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3 Fly Selection Tips to Remove Guesswork & Catch More Fish

Sep 11, 2020

Removing the guesswork from fly selection.

Welcome to day 2 of 21 Days of Fly Fishing Education, today is all about fly selection!

Honestly, I used to open my fly box and think "I might as well have a blindfold on right now". I had no idea what to look for, I had absolutely no confidence in my abilities to choose flies that actually worked. 

This all changed when I started understanding not just what I was tying on, but why I was tying it on. 

Being able to make an educated selection from your fly box goes far beyond reaching in and grabbing the first fly that instills confidence in you. Though confidence is an absolutely vital ingredient in the fly selection process, we must go further. We must have a systematic approach and incorporate a list of factors that could influence what finds its way onto the end of your tippet next. 

This episode discusses the effect that water clarity has on your fly selection, understanding the behavioural tendencies of the species you're targeting, and whether you're playing the imitation game or simply trying to illicit the "chase" response. 


 Enjoy, and I'll see you here tomorrow for the first of three instalments all about chironomid fishing!

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