Video: How to Tie a Non-Slip Loop Knot

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast last year–who walks you through . . .

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Video: How and Why to Fish Balanced Flies in Still Water

We recently relaunched the fishingsifu Fly Fishing Learning Center, featuring an all-new design. For the first 13 weeks, we will be adding a new chapter to the Learning Center each week. This week, it’s all about fly-fishing for trout on . . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Set Up a Nymph Rig

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast last year–who walks you through . . .

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Podcast: The Mayfly Project, with Jess Westbrook

In this week’s podcast, I interview Jess Westbrook, co-founder of The Mayfly Project. This organization, winner of the 2017 fishingsifu Breaking Barriers award, brings the joys of fly fishing to foster kids . . .

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Pro Tips: A Simple Approach to Leaders

The fly-fishing leader is a complicated subject. Countless articles and book chapters, and even entire books, have been devoted to leaders. And still that tapered length of monofilament confuses many anglers, particularly . . .

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Podcast: Secrets of a Fly Designer, with Jonny King

This week, I have a chat with Jonny King, one of the most creative and innovative fly tiers I know, whose creative mind is responsible for patterns like the Kinky Muddler and Splitsville dry flies. I am always interested in where the. . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Euro-Nymph a Run

When you’re faced with a run that seems fairly featureless–with no boulders, obvious seams, or troughs–it can be tough to decide where to fish. In this great video from The New Fly Fisher, fishingsifu product developer Jesse . . .

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Video: How to Fish Nymphs with a Sighter

Every time we post something about using strike indicators, someone makes a snarky comment about “bobber fishing.” A lot of fly fishers prefer “naked nymphing,” in which the angler detects strikes by feel or by watching the . . .

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