Fly Fishing for Beginners - Fly Fishing Tips, Choosing Fly Fishing Equipment
Troutcatchers 'Fly fishing for beginners' web page is designed to help beginners (or even experienced fly fishers who need to be refreshed) choose their fly fishing equipment, plus give plenty of fly fishing tips.
The page will take you through the Troutcatchers links that will help choose your fly fishing rod, how to match your fly line, then choose your fly leader & eventually choose your fly. Alternatively if you are looking for a complete Fly Fishing outfit, we have plenty to choose from, or we can build you a bespoke set up that will be unique to you.
Fly Fishing Rod - Trout! Salmon! Pike! Carp! (eh! - sounds fishy!)
Streams, Lakes, Lochs, Reservoirs, even the Ocean! - Where do I start?
Fly fishing rods, how, where, and what they do? - Great advice to help before purchasing your fly rod - plus advice for the fly fishing beginner to purchase a fly rod that will cover as many different species & locations as possible.
Fly Fishing Rod Guide - Where do I start?
I've chosen my Fly Fishing Rod, now I need some Fly Fishing Line?
By now you'll know what your rod is capable off? You now need to match your fly line to your fly rod to get the best from it - This Troutcatcher link will help the fly fishing beginner choose the right line for the right fish for the right location. It will also make you an expert on AFTMA - Crikey... Hope there's not a quiz at the end!
Fly Fishing Line Info here!
Fly Fishing Leaders - Thought this was going to be easy! It Is! Just follow this beginner's advice
Leaders, along with the fly, are the business end of all your equipment, whilst this equipment is very cheap, its very important you get it right to catch fish - you need to think about the length, the breaking strain, plus decide if you want the leader to float or sink.
First of all the length, this depends on the weather, type of water, and your target fish. When fly fishing in clear or / and shallow water, work with a leader that is as long as you can comfortably cast. If the conditions are windy or you are fishing in very small streams or brooks, you will be casting short, so go with a short leader for better turnover 9 - 12ft. In large Stillwater's, this normally requires longer leaders of 9 - 24 ft.
The best types of leader are tapered to a fine point, helping to cast better. If you make your own leader, or purchase ready made ones, the strength is important. Nylon is rated by its breaking strain (b.s.) in kilograms or pounds, sometimes also in diameter millimetres / inches. The bigger breaking strains are for targeting the larger fish, whilst the smaller breaking strains are better where stealth is required when targeting smaller species..
Leaders are all here
Fly Fishing Flies - Argg thought I'd got there! - So many flies to choose! Where do I start? What are the Basics?
Now you'll be at the stage where you'll need basic help choosing & using fishing flies. But don't worry, we have advice here and a few tips to start your fishing fly collection. There's also the opportunity to grab hold of some flies for your holiday!! Fancy a Sea Bass?
Fly Fishing Flies - The Basics
OK - Got everything !! How do I set it all up???
Now you've made this huge investment, what do you do with it all? Please Help!!
We've a great video from Snowbee that'll help set up your Fly Rod along with some great pics linking your Reel to your Backing, to your Fly Line, to your Leader, and then to your Fly -Got IT? No well check it out here!!>>>
OK I'm Convinced - Where's your Fly Fishing Outfits?
Troutcatchers realise that starting this hobby can be a huge investment, therefore we have teamed up with our suppliers to design the best value for money Fly Fishing Outfits we can find. Starting at less than £50.00 we are able to suit every budget and ability level. Choose from a variety of complete outfits, or mix and match a custom outfit of your own to perfectly suit your style, budget, and target species.
If you need us to take all the guesswork out of buying the best fly-fishing equipment & accessories, just drop us an email stating your budget, your target fish, trout, salmon, bass, tarpon etc. and experience level. The more information you can provide us, the better we can build your bespoke fly fishing outfit.
Fly Fishing Outfits are GREAT VALUE for MONEY - From a Beginners outfit through to a more comprehensive kit, you will find a Fly Fishing outfit here to suit your needs.
Fly Fishing Outfits
That fish is just out of reach! Fancy Some Waders??
My castings good - bad - indifferent!!! but there's always going to be that fish of a lifetime you just spotted.... and you cant quite reach it...... What do you do......? !!!
Walking IN water - Great Wader Advice!