5-Bullet Friday | 20 May 2016

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

  • How to Fish a Wet Fly on a Nymphing Rig – When there is a frenzy of bug activity you can double your chances of success by adding a wet fly or soft hackle to a standard nymphing rig and fishing it on the swing at the end of your drift. George Daniels details how and why to do this in a great article on Hatch Magazine.  Read Article
  • Understanding Mayflies – Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned pro you’ll pick up a tip or two from Paul Weamer who simplifies the mayfly life cycle, how to tell them apart and how to imitate them.  Via Fly Fisherman. Read Article
  • [Video] It’s All In The Wrist – Ever been told, “You’re using too much wrist” when getting instruction on how to make a good fly cast? Truth is you do need to use some wrist to make a good cast, but the trick is knowing how much and when to flick the wrist. Fly casting champion Tim Rajeff breaks it all down in this video short. via Gink & Gasoline. Watch the Video
  • [Video] Guide Flies: How to Tie A Simple Soft Hackle Caddis Emerger – Guide flies are simple and quick to tie. Ty Webb demonstrates how to tie one of these effective patterns, a soft hackle caddis emerger, in this instructional video from Swallowtail Fly Fishing. Watch the Video
  • 3 Tips to Simplify Fly Fishing – Whether you are just starting out or have been doing it for 40 years, fly fishing can be overwhelming.  When I find myself confused or frustrated on the water (which happens often) I remember these 3 simple tips from professional guide Jake Ricks. Read Tips 


About the author

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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