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The Fly Fish Instruct blog provides valuable tips and education, as well as inspiration, for its readers– that’s you! Gain tried-and-true fly fishing tips like how to choose a fly or learn what bugs are hatching when. Or how about out-of-the-box tips like what types of boot studs are best for you? There’s something for everyone on our fly fishing blog.
This intro to entomology blog discusses the basic life cycles of common aquatic insects that are used when fly fishing.
There are five factors when choosing a fly. These include size, profile/shape, color, behavior and habitat.
Searching, Impressionistic, Imitative and Attractor are the 4 fly category types. Learn about each and what flies to use to match the hatch.
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.
Learn the different types of trout flies and where they are within the water column. Fly types are dry, emerger, subsurface (nymph), and streamers.
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.
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.