If you’re really serious about mastering the art of fly-fishing, you will have to become proficient in a number of areas.
Getting started in fly-fishing involves a lot more than just picking out afly-fishing outfitand wading into the first stream that’s handy. Like any other sport, there are a “uniform”, equipment, and skills one must learn in order to participate. For example, selecting the appropriate clothingfor differing weather conditions go without saying, but still needs to be given considerable thought.
Selecting the right rod, reel and fly line shouldn’t be taken lightly either.
Besides the fact that you want to get what you pay for in terms of quality and performance; you still need basic knowledge in order to choose the appropriate outfit for the type of fly-fishing you will be doing.
You’ll need to learn about putting together a repertoire of flies to fish with and perhaps how to tie flies, which introduces the need to know about fly tying and fly-tying materials.
How to fly fish a stream and/or lake, which then ties into learning about how to read water, and how to choose a spot and position yourself to fish, then how to hook, fight and land a fish, and then how to take a picture of your catch, and then… well, you get the picture.
Once you start fly fishing, it won’t be long before you’ll come to know about, and appreciate the beauty and solitude that comes with fly-fishing, and the reasons why fly-fishing is one of the greatest outdoor experiences you can ever have.
To get started in fly-fishing means you’re going to purchase many of the items that are mentioned on this website.
What you purchase and from whom depend on information you receive (from whatever source) that you consider accurate and reliable.
On this website, I have endeavored to present information that is beneficial, accurate and reliable.
It is an economic fact that the cost of any product is relative and intrinsic. It is also a fact that you get what you pay for. However, having said that I think most people will make the purchase if they are convinced the product meets their need and that the price of the product is competitive, reasonable and fair.
Value is the name of the game here, not cheap. I encourage you to buy from your local fly shop for obvious reasons. However, if that becomes a problem (for whatever reason), I recommend you buy from vendors suggest on this website. Why? Because they all are established businesses that offer products and services that represent value. Moreover, I have spent a great deal of time and effort to save you time by providing links of convenience.
If what I do here is not a win (for you), win (for me), and win (for the vendor) then I and this website will have failed miserably. I didn’t really need to say that because it’s obvious, but you get the idea.
I will say a word about Cabelas. I have purchased many items from them over the years and have always been extremely satisfied with their quick shipping, and their simple to use no-questions-asked return policy. Cabelas offers a fantastic selection of affordable fly-fishing items and their prices are hard to beat. They’re able to sell very high quality products at very affordable prices and that’s one of the major reasons I recommend them.