Fly Fishing 101

Are you new to fly fishing?

The main difference between fly fishing and spin or bait fishing is that in fly fishing, the weight of the line carries the hook through the air, whereas in spin and bait fishing, the weight of the lure or sinker at the end of the line gives casting distance and the lure sinks to below the surface.

Different venues mean using different "flies"

Fly fishing is a wonderful sport, whether you prefer small streams, rivers, lakes or oceans.

  • Your choice of categories depends on what you are trying to catch, and where you're trying to catch it
  • Trout mostly feed near the bed of the stream, where wet flies and especially nymphs are used. ... At certain times, salmon will also rise to a fly on the surface and dry flies may also be used to fish for them. The aim of dry-fly fishing is to mimic the downstream drifting of a real fly on the surface of the water.
  • Trout mostly feed near the bed of the stream, where wet flies and especially nymphs are used. ... At certain times, salmon will also rise to a fly on the surface and dry flies may also be used to fish for them. The aim of dry-fly fishing is to mimic the downstream drifting of a real fly on the surface of the water.
  • From Bonefish to Stripers and other amazing saltwater game fish, there‚Äôs no shortage of fantastic species you can catch with a fly.

The joys of fly fishing in streams, rivers, lakes and oceans!

We at Black's Flies have been enjoying this sport since we were kids and we encourage everyone to try it out too! As a wholesale distributor of hand-tied flies, we encourage you to visit your nearest distributor and get tips from the pros as to how to really get into this sport and truly enjoy yourself!