Thursday, March 12, 2015

How to Dress for Fly Fishing

With warmer weather conditions rolling in, now is the perfect time to talk about how you can comfortably dress for your next fly fishing trip. While your outfit is ultimately up to you, there are a few things you should take note of before heading out. This is especially true if you plan on fly fishing for most of the day. The last thing you want to be is uncomfortable when you’re trying to enjoy a fun filled day of fly fishing.

Some people are tempted to wear shorts while fly fishing, but that is not always the best option. The sun and insects can be harmful to your legs, so if you choose shorts you’ll want to bring along some sunscreen and repellent. If you choose to wear pants, you can go for a nylon pair that will both cover your legs and keep you cool.

Another common mistake is to wear flip flops on a hot day. Unfortunately, while flip flops may be perfect for the beach, they aren’t quite suited for fly fishing. You’ll likely be standing and walking on wet surfaces, and most flip flops have no traction whatsoever. You also don’t want to have soaked feet the entire day. When it comes to footwear, your best option is to choose some type of wading boots.

For shirts, most button down or t-shirts are fine, but you may want to wear a vest or something with a few more pockets. Being prepared is always a good idea, especially during long fly fishing trips

With the right attire, you can make sure you have a comfortable and successful experience!

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fly Fishers Travel across the Country for Albany Expo

Later this month the Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo will kick off in Albany, New York, and it’s not just meant for people who live in the region. Now in its 26th year, this expo is a huge event that brings in fly fishers from all over the country. Attendees will be traveling from Arizona, Florida, and all over the state to see what’s new this year.

The expo is a two-day event that will begin on Friday, March 13. Visitors can expect a number of things to look forward to at the event, including more than 200 fly tyers who will be showing off a wide range of techniques. Experts come from around the country and even Canada to impart their knowledge on fly fishers of all ages and experience levels.

There will also be a military presence at the event, with two tables and four tying stations reserved for veterans. Interestingly, all of the experts who are at the show will be there on their own dime. The leaders behind the expo rely on everyone’s passion for fly fishing in order to make it a success, and it has been going strong for more than two decades.

If you would like more information about the 26th annual Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo, you can visit Will you be attending this event? If so, let us know and make sure you report back and let us know what you learned from some of the experts who will be there!

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