Fly Fishing Tips

Tips to help you become a better fly fisherman or woman.

Fly Fishing the James River in Missouri

Recently on my fall break…my wife and I visited Branson, Missouri for a week. If you haven’t yet made it to Branson, it is quite the city…and quite the story. Branson sits along the White River. In the old days, prior to 1957, The White would regularly flood and thus the powers to be came […]

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Float Tube Instruction

Maybe you are one of the many fishermen that have seen others in a float tube or have seen float tubers on TV or on YouTube; however, you just don’t know if one of these ‘contraptions’ is for you? How productive would it be…can I actually fish from this ‘thing’…how well would I be able […]

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Fly Fishing Topwater for Musky and Bass

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If you are a fly-guy…you know there is just something special about seeing a topwater bug get smashed by a fish. I don’t care if it is the local pond for panfish or in this case, a musky trolling his territory and boiling up under your big baitfish popper. Probably the hardest part for the […]

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How To Set Up A 6 Weight Fly Fishing System

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All too often I get a wide array of questions….but more than any other are questions about leader, tippet and fly line for my 6 weight fly fishing system. I am also often asked about having just one weight of fly rod or system….what would it be? After many years and much deliberation…I guess I […]

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Fly Casting Lessons – With a Follow Up

Through the years I have had to cringe, sorry to say, while watching folks casting in various streams and other waterways. It is much like watching a really bad golf swing…especially if it is someone you know…and you know that you could indeed help their swing. The truth is fly-casting and swinging a golf club […]

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Fly Fishing the Big Blue River in Scenic Southern Indiana

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New water excites me… I can’t hardly wait the night before as I build with anticipation. Don’t get me wrong, nothing wrong with the waters I have already fished, especially if they are loaded with big hungry fish…but a new pool, riffle or bend is hard to describe…maybe you understand…if you don’t, I probably can’t […]

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