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Terrestrial Week 2017

Terrestrial Week 2017

Begins July 23rd Terrestrial Week is dedicated to chucking big bugs that catch big fish.  All week we’ll be featuring the best hopper, ant and beetle patterns from around the web as well as tips  and videos to help you be more successful on the […]

Improve your Fishing by Reading Books and Watching Videos

Improve your Fishing by Reading Books and Watching Videos

One of the best things that you can do to improve your fly fishing technique and catch more fish is to pursue the knowledge of others by reading books and watching videos.  There are so many resources available to us today, we’d be silly not […]

Beginners guide to reading water

Beginners guide to reading water

A key component to catching trout is to first locate the trout.  One of the most common mistakes I see beginner anglers make is casting aimlessly into the biggest pool they can find and hope something takes their fly.  While they are doing this, the guy 20 yards upstream is killing it.  What’s his secret?  Chances are the run he’s fishing has some good structure creating slack water for the fish to seek shelter while also creating current channels that bring loads of food to these fish.  So how can you find these same honey holes?

  1. Look towards the head of these larger pools.  As the stream transitions from a shallow riffle to a deep pool, there will be an intermediate stage of water called a run.  Look for structure such as large boulders submerged within the run.  These large rocks will provide shelter for the trout so drift your flies to either side of the rock and get ready to set the hook.
  2. On both sides of the main run, you’ll find slower moving slack water.  Trout will often times rest in this calmer water and when the opportunity comes, swims out into the main current to feed.  Finding this seam between the calm water and the swifter current is really important.

Follow these couple tips and I’m confident that you’ll put more fish in the net.







Tips For Better Indicator Nymph Fishing

Tips For Better Indicator Nymph Fishing

Trout spend 80% of their time feeding subsurface so if you want to catch more fish, you need to become a better nymph fisherman.  There are a few different options here but by far the easiest path to more fish is to master indicator nymphing. […]

Getting most out of your HERO shot!

Getting most out of your HERO shot!

How many of you have ever taken pictures of your catch and sent it to your family or friends?  Do you do that to brag about how awesome you are or to just rub it in that you’re out fishing while they are stuck at […]

Jig Hooks Rock!

Jig Hooks Rock!

Yesterday was my introduction to fishing with tungsten weighted jig hooks.  The week prior I had done a video review of the Hanak jig style hooks and tied a few nymph patterns with these to give them a shot.  If you haven’t fished this style of hook, you need to.  Every fish I caught was hooked perfectly in the top of the fish’s mouth and I didn’t loose a single one.  What was really cool was these flies ride hook-point up so in addition to the incredible hook-sets I experience, these have the added benefit of not snagging on the bottom of the stream nearly as often.  The result for me was more fish, less frustration, and an all-around epic morning on the stream.  I recommend the Hanak 450BL style as it’s an all around good nymph hook with a large hook gape to help with better hook-sets. 

My First Post

My First Post

I started Fly Fish Guy in 2017 to share my passion for fly fishing with you.  I’ve been fly fishing for over 15 years now and what was once a hobby to spend some time with my father has turned into a full blown obsession.  […]