Video Tuesday Tip: How to Teach Kids to Fly Cast

We hope a lot kids receive new fly rods during the holidays this year, but that means someone has to teach these youngsters to cast. One sure way to discourage a young would-be fly caster, . . .
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Pro Tips: Use Brightly Colored Nymphs in High Water

Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly
George Daniel's kids solved their strike-detection problems by switching to brightly colored flies. Photo by George Daniel
The heavy rainfall on my home waters this summer has left me two options: head north to fish the mountain streams, or deal with the high water. I’m happy to do either one. Normally, I would be . . .
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Classic Video: My First Fish, Through the Eyes of a Child

Wow. Seriously, this is one of the most moving videos we have ever featured on the Fly Fishing blog. "My First Fish" the story of a five-year-old boy's first experience with steelhead, and it's. . .
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Photos: First Success with a Fly Rod is a Powerful Memory

Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge
Nick took to the fly rod quickly, after years of wanting to try it. Photos courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge
Young Nick is becoming quite the outdoorsman. While fishing at Wollaston Lake Lodge with his family for the past few years, he kept eyeing the fly rod as his next challenge. After a few . . .
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Podcast: Fly Fishing with Your Family, with Derek Olthuis

Derek Olthuis with a stunning bull trout. Photo courtesy Derek Olthuis
This week, Orvis Ambassador Derek Olthuis and I talk about fishing with your kids and family. Derek has three young children, and he fishes as much as anyone I know, so he has some great tips . . .
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Tuesday Tip: How to Teach a Kid to Fish

Written by: Paul Fersen
Who needs a trout when a creek chub can elicit a smile like that? Photo of Brennon Hill by Jon Hill
For those of us who love fishing, very few things engender more passion in our lives—with the exception of our children. Our children become the center of our universe the moment they. . .
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Photo: Last-Cast Brookie of a Lifetime

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions

Will Yantis refused to give up on his dream of landing a huge Maine brook trout.
Photo courtesy Will Lillard
When Will Yantis signed up for the 2018 Maine Teen Fly-Fishing Expedition (his fourth trip with us), he had one thing on his mind: redemption for the brook trout of a lifetime he had lost on the same . . .
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Classic Pro Tips: 3 Steps to Teaching Teens to Fly Fish

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions

Teens are among the hardest groups to engage in a new activity.
Photos by Will Lillard
Before I led Lillard Fly Fishing Expedition's first teen fly fishing adventure, I sat down for a beer with TU’s Director of Youth Education, Franklin Tate. We talked about the success TU has. . .
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