Welcome to day 1 of 21 Days of Fly Fishing Education! Seriously, this could not be more exciting.
In case you are new here and thinking "what on earth are we talking about here?", over the past few months I surveyed over 800 people on what they really wanted to learn more about when it came to fly fishing.
Rather than replying to every question in private, I decided to share my answers for the entire world! Every day, for the next 21 days, a new topic will be posted here with an accompanying podcast episode. I received a boatload of questions about floating lines, and today I chat about the two things that make it or break it when choosing a floating line that's appropriate for your casting stroke, rod action, and primary fisheries.
Floating lines can be a tricky thing. Even the most expensive fly rod in the world will never be fished to its maximum potential...
My name is Jordan Oelrich, and in my early teens my entire life was turned upside down when I was introduced to fly fishing. It wasn't long before my aspirations for professional golf fell to the wayside of learning everything humanly possible about the sport of fly fishing.
I began my professional career in the fly fishing industry at the age of 17, and have since been fortunate to educated hundreds of people in the sport of fly fishing. However, I remember when I started, it was far from easy. I had no idea what I was doing, there were times when it was downright embarrassing.
Everything changed when I began getting the right information from people who knew what they were talking about; people who could point me in the right direction and help me remove some of the guesswork. That is my ultimate purpose with Fly Fish University.
When I began designing Fly Fish University, I...