Archive for the ‘turning the fly’ Category

Steve Maslar’s Small Stream Trout Fishing is a very basic primer for the trout fisherman who might think the true sport is only to be had in the larger rivers with the big names.

Not so. Fly fishing can also be a huge and worthy challenge in the smallest of waters.

61py1r34wil will get you thinking along those lines. Then you’ll need practice or another book.

This is 101, basic stuff.


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Seattle-based Emerald Water Anglers can fit a one- or two-day fly fishing school into your business trip to Seattle. Better yet, they’ll tailor the pace and content to your level. They can do this because their classes max out at four students and usually only enroll one or two at a time.

I capped a recent week of meetings in that gorgeous Pacific Northwest city by joining Ted McDermott and another student I’d never met for a day of bumping up the fly-fishing skills. I found Ted an engaged and knowledgeable teacher who was able to work with my fellow student and me to craft a class on the hoof that moved us both forward. Ted was particularly helpful on reading the water and understanding hatches, two areas where my own adventures in fly fishing needed some shoring up. (more…)

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One of the endearing features of the monthly magazine Fly Fisherman is its tag line: ‘the leading magazine of the quiet sport’. (more…)

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