There are a few knots you will
need to know how to tie.
Getting Started DVD:
Fly fishing basics of choosing
the right fly, fly line, fly rod, fly
reel, leader, tippet, etc. for your
particular needs and
requirements is a step in the
right direction towards success
on any  fly-fishing excursion.
The purpose, function and
features of each fly-fishing tool,
fly rod, fly reel, fly line, flies,
waders, etc. , including its
construction and material, are
thoroughly covered. This
“encyclopedia of fly fishing gear”
covers the complete spectrum
of fly fishing rods, fly
reels, backing, fly lines, leaders,
tippets, waders, boots,
accessories and much more.
Beginners: (Those just getting started fly-fishing)
Fly Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Catch a wild rainbow trout
like this one and you have one
that is slightly above the
average length.
This is a huge brook trout.
Catch a large brook trout like this
and you have a real trophy even
though the fish is just over 11
inches long.
Park that are just getting started may be
surprised to learn that catching wild trout in the
small streams requires some skills they may
have not associated with fly-fishing.

Hiding and sneaking up on trout the trout is a
big part of it. Trout spook very easy.

2. Being able to get your fly to drift naturally or
what anglers call a "
drag free drift" in turbulent
water with cross currents is necessary.

Casting in small streams that are totally
enclosed with tree limbs is another.

4. Being able to cast a fly a long distance is not
one of them.
Short, pile, curve, roll and other
types of "messed up" cast are necessary.

5. Having a huge amount of expensive fly gear
is not a requirement.

6. Having inside knowledge of
secret fishing
holes is not a part of it.
Trout are abundant in
all of the streams.  

7. Those new to fly-fishing for trout may also be
surprised to learn that the trout they are trying to
catch are relatively small but that they are either
native or wild trout that were born in the
streams. The trout are not stocked trout from a

Fly-fishing the park is not difficult. Once you
get the hang of a few basics techniques, you
should be able to catch a few trout.

9. Never forget that the experience of fly-fishing
should be
fun, peaceful and relaxing. Being
able to enjoy the day should be your first priority.

Fly Fishing Gear You Will Need

Fly Fishing Tips on Purchasing Gear

Copyright 2011 James Marsh
Beginners (Those Just Getting
Started Fly-fishing::
Rainbow Trout
Big Brook Trout
Tying on a Fly
covers the techniques necessary
to assemble everything. It begins
with basics such as installing fly
line backing and fly line on reels,
knots connecting backing to the
reel, the leader to the fly line,
tippet to the leader and the tippet
to various types of flies. It to
insure viewers that you learn to
tie all the knots they may need for
almost any fly-fishing situation.
The techniques for rigging
multiple flies, strike indicators,
shock and bite tippets, along
with many other specialized rigs
used in fly-fishing are also
shown in a clear, easy to follow
Installing the Backing
The Nail Knot
The Blood Knot
Improved Clinch Knot
The Loop Knot
Nail Loop Knot
Rapala Loop Knot
Surgeons End Loop
Loop Connection
Brook Trout Stream
Shock Leaders
Surgeons Knot
The Uni-Knot
Shocker Knot
Shock Tippets
Wire to Line
Coated Wire to
Spider Hitch
Getting Started
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