The New Fly Fisher – Part Two

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Getting a start on some great fly fishing. Steve Dobson clarifies what you need to know, and what you don’t need to buy when getting started in fly fishing! Starting from Scratch- Rods, Reels and Lines In preparing to write this article, I have tried to think back to when and how I got started fly-fishing. For me it was a writer, Roderick Haig-Brown. His book ?A Primer of Fly-Fishing? gave me the basic information I needed to get started. His book called ?A River Never Sleeps? made me want to start and ?Bright Waters, Bright Fish? made me a fanatic. Having decided to try it, I went to the local fly shop – not a very good experience for

The New Fly Fisher – Part One

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Fly Fishing Advice for the Beginner First Things First – Getting Started in Fly Fishing Getting a start on some great fly fishing. Steve Dobson clarifies what you need to know, and what you don’t need to buy when getting started in fly fishing! So, my friend is getting back to fly-fishing. He has not done much fishing of any kind since he was kid in the UK as far as I know. He has not asked me for my advice but you can bet that I have been thinking about it. The question I ask my self is this. ?Knowing what I know now, if I was to go back and start again with the same budget what would

Using a Wading Staff

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A few years ago, I started using a stick when wading across brooks and streams. The first time it was because I had picked up a piece of Maple, gnawed by beavers… A few years ago, I started using a stick when wading across brooks and streams. The first time it was because I had  picked up a piece of Maple, gnawed by beavers into the perfect shape and length for a walking stick. Having it to hand  anyway I continued to use it as I walked across a freshet-full brook to get to a fishing spot. It made what would have  been a mildly treacherous adventure much less risky.  From then on, when walking into or out of favourite