Introduction to Fly Fishing by Tony Scott
2. Choosing your Fly Rod
3. Choosing your Fly Reel
4. Choosing your Fly Line
5. Fitting your Fly Line
6. An Introduction to Knots
7. Fitting Leader Loops
11. Glossary and Terms
you’ve decided to take up this aspect of angling? You won’t
regret it, I assure you.
the following short chapters I hope to deliver a brief although accurate
explanation of the tackle, its use and introduce you to some of the
insects and their imitations that we use to attract and - sometimes
- catch our quarry, be it in a small babbling country brook, larger
river or still water.
are a great many books available on the market that will give you a
more in depth knowledge of our sport. Should you enjoy this little pre-amble
I suggest you search them out to increase your personal knowledge and
started flyfishing in 1994 and made all of the mistakes that I hope
to guide you around. I ran a fishing tackle shop for five years in the
UK, qualifying as a STANIC (Salmon and Trout Association National Instructors
Certificate) instructor in 2001 in the discipline of Trout fishing,
before moving to France in 2004 to run a small holiday business specialising
in fly fishing here. We also sell fly fishing tackle on our other website
You'll find the site available in French and English.
have helped introduce many people into the sport and sincerely hope
that you will find the following guides useful.
one thing…………always wear eye protection (I suggest
polarised sunglasses) and a suitable hat when fly fishing as flies have
hooks and can travel at up to 80 mph during casting…. Need I say
wish the reader good sport and tight lines.
Scott STANIC (Trout)