Joan Wulff’s Dynamics of Fly Casting – “The Hand & the Arm”.
I found this site, sexyloops.com; it has pages of info on fly casting. Check out their section on flycasting. Loops (Beginners) – The forming of casting loops and false casting Loops (Intermediate) – Loop shape Tailing Loops – Tailing Loops Part 2
We are often trying to learn new knots for fishing, boating or just around the home. Here is a short list of some knot terminology used at times when describing knotting or rope parts in general. One term we often come across for instance is the “standing end”. Now you will definitely know what a… Continue Reading Knot Terminology
This video is John Waters talking about distance casting, but he has a great explanation of the basic position and casting stroke (we will talk about distance casting another time).
Presented by Carl “Bumcast” McNeil Remove Slack Timing Stroke Length Acceleration Effective Loop 1. Remove Slack 2. Timing 3. Stroke Length 4. Acceleration 5. Effective Loop
Reach Mend Wiggle Cast Pile Cast
There are a number of types of fly lines, one of the common differentiators of these is fly line density. Fly lines have different densities, each density is used for a different method of fly fishing. At the highest level, fly lines either float or sink. When we break it down a bit further we… Continue Reading Types of Fly Lines Explained
Properly spinning and shave-shaping deer hair is one of the most challenging in fly tying, but the fish attracting successes of patterns utilising it make it an imperative to learn “how”. Patterns using the spun deer hair technique are generally large and also fairly involved, which tends to intimidate many tyers. The are numerous instructional… Continue Reading Spinning Deer Hair
Most tying problems stem from two things:
Failure to properly plan the fly, and not knowing how to work with deer hair. Both of these are easy to remedy.
Don’t let the prospect of tying these simple, effective flies turn you into a head case.
THE ORIGINAL Muddler Minnow was actually a very simple affair. Minnesota angler Don Gapen invented the pattern back in the 1930s to tempt the big brookies of Ontario’s Nipigon River, and it has been undergoing constant tweaking, revisions, and reinventions ever since.
Tying good Muddler Minnows is not difficult. If you treat the Muddler as two flies on a single hook, with the back end being a streamer and the front end being nothing more than two or three dumps of stacked deer hair, you’ll find the Muddler and its variants no more difficult than any other fly.