How To

Ever wonder how to fly fish, clean fly line, tie rigs, etc.? This site was created considering you as a beginner through expert in mind.

The vast majority of time, trout anglers are fly fishing with rods in line weights 3 through 6. Though you might use a two weight on a small Appalachian creek, or a seven weight on a large Montana river, these situations are rarer and will be treated as outliers.

Don’t throw out that old fly line yet! Clean it us and get a few more months out of it! It won’t take you long and will pay dividends on the river. Life is far too short to deal with a floating fly line that sinks.

Here are a few tips that the Red Truck staff has earned over the years. Follow these simple maxims to catch trout the next time that you are on the trout stream.

While dry fly fishing is the purest form of fly fishing, the facts are that trout feed underwater at least 90% of the time. This fact alone is enough to tie on an indicator rig if you want to catch more fish. The indicator rig is less enjoyable to cast and takes a good bit of effort to set up correctly. There are many ways to set up an indicator rig, but I will write about the most effective of all of the methods.

The Hopper Dropper Rig is easily one of my favorite and most productive rigs. This rig is my go to summertime creek and river rig. I have had great luck with hopper dropper rigs on the North Fork Yuba, The Upper Sacramento River, The McCloud River, and The Truckee River.

Nothing is more frustrating than a dry fly that won’t float. Here a few tips an products that will keep your dry fly floating like a cork.