The Timing of Your Fly Fishing Hookset For Trout

Timing of your hookset for trout

This post was last updated on November 15th, 2014 at 10:22 pmHow to Properly Time Your Fly Fishing Hookset for Trout Under Various Conditions The speed of your hookset will have to change to accommodate the various trout species and also the water in which you are fishing. Nearly every day on the river I … Read more

History of Fly Fishing

Fishing in Nova Scotia in the 1800's

This post was last updated on January 21st, 2016 at 08:23 pmA Brief History of Fly Fishing Now, some fly fishing enthusiasts will probably know the entire history of fly fishing. However, for those of you who are slightly less clued up, here’s a brief summary of the glorious history of the sport. Let’s start … Read more

Fly Fishing Rods for Steelhead – Rod Weight, Reel and Line Choices

A nice steelhead caught by steve cornetet

This post was last updated on December 24th, 2014 at 07:31 pmChoosing a Fly rod For Steelhead You might be able to convert an existing trout rod you already own into your steelhead rod. Lets go over what size rod is appropriate and what you should consider. Generally I would opt for a crisp 7 … Read more

Clinch Knot Tricks and Why I Use This Great Knot (not improved clinch)

how to remove the clinch knot without cutting the line.

This post was last updated on May 7th, 2014 at 01:36 am Clinch Knot Tips and Tricks AKA Fisherman’s Knot and Cinch Knot among other names. This is such a great simple knot, that I am not sure why anyone would ever tie any other type in most situations. I am going to show you … Read more

Proper Hook set Technique For Trout With a Fly Rod

Proper hookset for flyfishing trout.

This post was last updated on March 18th, 2016 at 08:18 pmHow to Properly Set the Hook With a Fly Rod (for trout) Fly fishing for trout is a whole different ballgame than fishing for bonefish or tarpon. Personally I don’t fish the saltwater very often, but I do know that the hooksetting technique seems … Read more

How To Setup a Fly Reel, Fly Line, Backing and Knots

How to Setup a Fly Reel

This post was last updated on February 19th, 2015 at 12:30 amSetting up a Fly Reel Start To Finish This task is easy if you know a few knots and should only take a couple minutes to accomplish. There are a few things you will need in order to get your fly reel ready for … Read more

How to Fly Fish a River for Trout

Where to Fly fish for trout: Seams and eddies, How to Fly Fish for Trout in a River, how to fly fish a river for trout

This post was last updated on July 30th, 2021 at 10:49 am When it comes to how to fly fish a river for trout, there’s a lot to consider. You will likely have heard people talk about fishing the Foam while river fly fishing, but what does that mean? Here I will explain and also … Read more

Fly Line Backing – Everything you Need to Know

Backing for fly reel and line

This post was last updated on February 18th, 2015 at 04:12 pmWhat is Fly Line Backing? Fly line backing is normally made of dacron or braided polyester, it is the first layer of line you will put on your fly reel. It is generally sold in 50-100 yard spools.  Backing is a braided line made up … Read more

Fly Fishing Reels (Large vs Small Arbor)

Different fly fishing reel types

This post was last updated on January 9th, 2014 at 04:52 pmAn Overview of Fly Fishing Reels Large Arbor vs Standard There are a couple types of fly fishing reel options to consider before investing your hard earned money into one. There are two major types of reels. These are the large arbor reels and … Read more

Fly Fishing Tippet and Leaders

Choose the right size tippet and leaders for fly fishing.

This post was last updated on December 15th, 2015 at 05:14 pmHow to Choose the Proper Fly Fishing Tippet and Leaders There are a number of different sizes of tippets and leaders available. Each size fish will require one of a different size. Here I will outline the differences, so you are sure to make … Read more

Fly Fishing Basics (Line, leader, backing and tippet rigging)

The line leader and tippet used in a basic fly fishing setup.

This post was last updated on February 26th, 2015 at 12:01 amFly fishing Basics (Line) The Fly fishing line has a few basic parts. In order to properly set up your reel, you will need to know the order to Piece it all together. This can seem a little confusing to a new fly fisherman. … Read more