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Fly Fishing for Beginners

A young fly fishing guide instructs a rugby player, from Newcastle Falcons, whilst in the middle of the riverA young fly fishing guide instructs a rugby player, from Newcastle Falcons, whilst in the middle of the river

Getting Started in Fly Fishing

Practice and patience are possibly the two most important words when it comes to learning how to fly fish. The first thing you’ll need to do is master how to fly cast. It is not easy and can be very frustrating, but persevere. If you can, get a fly fishing lesson, as nothing beats one on one tuition from a qualified professional. If that’s not an option, below you’ll find a comprehensive series of videos explaining everything you need to know.

As with most sports, there’s a whole variety of different kit to suit different purposes, depending on what species you’re targeting and the type of water you’re fishing. It can be a bit bewildering so we’ve put together below a useful series of helpful fly fishing guides explaining everything you need to know about rods, reels, lines, and how to fish for different species.

Useful Video Playlists for Beginners

FLY CASTING PLAYLISTS

FLY TYING & KNOTS PLAYLIST

TROUT FISHING PLAYLIST

SALMON FISHING PLAYLIST

Begin Your Fly Fishing Journey With Sportfish

We all started out as beginners once. Some of the Sportfish team were lucky enough to have family or friends who fly fished, others are completely self-taught. Many of us were close to chucking the whole thing in, but persevered. The fact is you never stop learning, as every trip presents different challenges. And that’s one of the reasons we still love fly fishing after all these years. Have patience, learn as much as you can and practice as often as you can. It provides a lifetime of enjoyment.

Fly fishing tackle doesn’t have to be expensive and at Sportfish you’ll find the ultimate range of quality tackle to suit every budget. If after reading our guides in this section you’re still unsure about something, then give our friendly team a call on 01544 327 111. We love nothing more than talking about fishing and offering advice, whatever your level of experience.

Sportfish. By those who fish. For those who fish.