Intro to Entomology
This intro to entomology blog discusses the basic life cycles of common aquatic insects that are used when fly fishing.
5 Factors When Choosing a Fly
There are five factors when choosing a fly. These include size, profile/shape, color, behavior and habitat.
Fly Category Types
Searching, Impressionistic, Imitative and Attractor are the 4 fly category types. Learn about each and what flies to use to match the hatch.
Classification of Aquatic Insects
Let’s dive into how aquatic insects are scientifically classified and what that means to us as anglers.
Find out what specific bugs are hatching during the time of year. Do a quick internet search for Hatch Charts in a specific area.
Intro to Types of Trout Flies
Learn the different types of trout flies and where they are within the water column. Fly types are dry, emerger, subsurface (nymph), and streamers.
How to Identify a Dry Versus a Subsurface Fly
Learn the difference between a dry fly and a subsurface (wet) fly. Dry flies imitate the adult phase of an insect. Subsurface flies are also wet flies, nymphs, larvae, or pupa.
Wading Boot Stud and Cleat Types and Uses
The type of rock that you are wading through dictates the type of studs you choose to put into your rubber or felt soled wading boots. Putting a combination of studs and cleats composed of different materials will give you the best amount of traction.