Activities, Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing for Kids: Flies

Fly Fishing really comes down to casting a "fly" into the water over and over again until a fish bites.  That fish could be a trout, bass, salmon, panfish or even a bonefish.  Whatever fish you are trying to catch, the fly you use will depend on where you are fishing and what time of… Continue reading Fly Fishing for Kids: Flies

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Fly Fishing for Kids: Reading the Water

 We talked about drag on the water and spooking fish when casting but how do you find the fish in the first place? A few basic bits of trout information:  trout seldom go far from their food source, they are known to be lazy and will rest behind objects, they need oxygen to survive so… Continue reading Fly Fishing for Kids: Reading the Water

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Fly Fishing for Kids: Casting

 The biggest difference between spin fishing and fly fishing is the way you cast. With spin fishing, you put your lure in the water and wait. With Fly Fishing, you do an artistic cast out over the water (over and over) until, hopefully, a fish strikes.  Fly casting takes a lot of practice but anyone… Continue reading Fly Fishing for Kids: Casting

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Fly Fishing for Kids: Equipment

One of our favorite Camping Activities is Fly Fishing.  We stumbled upon it when we were looking for something to fill our time during a working trip to West Virginia.  My son and I decided to hire a Fly Fishing guide to teach us how to fly fish.  We were warned by MANY people that… Continue reading Fly Fishing for Kids: Equipment

Activities, Fly Fishing, West Virginia

Fly Fishing the Elk River

In between camping, golfing and, of course, eating, Nick and I found time to learn how to fly fish on the Elk River in Monterville, Randolph County, WV. Admittedly, I do not golf. I have zero depth perception and I limit my golfing to be a golf taxi. Most of our camping trips involve golfing… Continue reading Fly Fishing the Elk River