1. as I have decided to venture into the world of fly fish I need all of the info I can get...so first off...what's the best way to dry off flies? How do you store ...more them and what are some good fly brands/makers? Let me ok now guys I want to know EVERYTHING!

    1. Chris Skinner 0
      Glad I could help bud! Honestly though, unless you've got a spot where carp are fed regularly, they are TOUGH to get to bite on the fly
    2. Ryan Z 0
      @Cowboy713 thanks a bunch! great info man I was reading along intently hahah
    3. Chris Skinner 0
      Hand tied tapered (which has knots but you tie them yourself) now I know I just covered a lot at one time, but I'll be more than happy to answer any questions ...more you have bud
    4. Chris Skinner 0
      Leader is another section of thin line called your tippet, I like fluoro when throwing streamers. And lastly is your fly. Leaders come in a few varieties, but the ...more most common are knotless tapered and
    5. Chris Skinner 0
      Off thicker towards your fly line and gradually get thinner at the tip, this allows for smooth energy transfer from your rod tip to the fly line through your leader ...more to your fly. At the end of your
    6. Chris Skinner 0
      Basically backup line at the bottom of your spool in case the fish pulls out all of your fly line. This is usually 20-30lb Dacron depending on what weight fly rod ...more you're using. Now your leaders start
    7. Chris Skinner 0
      Start, this taper allows for easy casting as it punches through the air the easiest, it's thin at the very end, gets thicker for a bit then thins out again till ...more it reaches your backing which is
    8. Chris Skinner 0
      So you want your flies to move as naturally as possible, now as for lines, fly line is is typically tapered, there are various types of line taper, but floating ...more weight foreword line is a good place to
    9. Chris Skinner 0
      You produce action to your flies by moving your fly line, and you move the fly according to what type of fly it is, poppers pop, foam spiders skate on the surface, ...more streamers get stripped along etc.
    10. Chris Skinner 0
      Ability of the fly materials to absorb water (think of it like oil and water not mixing) this coating of fly floatant won't mix with the water and so causes ...more the fly to wick water rather than absorb it
    11. Chris Skinner 0
      Made of feathers or other natural materials that are buoyant or displace enough water to float as long as they don't get bogged down with water, this is where ...more fly floatant comes in, it reduces the
    12. Chris Skinner 0
      Like poppers, gurglers, foam spiders, dragonflies, etc. these are not true dry flies, they float due to either balsa wood or foam so you do not have to dry them, ...more true dry flies float because they are
    13. Chris Skinner 0
      If you've got crawfish, brown and olive are good ones, but other colors work as well, pick colors for flies just like you would for bass lures, same principles ...more apply, now you can use surface flies
    14. Chris Skinner 0
      You basically want to match your fly to the food sources in the water, if you've got shad, olive and white or just white with some flash work well, if you've ...more got sunnies, olive or chartreuse are good
    15. Ryan Z 0
      @Cowboy713 honestly that was my plan was to try and get a carp on a fly rod haha and catfish roll top water for flies like crazy in some of the places I fish
    16. Chris Skinner 0
      That said, none of those species really hit on dry flies besides small bass, sunfish, and trout. You'll want to use streamers for the most part, wooly Buggers ...more are a good start along with clousers.
    17. Chris Skinner 0
      Ok living in Texas your key species are bass and sunfish, unless you wanna try saltwater, or you come to the Guad for trout, or you're like me and wanna chase ...more oddballs on the fly like carp and catfish
    18. Ryan Z 0
      @Cowboy713 well mostly largemouth but any species along the way is welcome
    19. Chris Skinner 0
      What do you plan on targeting mostly? That'll help us point you in the right direction, also if you want some good flies to start you off without breaking the ...more bank, Google halfbuckflyshop
    20. MusicCityBass 0
      I can't go into depth at the moment about everything but if you'll text me at (615)829-3124, we can talk about flies later
    21. MusicCityBass 0
      For storage: Bass Pro, Cabela's, Gander Mtn, and every fly shop sells fly boxes. For whatever reason, fly boxes have a tendency to be pretty expensive
    22. MusicCityBass 0
      For how to store them: Bass Pro, Cabela's, Gander Mtn, and every fly shop de
    23. Mason Cizek 0
      @MusicCityBass ties flies. He may be able to help
    24. King_Fisher 0
      Your different fly shops.
    25. King_Fisher 0
      First off drying off flys the best thing is dry fly floatant to keep them floating but you shouldn't worry about drying them off when you put them back in your ...more box as for where to get fly just check
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