

Hoppers, beetles and ants, trout and other species can’t resist a juicy terrestrial.

Fly Fishing Flies - Terrestrials Type of Fly
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Freshwater Species

Different fish require a different approach.

Below you’ll learn about the different methods best used to catch different species of fresh water fish. Different flies will be used, different casting methods and different presentations are all important aspects of catching freshwater species.

Trout

1-12 lbs

An angler’s favorite. From rainbow to brown to brook and more.

Cutthroat Trout on a Fly Fishing Rod being released

Steelhead

8-25 lbs

A salmonid fish with power on the end of a fly, steelhead are a favorite game fish.

Steelhead fishing on a fly

Carp

8-25 lbs

Often scoffed at by purists, carp fly fishing is becoming increasingly popular.

Fly Fishing for Carp in Iowa on a River holding a fish

Bass

1-25 lbs

Both sea bass and freshwater, you’ll want a large rod for these.

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Salmon

8-40 lbs

Both Atlantic and Pacific offer a lot of fun on the fly, these fish are powerful.

Salmon Fly Fishing

Barbel

2-10 lbs

This information will be coming soon to the website.

Barbel Fish Species
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Saltwater Species

Different saltwater fish also require a different approach.

Below you’ll learn about the different methods best used to catch different saltwater species. Different flies will be used, different casting methods, different equipment, and to deal with the wind and current are all important aspects of catching saltwater species, whether on the sea, on the beach or in the mangroves..

Salmon

8-125 lbs

Perhaps the most commonly fished saltwater species which is also a crossover for river anglers.

Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishing Species

Tigerfish

8-154 lbs

This information will be coming soon to the website.

Tigerfish Fly Fishing Species

Bonefish

3-16 lbs

One of the most sought after fish species in fly fishing.

School of Bonefish Underwater

Giant Trevally

4-160 lbs

Get ready for one hell of a ride when GT fishing.

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Triggerfish

3-13 lbs

Fishing this aggressive species is a blast.

Titan Triggerfish Species

Tuna

8-1,500 lbs

This information will be coming soon to the website.

Tuna Fishing Fish Species

Tarpon

8-286 lbs

The king of all large saltwater fishing.

Tarpon Fly Fishing Species Saltwater

Dorado

8-87 lbs

This information will be coming soon to the website.

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Fly Fishing Scenarios

Catch Fish No Matter Where You Are

Below you’ll find guides to fishing different waters, from different vessels and with different types of structure & current.

Fly Fishing Rivers

This is a complete guide to fly fishing on a rivers written by an expert angler who spends the majority of time river fishing.

Fly angler fishing in the river

Fly Fishing From a Boat

This guide will introduce you to the basics of fly fishing from a boat. 

Saguaro Lake Arizona Fly Fishing in a Boat

Fly Fishing Lakes

This is a complete guide to fly fishing on a lakes will cover everything you need to know and is coming soon to the blog so stay tuned.

a fly angler fishing in the lake

Fly Fishing On Small Streams

This is a complete guide to fly fishing on small streams anywhere.

Fly fishing on small streams
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Fly Casting Technique

Learn how to cast like a pro, from professional casting teachers.

Below you’ll find different ways of casting for all different situations to ensure you can delicately present that fly to a waiting trout.

Standard Cast

Beginner

This information will be coming soon to the website.

Pike Fish Caught On a Fly

Double-Haul

Beginner

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The Back Cast

Beginner

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Madison River Fly Fishing

The Inverted

Beginner

This information will be coming soon to the website.

River fishing

The Loop Cast

Beginner

This information will be coming soon to the website.

The Drop Cast

Beginner

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Fly Fishing Technique Casting

The Hook Cast

Intermediate

This information will be coming soon to the website.

Fly Fishing Technique

The Loop Cast

Intermediate

This information will be coming soon to the website.

Fly Fishing Technique Casting
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More Posts About Fly Fishing Techniques

Here are a few more useful posts that don’t fit into the above sections but can still be very useful for you as a fly angler.

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