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The articles below describe basic fly fishing skills. Click on a headline to read the article. For additional articles on tactics and other subjects, click on "Articles" in the top navigation and use the pull-down menu to select a subject.

Catch-and-Release. The best ways to release a fish--and why you should do it.

Knots. Essential fly fishing knots are illustrated.

Steelhead Fly Fishing Etiquette. What's the right behavior when you're on the river?

Presenting the Dry Fly--Part 1. The first of a two-part article on dry fly presentations.

Presenting the Dry Fly--Part 2. The second of a two-part article looks at other standard dry fly presentatons.

Wet Fly Presentations--Part 1. The first of a two-part article on wet fly fishing. First--how do you get it down?

Wet Fly Presentations--Part 2. The second of a two-part article on wet fly fishing. Five basic presentations are described.

Fly Presentations for Lakes. Eight bread-and-butter presentations will handle almost every stillwater situation you'll encounter.

The Fry Fish Class. Beginning fly fishing from a woman's perspective.


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