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 last summer 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 have been fishing for smallmouths at that time of year, but the . . .
e hope that many fly fishers are making good use of time at home to teach a youngster to cast. One sure way to discourage a young would-be fly caster, though, is to get bogged down in discussions of rod action, loading and unloading, and the, . . .
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 . . .
So far, we have introduced you to the first angler to hit the Expert Level, the first Advanced Caster, and the first female angler to hit the Expert (and probably Advanced) Level. Now we’ve got a our first under-18 fly fisher to achieve the Expert level . . .
My friend Jeff and I recently took our families to explore a high elevation lake and stream in the Uinta Mountains of Utah for a couple of days. The hike to the lake was only about a mile, but we had heard good things about it. When we arrived, . . .
In honor of Father’s Day–and since Tom is still out on the road-we’ve pulled a popular show from the archives on how to teach young people how to fly fish. Tom should be back next week with your questions. . . .
Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips
That big smile suggests that this youngster is hooked for life.
Photos by Kip Vieth
This is the year. You‘ve been thinking about exposing a kid to the wonderful sport of fly fishing, and you’ve decided that he or she is ready. What better way to do it than to take them on a guided . . .
Written by: Kaitlin Barnhart
Few things are more rewarding than sharing your passion for the outdoors with your kids.
Photo by Kyla Kulp
I held the stamped envelope, full of spring soccer sign up forms, in the mail slot for a few seconds before letting go—committing to a spring of weekend plans. Sure, I can stand in a river in the . . .
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. . .
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 . . .