We are obsessed with fly fishing. It is our favorite way to explore. When we are not on the water, we are in the backyard practicing our cast, at the kitchen table tying flies, or surrounded by books studying insects, habitats, and rivers. Fly fishing is our favorite way to explore, observe, and benefit from the natural world.
This obsession teaches us a lot! Fly fishing requires us to attempt to understand how water moves, how rivers function, how fish thrive in and react to their habitat, what fish eat and how they hunt, when flies hatch and what that means (the list goes on and on!). Fishing also takes us out of our homes and onto the water where we can enjoy peace and fresh air and a welcomed sense of calm. Fly fishing is our lifeline.
The journey of an angler is a lifelong pursuit. It is an art, a science, a practice in observation, a meditation, and an energizing physical feat. And we all remember our first season fly fishing—the most exciting and engaging—when we took those early steps and dipped our toes into a sport that now defines us. Campers, welcome to the life of fly fishing. Let’s begin with the basics.
What is fly fishing?
What kinds of fish can you catch with fly fishing?
What do you need for fly fishing?
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