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    Quote Originally Posted by silver creek View Post
    About 20 years ago I was asked to write the first FAQ on fly fishing for Flyfish@. If you Google "nymphing" or "dry fly fishing," my FAQ still comes upon the first page of the search.

    I still think they relevant for the newbie. Feel free to print off a copy.

    Dry Fly Fishing

    Nymphing

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    Hey Silver Creek:

    I've been reading your lesson on fly fishing and it is full of very good knowledge. It is one of the best essays on the subject that I have ever found. Thank you so much.
    Welcome to the world of Fly Crying

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    Thank you for the very kind comments.

    I think the FAQs have held up considering that 20 years is an eternity in internet time.

    Here are a couple of illustrations for rise forms that show a simple rise transitioning into a compound then complex rise:




    Last edited by silver creek; 03-27-2013 at 12:17 PM.
    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucerducer View Post
    Can someone refer me to a good source that explains the different ways of fishing patterns, as in:

    Drift.....as a nymph....as a streamer.... etc.

    I know just about enough to get skunked I think, so if you can help, I would appreciate an explanation of the fine points.
    Do yourself a favor. Track down a copy of Roy Ovington's Tactics on Trout. It will save you hours of frustration. The gear is dated, but everything else is still spot on.

    Also, In the Ring of the Rise by Vincent C. Marinaro is well worth the read.

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    Random User:

    Thanks. I've ordered a copy of that book.
    Welcome to the world of Fly Crying

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    It's a great book. You'll enjoy it

    It's brilliant in it's simplicity. It's all about put the right type of fly where the trout are likely to take it and how to go about getting it there. It's all presented is a sort of chit-chatty way like you are standing on the side of a stream with him - sort of the uncle I wish I had had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Knowing how and when to mend is fundamental to all fly presentation techniques that use a floating line.
    It's as important as being able to cast.

    8 Common Fly Line Mending Mistakes
    This one should've been 9 Common Fly Line Mending Mistakes.... #1 being Arial Mending.... Learn to Arial Mend so as to get the most natural drift possible without having to lift or mend your line during a drift as mending mid drift allows for slack in the line and missed takes... It's kinda surprising that Arial Mending didn't even make his Top 8...

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    Thanks for posting this question -- I gleaned some good info from the comments!

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