Just enough information to go fishing!
When I started out fly fishing there was no internet. Info was had from books and magazines. Fellow fly anglers were and probably still are a mixed bag. Some are happy to teach and mentor and some are not. It took me quite a while to ferret out the info I think I have. I sometimes think of it as my truffle pig period. There were little bits here and little bits there and they had to be found andbrought together.
Now we have readily accessible information even on our watches. On Youtube you can find casting gurus and some casting gods, if you know how to sift through all of it. In a search on “fly leaders” I got
70 million hits! It takes a while to chew through that. There are some fabulous sites on leaders, but which ones if you are a novice?
With that in mind I decided to put together a simple webpage on fly fishing, where the emphasis is on the simple and clear. I start from the hook and work myself to the rod. I try to give just enough information on each subject, so a beginner has what he/she needs to get started. I do not try to cover each subject fully only give enough information for a solid foundation to start from on the following subpages. The first is on hooks and then I will add a new page weekly.
Chapter 1. Hooks
Chapter 2. Flies
Chapter 3. Flies for fresh – and saltwater
Chapter 4. Leaders and tippet
Chapter 5. Knots
Chapter 6. Fly lines and backing
Chapter 7. Reels
Chapter 8. Rods
Chapter 9. Fishing in streams, lakes and salt
Chapter 10. The Cast