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The Art of Fly Fishing

I am not sure where I found this, believe it was e-mailed to me, but I know it is good and I am going to recommend you check it out.  Orvis has a series of fly-fishing instructional videos they will e-mail you if you sign up, The Art of Fly Fishing .

112213_AOFF_Landing_04I am NOT some fly-fishing purist by any means, and I am not sponsored by Orvis.  My philosophy is that I want to catch fish and I will use whatever gear, whatever technique, whatever presentation works best for the situation.  There are times that fly-fishing absolutely is THE BEST way to catch fish.

Now, I know some of you are reading this and thinking to yourself, “I do not fly-fish, I ain’t interested in fly-fishing and I have no interest in this.”

Big mistake.  There is a lot of information in the videos that will apply to any angler and will apply to a lot of fishing situations.  For example, one whole video deals with how to fish current in rivers and streams.  The knowledge in that video applies to every river/stream/canal, current, fishing situation regardless of the gear being used.  Furthermore, I will tell you that even if you do not frequent rivers and streams or fish in current, you should know that even in standing waters, lakes, reservoirs, pits and ponds, there are water movements, current, and the fish are very aware of even the slightest currents and very much relate to them.  If you never do anything but ice-fish a 1.5-acre Nebraska farm pond, you can still learn something there that will help you catch more fish!

Check it out, see what you think, it will make you a better angler!


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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