[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00HCZVZYG” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ek68JSTJL.jpg” tag=”flyfishrep-20″ width=”349″] Fly fishing has a way a revealing ones true self. Sometimes that’s good and sometimes not so good. In [easyazon_link asin=”B00HCZVZYG” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”flyfishrep-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Contest[/easyazon_link], James Hurley reveals some of our hidden flaws through the story of…

 

Warning: 50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish by Terry and Wendy Gunn may induce wander lust. Do not read this book unless you are prepared to leave it all behind and hit the road. If you have recently graduated from college and can’t find a job, are going through a mid-life crisis, or are recently retired then this book may be for you. Continue reading at your own risk.

 
 

From Ronnie Goodwin comes Fly a Legacy, a brief memoir recounting his journey from the float to the fly. Why fly fish? Ronnie sums it up well, “I can not think of a better thing to do, it gives me a chance to think, and to clear my mind.” How about you?

 

Word on the street is the full length DVD A Deliberate Life from SILO4 is now available for pre-order. The pre-orders will help the filmmakers raise the final funds they need to finish the project, which they describe: There comes a time in all of our lives when we let ourselves dream about living life…

 

Frank Moore reflects on 70 years of fishing the North Umpqua River in Oregon in this video by Travel Oregon. The North Umpqua is one of the world’s premier fly fishing destinations. This river was put on the map thanks largely in part to the work of Frank Moore, fly fishing legend.

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnRzkW0F9ek[/youtube] Orvis fly-fishing instructor Peter Kutzer demonstrates the basics of how to roll cast and provides a few tips on how to achieve better accuracy and distance with a roll cast. Note: this video is one from the original Orvis Ask A Fly-Fishing Instructor series. Orvis has since rolled out a new online fly fishing…

 

So you want to learn about european nymphing techniques (euro nymphing), like the highly effective Czech nymphing or french nymphing methods, right?  I’ve written a number of articles on european nymphing methods that you can review here, but if you want to learn the basics here is what you need: 1) A light spinning rod with…

 

Tom Rosenbauer shares 10 tips to targeting big trout in this weeks Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast. Targeting Big Trout Yes catching small trout is fun but who doesn’t like catching big trout, at least one in awhile? I think we all do. Everyone gets lucky once in awhile, but if you are after big…

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOdvCH1vA80[/youtube] Casts that Catch Fish: Essential Presentation Casts that Catch More Fish I mentioned Casts that Catch Fish, a fly casting DVD, a month ago and promised to let you know when it became available. Now’s your chance to take a one on one fly casting workshop with Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor…

 

I’ve followed Aaron Jasper and his ascent in the fly fishing world, namely through his tireless pursuit to perfect European nymphing techniques, and written extensively (see article list below) about the short- and long-line nymphing techniques, including Czech nymphing and French nymphing he teaches. Now, after over three years of research, practical testing, and instruction…

 

If you are looking for a good book for that fly fishing addicted spouse or relative here are some the bestselling fly fishing books… [easyazon-link asin=”1584793562″ locale=”us”]Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die[/easyazon-link] [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1584793562″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YoJGN%2BrTL._SL160_.jpg” width=”141″] “Santella offers 50 short takes on the ultimate fly-fishing destinations in this beautifully photographed…

 
 

This week’s Fly Fishing Tip is courtesy of RiverBum.com and Jake Ricks of Utah Fly Guides. Aggressive behavior in fish, even when it isn’t related to feeding, can still be great for anglers that know how to take advantage. Fall brings out aggression in many fish species especially those that spawn in the fall like…

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9hg0DoSdt0[/youtube] Orvis’ Tom Rosenbauer shares his infinite wisdom on on how to read trout streams in this fly fishing video clip filmed on the West Branch Ausable River for The New Fly Fisher and the subject of the first Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast. Reading Trout Streams Reading a trout stream and figuring out where trout…

 

After fly fishing for 30 years I thought I pretty much knew how to roll cast. Boy was I wrong. I think I just learned more about rolling casting in this 5 minute and 10 second video short from ‘Casts that Catch Fish’ than in my 30 years flailing about on the water. I’m going…

 

[easyazon-image-link asin=”0811707229″ alt=”Tying & Fishing Tailwater Flies: 500 Step-by-Step Photos for 24 Proven Patterns” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rUnyPq6hL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”130″ height=”160″] [easyazon-link asin=”0811707229″]Tying & Fishing Tailwater Flies[/easyazon-link] is a great guide book to fly fishing and tying flies for tailwaters.   Over 500 step-by-step photos of 24 proven patterns for the most demanding trout from one of Umpqua Feather…

 

This week’s Fly Fishing Tip is brought to us by RiverBum.com and Jake Ricks of Utah Fly Guides. My wife has the term “simplify” in somewhat ornate creative vinyl letters stuck to a mirror over the dresser in our bedroom. I think she means something like we should simplify our lives. Or maybe it just…

 

If this video doesn’t get your blood pumping then it is time to take up golf! Acclaimed producers of Nervous Water, Beattie Outdoor Productions looks to have done it again with Off the Grid, a 4 year journey to locales unknown in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia and southwest Alaska filming the best the…

 

This Fly Fishing Tip is brought to you by RiverBum.com and Jake Ricks of Utah Fly Guides. Every year at about this time in the Rockies the big bugs come out. This usually means Green Drakes, Stoneflies, Salmon Flies, and occasionally some other big bugs like Brown Drakes. These flies obviously get the attention of…

 

Party at the drop offImage by Mr eNil This Fly Fishing Tip is brought to you by RiverBum.com and Jake Ricks of Utah Fly Guides. Why Fish Like Drop Offs When reading water, whether in a stream, river, lake, or ocean, be sure to pay particular attention to drop offs. These prime locations, where shallow…

 

This Fly Fishing Tip is brought to you by Jake Ricks of Utah Fly Guides. What Lies Beneath There’s just something in all of us that wants to know what lies beneath. That’s a big part of the reason we fish. The deeper and darker the run or pool on a river the more we…

 

This Fly Fishing Tip is brought to you by RiverBum.com and Jake Ricks of Utah Fly Guides. I recently received an information request asking about how to fish wet flies. The definition of a wet fly is any fly that is designed to sink and be fished below the water’s surface. There are actually many…

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbcVaEe3RIs[/youtube] I’ve always been curious about furled leaders but have not tried making them so when I found this week’s Fly Fishing Tip on making furled leaders I was pretty psyched. Advantages of Furled Leaders So why bother making furled leaders? I asked the same question of some friends in one of the forums I…