How To Set Up A Fly Reel

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MidCurrent, a very informative fly fishing web site, has an excellent video from Tim Flagler on “How to Set up a Fly Reel”, explaining how to load backing and fly line onto your new fly reel. Not only does Tim show you how and how to determine how much… but along the way he shows […] Read more »

Fly Fish a Mouse Pattern

Hi folks…. here is a great article from another fishing web site that demonstrates how to fly fish a mouse pattern. It is very well written and for sure, lots can be learned from the article and the illustrations. If you haven’t ever fly fished with a mouse pattern, you are missing out on some […] Read more »

Choosing the Right Fly Rod and Reel

I recently read an article about choosing the right fly rod and reel. I have included the link to this article on my site because it answers so many questions and does so very well with great illustrations. This will allow the beginner to sit, read, think and relax a bit before being confronted with […] Read more »

Doc Willy’s Fly Fishing Book Collection

My good friend, William (Doc/Willy) Hutcheson passed away earlier this spring. You may have read my previous article about Doc and his inventory of fly fishing gear, rods, reels etc… that I was able to sell for the family. Just recently his widow, my good friend, Sherry, brought me a collection of Doc’s fly fishing books and […] Read more »

Legalities of Using a Float Tube for Fishing

A recent situation prompted me to write the following e-mail regarding the legalities of float tube fishing … Greetings, I am a high school teacher and avid fly fisherman who lives in Owen County. A friend of mine who has a float tube (as I do) recently went to Spring Mill to partake in the […] Read more »

Doc Willy’s Fly Fishing Collection

In the summer of 1986 I turned 24, got my first Master’s Degree and moved 1,275 miles from southern Indiana to Casper, Wyoming. I was going to be a special needs teacher in The Natrona County School District. Wyoming and I were a great fit as there was plenty to hunt and fish. As you […] Read more »