5-Bullet Friday | 24 June 2016

DIY Fly Fishing’s Weekly Tips

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

  • Top 10 Flies for Mountain Stream-and-Pond Systems – If you fish high mountain ponds and streams, you can pretty much get by with these 10 flies. Via Orvis News. See List
  • Use Tippet Rings to Extend the Life of Expensive LeadersWarning: once you start using tippet rings you may never go back.  Find out what they are and how to use them. Via Gink & Gasoline. Read Article
  • [Video] How to Make Your Own Fly Tying Thread Spool Minder – I’m pretty sure once you create a few of these little doo-dads, you won’t go back to the free-wheeling spools that litter your fly tying bench now. Via Fly Fish Food. Watch Video
  • [Video] How to Fly Fish in Moving Water – Tom Rosenbauer offers some great tips on different types of fly cast and presentation techniques to minimize drag and get your fly where it needs to go. Also included are tips on hooking and landing fish in moving water.  Good stuff.  Watch Video
  • [Video] How to Make a Tapered Leader – In DIY style, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to save some money by making your own tapered leaders. This is a great option for nymph fishing in particular. Watch Video


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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