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Organize your Fly Tying Station

Organize your Fly Tying Station

Organize your Fly Tying Station If you’re like me, after an hour at the vise, your bench looks like your 5 year old’s playroom, if not worse!  I’ll have a dozen packs of dubbing, hooks, beads, feathers, you name it scattered all over my bench.  […]

Tip of the Week 

Tip of the Week 

This weeks tip involves avoiding snags while you are nymph fishing.  If you’re nymph fishing correctly,  your flies should be tumbling along the stream bed, just like the naturals.  Unfortunately by doing so, you also have a tendency to snag on rocks, or any other […]

Tip of the Week – Fishing Low and Clear Water

Tip of the Week – Fishing Low and Clear Water

We’ve all experienced this.  You plan a fishing trip with your friends and when you get to the stream, the water is low and crystal clear.  All of your honey holes are jammed up with other fisherman and there’s appears to be no hope for […]

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 […]