The Magic of a Farm Pond

When many people think about fly fishing they automatically think of snow capped mountains and cold water streams meandering down between the boulders. It’s the stuff of our day dreams, those locations tend to fill our bucket lists, and they should. Those places are among the most stunning locales within …

Fly Fishing Gifts for Dad

As a dad one of my favorite things to do is take my kids fly fishing, and as far as I can tell, they love it too! If you are looking for a way for you and your father to connect, or if  your dad is an outdoorsman, you may …

Panfish Flies

The term panfish applies to the group of fish that never outgrow the size of a good frying pan. There are many species in this grouping such as, goggle eye, rock bass, sunfish, crappie, blue gill, war mouth, and others are often overlooked as quarry for the fly fisherman, but they …

Bass and Big Game Flies

Bass and Big Game flies are a breed of their own. They aren’t dainty, they make a lot of noise, move a ton of water, and they catch really big fish. These flies can be fished anywhere along the along the water column, but once you have a big bass bust …

Trout Flies

Trout Flies are broken down into three basic categories: dry flies, nymphs, and streamers. Dry flies are exactly what they sound like, they float on the surface and only submerge when they are pulled under by either the fish or the angler. Dry fly fishing is very exciting and allows …

Outfits vs. Components

There are tons of options out there to help people get into fly fishing and among those options are outfits, rod and reel combos, and buying individual components. I generally recommend that newcomers buy one of the many readily available outfits, but there are some really good reasons why someone …

Flies

The term fly refers to an ever widening variety of artificial lures used in fly fishing. A fly can be anything from a musky streamer bigger than your shoe to a minute midge pattern smaller than the letters on this page. The type of fly you select depends on what type …