5-Bullet Friday | 10 June 2016

Welcome to another “5-Bullet Friday”, in which we feature the best fly fishing & fly tying tips from around the web.

  • Getting Your Nymphs in Line – Sometimes you just know that you are going to catch a fish on a particular drift when nymph fishing.  Most times it’s because your nymph(s), leader and indicator (if you are using one) are aligned in a single current seam. Domenick Swentosky explains and illustrates what I mean in a great article on TroutBitten. Read Article
  • 11 Tips for Presenting Your Fly To Tarpon – If you ever fish for tarpon on the fly you’ll know there’s a lot you need to get right to have a shot at a hook-up. Pro guide Kent Klewein provides a handy check list of what needs to happen to make IT happen. (Note many of these tips also apply to spooky wild fish of any sort). Read Article
  • 5 Things to Think About Before Leaving on a Fly-Fishing Trip – Some helpful tips to make the most of your fly fishing trip. via Orvis News (I’m so guilty of the first one). Read Article
  • [Video] How to Tie a Caddis Pupa Emerger – You use craft store Organza Ribbon to help simulate the gas bubbles caddis pupa use to float to the surface, right? Of course you do, and so does Davie McPhail (my favorite fly tying artisan) in this fly tying tutorial. Watch Video
  • [Video] What Do You Get When You Wrap a Czech/Polish Nymph With A Condom? – A Vladi Worm of course! If you haven’t fished this ‘fly’ you’re missing out on a serious fish catcher.  Watch Video (go ahead, it’s ok)


Ken Sperry

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Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.

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