What is the difference between a leader and tippet in fly fishing? While they are quite similar, they are two distinct components of your fly fishing setup. Let’s clarify exactly what a leader is, what tippet is, and the difference between the two. What is a Leader in Fly Fishing? A leader is the section [...]

Crappie are an ideal fish species to target by fly fishing, and it’s honestly surprising you don’t see it more often. They are an extremely popular panfish, and are typically targeting on ultra-light spinning gear. The lures used for crappie fishing often look suspiciously like flies that we fly anglers use all the time. An [...]

A pumpkinseed. One of many species of sunfish. Panfish are one of the most accessible types of fish in North America. Additionally, these fish are both eager to take flies and put up quite a fight for their size when hooked. This combination of traits makes sunfish the perfect fly fishing target not just for [...]

How do I carry a fishing net? This question can be one of the more puzzling aspects of a fly fishing setup. Where do you put it? How do you attach the net to the fly fishing vest? What mechanism will keep the net in place, and how easily can I access the net? Generally, [...]