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Tip of the Week – Tie a Better Egg Pattern 

Tip of the Week – Tie a Better Egg Pattern 

This weeks tip provides some guidance on tying a better egg pattern. This time of the year, fish will be keying on eggs drifting downstream either from spawning brown trout or steelhead.  To take advantage of this, your fly box needs to be stocked with […]

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week

This week’s tip involves setting your rod up before you even get in the water.   How often have you run line leader first through your guides only to get to the last eye and have the leader slip through your fingers and slide all the […]

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Here in Pennsylvania I’m fortunate to be able to fish year weather permitting. I have the privilege of targeting Great Lakes Steelhead until the creeks freeze over any number of the spring creeks available through the central and eastern part of the state. One thing […]

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week

Here at the Fly Fish Guy,  we are committed to sharing our experiences to help you become a better fly fisherman.  Each week, we’ll be posting a simple hack that will help take your fly fishing game to the next level. This week’s tip involves […]

Summer fly fishing – warm water species you should be targeting

Summer fly fishing – warm water species you should be targeting

Photo: @chrisbfreshly Here on the East Coast come July, August and September the weather gets hot and the trout fishing shuts down in most areas. If you’re like me not being on the water for 3 months is excruciating. What I decided to do this […]

Summer fly fishing – How to beat the heat

Summer fly fishing – How to beat the heat

When the temperature goes up most people pack up their gear and wait for the calm cool of the Fall to get back out trout fishing. If you’re like me I just can’t wait that long. To help you out I put together few tips […]

Best Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

Best Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

For better or worse,  fly fishing requires a little more precision with your tackle than traditional bait or spin fishing.  You probably won’t notice poorly made gear much while your dragging a worm around on a hook,  but you will notice a difference when trying […]

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 […]

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. […]