Fly Fishing

Many Factors Make Fly Fishing for Panfish Appealing

When summer swings in, many anglers feel there’s no more rewarding fish to go after than the humble bluegill. And if you add the aesthetic pleasures of fly fishing, the sport becomes even more appealing.

A Simple Guide to Choosing Your First Fly Fishing Outfit

Whether you're new to fly fishing or just want to know more about fly fishing this guide will help you get started in selecting the basic collection of fishing accessories including the right fly fishing gear, selecting flies, leaders, fly line, fly rod and reel. So before you buy, check out these tips.

Have Some Fun & Fly Fish for Bluegills, The Seasons, The Patterns, The Presentation

While many fly anglers start their fly-fishing endeavors by honing their skills and practicing their technique targeting panfish such as bluegills, they quickly move on in search of bigger prey. Just because fly-fishing for bluegills can be done easily, it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun or adventurous. Not only are bluegills a blast on a light fly rod, but catching them can be done all summer long in almost any weather and water conditions you might encounter.

Bluegill Seasons for the Fly Rod

How to Set Up Your First Fly Fishing Outfit

Interest in fly fishing has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade and rightfully so. It is a fun filled, enjoyable and relatively easy sport to learn, which an individual can enjoy for most of their life.

According to Walt Fulps, a long time Missouri fly fishing guide, new fly fishers need to be concerned about three major equipment components when setting up their first fly fishing outfit.

Sole Searching: Find the Perfect Wading Boot Sole

You know that feeling you had in school, the one where you tipped your chair back just a bit too far? Taking a fateful misstep in a trout stream can be an equally heart-stopping experience. While a blunder on crowded opening day may cause a few chuckles—much like taking a tumble in the third grade—plunging into a remote stretch of icy water can literally become a life-and-death situation.

Protect Your Fly Gear: The Case for Cases

When it comes to gear, most fly anglers have no shortage of items on their wish lists. If you’re anything like me, fine fly rods and reels reside somewhere near the top.  The first three on my list would require refinancing my mortgage. That’s why it’s so interesting that, for many of us,

Protect Your Investment: A Guide to Winterizing Your Fly Gear

If you are not lucky enough to live in an area that has a year-round trout fishery, then winterizing your fly gear should be an annual undertaking. Thorough cleaning and storage will keep all your gear performing and looking like new for years to come.

Think Fly Fishing for Brown Trout is Child’s Play? Then Try Central Pennsylvania Streams in the Fall

Among autumn’s challenges is finding the time to squeeze in the many outdoor opportunities that exist at this time of year. One adventure I promised myself this fall was a trip to central Pennsylvania, one aimed at fly fishing for the wild brown trout that prosper in the region’s many limestone spring creeks. While I visit these streams during the spring and summer, come fall, I get wrapped up in other forms of hunting and fishing.  Not this year!