10 Tips for the Beginner Fisherman

By John Barr | RIO

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1. Do not worry about making long casts. Long casts are advantageous in certain situations but if you can make quality, accurate casts of 30 feet or less you will catch a lot of fish. The shorter the cast the more accurate and effective it will be.

2. Proficiency with a couple of knots- clinch and blood- will serve you well. I use the clinch to attach flies and the blood to connect leader material.

3. Have a simple, basic selection of nymphs, dries and streamers to accommodate the different scenarios that you are most likely to encounter. You don’t need 5 BWO patterns, only one in a few sizes.