Intro to Fly Fishing

Contrary to popular belief, fly fishing is a lot more technical and advanced than other forms of the sport. Although it does require a brief period of learning, it is well worth it in the end. Fly fishing is an excellent way to escape the everyday struggles of life. After all, there is nothing quite as satisfying as venturing through your favorite rivers and streams, casting out your line and then watching as a fish anxiously leaps out of the water to snag that perfectly placed fly right before your eyes.

Over the years, fly fishing has become increasingly popular around the world. Fisherman can go after carp in Europe, embrace the great outdoors of the Western United States, hunt for peacock bass in the Amazon river or simply hone their casting skills at their treasured secret spot or local park. As it is clear to see, fly fishing is extremely diverse and the opportunities for adventure are truly endless.

Whether you are an experienced fly fisherman looking to buff up your skills or a beginner looking to learn the ropes, here are some tips, tricks and techniques that are sure to make for many successful fly fishing expeditions in the future.

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Hobbies for Making Extra Cash

Hobbies are a great way to spend your time because they are fulfilling and give you something fun to do rather than sitting on the couch watching television. Believe it or not, there are many hobbies that will also provide you with the amazing opportunity to make some money along the way! This bonus cash can be used to create some extra income if you are unemployed or help you save up for that boat that you have had your eyes on. Whatever the case may be, here are some hobbies for making extra cash!

Photography: Photography is an amazing way to make extra money doing something that you love. You could try selling pictures that you have taken at art fairs or even to local boutiques. Another option would be to work as a freelance photography who captures family photos, portraits or pictures at events, such as weddings or graduations. The best way to get started is by keeping a portfolio of all of your best work. You’ll need a quality camera as well as the appropriate equipment, but the payoff will be significant as some photographers make $2,700 for a single wedding!

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Advice to Spend a Happy and Successful Life

Out of everything that this beautiful world has to offer, living a happy and successful life is what most people desire the absolute most. However, there are too many people that let stress and other factors get in their way of living a life that they are satisfied with. The pursuit of happiness and success isn’t necessarily the easiest, but there are plenty of things that you can do to make it significantly easier. Here are some bits of advice to help you spend a happy and successful life.

Smile More and Smile Often: In most cases, living a happier life is as easy as making the effort to smile more! Smiling is an excellent way to drastically improve the overall quality of your life. Happiness leads to smiles, but it works the other way around too; smiles lead to happiness. Don’t forget to smile often each and every day.

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Night Fly Fishing on Chevelon Canyon Lake

As you know, fly fishing is one of my greatest hobbies. Last week, I went night fly fishing on Chevelon Canyon Lake, and I can proudly say I caught a nice batch of huge nocturnal fish. My friends often ask me what my secret is, since some of them went fly fishing at night, and mostly came back empty handed. So I decided to give all my secrets up in this article. Hey, there’s plenty of fish for all of us!

  1. Think it through

One of the most important pieces of advice an old friend once gave me when I was just starting out was – make a decision before it gets dark. This means that you should keep things simple and decide on your approach before night. Make the decision regarding which line you are going to use , the length of the leader, the size of the tippet and other details. Once it’s dark, you might as well pack it up and go order a fish burger.

  1. Your line

The decision on which line to use is very important. If you’re on the hunt for some trout, you should know that the night time is when trout comes to the shallows to feed. Since it is a big fish, the most logical line to use would be a floating line with a minnow or leach.  This is just one example – get familiar with line and line casting before setting out to fly fish at night.

  1. Which fly for Angling

During the night, you can narrow your choices down to minnows and leeches. The best patterns for this are Wooly Buggers or Mohair Leeches, since trout are most likely to bite those. Sizes 4 to 6 are the most effective if you want to come back with a basket full of fish!

  1. Positioning

Make sure you grab a good position on the water, or if you’re going to move, familiarize yourself with the surroundings. If you rented a boat, there is a good chance that the boat captain will have good tips for you as to where to go, and also a good headlight to guide your way, like the high quality led bar I have mounted on my boat, which is especially made to pierce marine conditions and light my path.

I have a great time fly fishing, partially because I have my own boat, and I prefer to ride on my own. I have all the equipment I need, and I feel secure every time I go out. By the way, if you need a good light to guide the way, I got those led bars at this place.

Once you have a good position, cast the line and retrieve it. It is best to make the retrieval slow once it’s dark.

  1. Best time to go

As you might know, night fly fishing is not an activity which can be done all year. For me, it’s best to go in the late spring or early summer, since it’s not too cold, and not too hot – and there is plenty of fish!