We've been inundated recently with all the eager new anglers trying to get rigged up for spring fishing! Great to have you all here! Please use the search function to find your answers first. Try "beginner" "starter" etc or even your location for better answer.
If you have a question, please don't hesitate to ask it here in a comment rather than posting a new thread!
Hopefully we can get a good little starter guide going from all the questions and answers!
PLEASE be as detailed as possible when asking questions as it allows us to answer them better! Include such things as target species, location, budget, experience [or lack there of :)].
I'll link some threads as we go!
Howdy, gang! It's been awhile since we've run any kind of contest here, and it's time to spice up the endless stream of your glorious grip-and-grin photos with a bit of variety and some fishy stories.
Yes, we're offering PRIZES. Step right up to win some fantastic fly fishing swag!
Here are the ground rules:
A number of independently-owned shops and small fly fishing companies will be generously donating the excellent swag that you're competing to win. We've intentionally chosen to give exposure to smaller companies - not because we're hostile to the bigger players, but because we genuinely appreciate the hard work that entrepreneurs do to push our sport forward.
We're grateful to these sponsors and encourage patronage of their brands. Prizes for the first round will be provided by these purveyors of fine fly fishing goods:
Without further ado, here's the theme for our first contest: Post a photo of your well-loved waders (and/or wading boots, shoes, or sandals) accompanied by a colorful story about how they ended up torn, patched, stained, etc.
DEADLINE for submissions: 10th June 2018 at midnight, EDT US Time
Let the games begin!
I know folks in the sub probably don't have a ton of gear lying around, but if you do have extra waders or rain gear, please help us outfit folks in the Carolinas doing flood rescues. Here's the info.
Hi /r/flyfishing! I've been a lurker for several months now, and 3 buddies of mine and I are looking to dip our toes in the water with a guided trip in or around Lexington, VA. Obviously none of us have any fly fishing gear or experience, so we need a full-service guide, and while we thought we had a guide nailed down for Saturday, Oct. 13, it appears that that guide has backed out for some reason.
We now find ourselves in need of a new guide for an all-day trip for the four of us. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Hey guys caught my first ever fish on fly recently it was only a carp but it was a phenomenal fight. I received a tapered leader when I picked up my combo not sure what size (will post in comments when I find out) but i had a couple of carp break off so i ended up cutting most of the taper leaving approx. 3ft and tied on approx. 6 foot of 8lb fluro. Didnt drop another fish but the casting didnt feel the same. Any tips on what you guys do after you fly line when targeting carp? Cheers in advanced
This is a subreddit for anglers who pursue, or wish to pursue, their favorite fish on fly rods. Whether you fly fish a 2wt on small creeks for brook trout, a 14' 9wt for Steelhead or Atlantic Salmon, or Tarpon on a 12wt; your contributions and questions will be welcomed and appreciated!