Whether you are a seasoned angler or new to the sport, there are a number of things to consider when choosing where to fly fish. In general, fly fishing is most commonly associated with remote rivers. However, if you are willing to get creative, the options are seemingly limitless. Here, we will discuss the various locations anglers can fish, the most productive time to fish each location and how to effectively fish them. Continue reading “How to Choose the Right Location to Fly Fish”
The Back Stabber
The Back Stabber is a great go-to fly when they just wont eat. It can be a swimming fly, a bottom fly, a piece of moss, a bug or anything in between. Don’t underestimate simplicity when carp fishing. This fly can make a tough day better and a great day amazing.
Back in the day when I was about 9 years old and deemed old enough by “Mom” to go fishing alone, it was all I wanted to do – and all I did after chores were done. We lived about a quarter-mile from a river that was stocked for the trout season and had its share of typical river species as well. Unfortunately, my dad was always working in the family business to make ends meet for us, so it was just me and my meager gear. Continue reading “Learning A Good Fly Fishing Knot”
The RS-2 is a small nymph, size 18-24, used to imitate small mayflies, callibaetis, blue wing olives, and midges . It is tied in various colors including black, dun, purple, and Adams gray. The flies’ profile is a slender body, forked tail, and the emerging wing much like that of small mayflies and midges. The RS-2 can be fished as an emerger, dropper fly on any two fly rigs, and sight fished for wary trout. Continue reading “The RS-2: The Most Versatile Fly on the Market”
Barry’s Carp Fly
THE OG carp fly. This fly is intended to be a heavy fly that will get down quick to the feeding zone of any carp. It will have a heavier presentation when it hits the water but don’t let it scare you from using it. This fly is extremely effective in moving water and gets the job done in still water situations. Make SURE you have at least one in your box when you go out.
Barry’s Carp Bitter
Barry’s Carp Bitter is a tried and tested carp fly. This fly is designed to be a medium weight swimming fly that replicates anything from floating moss to a swimming leech and anything in between. Throw it at feeding fish, sunning fish or movers and there is a good chance the fish will take a look at it.
Freshwater fly fishing dominates the industry with roughly 80% of all fly fishers only fishing freshwater. Well, maybe you’re an expert at catching 22 inch browns on a size #22 midge or you’ve been crushing largemouth on poppers like it’s your job and want to change it up a bit. Maybe you want to see a 6 pound bonefish take you into your backing in the blink of an eye. Or maybe you want a shot at chasing tailing Redfish in the mud flats of the Lowcountry. There are a lot of similarities but also a few key differences between fresh and saltwater and hopefully this write up will help you prepare for your first trip to the saltwater. Continue reading “How To Prepare For Your First Saltwater Fly Fishing Trip”
The All Day Breakfast Variation
One of the most reliable dinners for and single guy is… Breakfast. Carp feel the same way. This Fly will make any carp take a second look and eat it. It’s designed to be a headstand fly, and the Squirrmito tail is too much for a hungry mud puppy to resist. It’s buggy and has tons of movement. Fish it in still water or moving water and epic results will follow!
Women on the Water
…breaking into the boys club
I grew up fishing the gulf coast with my dad and brother. The three of us spent a lot of time on the water with my dad untangling lines, patiently instructing us on casting various reel types, and teaching us about the saltwater ecosystem. I was hooked on spin fishing from a young age, even though I was almost always the only girl out on the bay. My dad and brother didn’t seem to mind me tagging along in the summers, but the fall was a different story. Every year when the leaves starting changing colors, the boys would head up to north west Arkansas with a father son group to fly fish on the Little Red river – and, being a girl, I wasn’t invited. Continue reading “Women Fly Fishing On The Water”
The Hybrid Carp Fly
The Hybrid is one of those carp flies you look at and you just know it will get the job done. It’s intended to replicate a worm or leech but carp don’t really seem to care because they just love it. it is simple and elegant without trying to be something it is not. the Hybrid is a basic carp fly that just plain works.