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Fly Fishing 101 – Learn To Fly Fish For Free


Written by: Sarah Burgess

Fly Fishing offers shared experiences in wonder and adventure for friends and family. Exploring something wild and making a unique connection with nature is an inspiration. If you’re looking for a great way to get together with friends or family, watch the Orvis FF101 virtual classes below to get started.

You can learn at your own pace. Watch a chapter or part of a chapter, then leave a bookmark and either go out and practice your casting or go fishing! The rest of the lessons will be here waiting for you, and you can pick up right where you left off using your bookmarks.

Getting Started In Fly Fishing Part 1: How To Rig Up Your Fly Rod

The first video in our series on getting started in fly fishing focuses on how to rig your fly rod. This includes assembling the rod itself, attaching the fly reel, stringing the rod, and adding a leader to your line. Once you’ve completed these steps, all you need to do is add a fly, and you’re ready to catch fish!

Getting Started In Fly Fishing Part 2: Master The Fly Cast

The second video in our series on getting started in fly fishing is all about casting. You may have heard that fly-casting is “difficult” or “an art form,” but it’s really much simpler than you think. The key is to understand that the fly rod casts the line, not the fly. Follow these instructions, and you’ll be delivering a fly to fishable distances in no time. In our next video, we’ll cover the two knots you need to tie on a fly and add tippet to your leader.

Getting Started In Fly Fishing Part 3: Two Knots Are All You Need To Get Started

The third video in our series on getting started in fly fishing is all about knots. There are really only two knots you need: the clinch knot will allow you to tie on a fly to the end of your tippet, and the double surgeon’s knot is used to add more tippet to your leader. In our next video, we’ll talk about six flies that every fly fisher should carry.

Getting Started In Fly Fishing Part 4: Six Flies Every Angler Needs In Their Box

The fourth video in our series on getting started in fly fishing is all about the flies you’ll use to catch fish. As you continue on your fly-fishing journey, your collection will surely expand to include dozens more fly patterns, but these six are a strong base from which to begin and will catch a wide variety of game fish. Good luck!

Getting Started In Fly Fishing Part 5: Bring It All Together!

Watch our full 30-minute Fly-Fishing 101 video and bring everything together.

One of the things we love most about fly fishing is its never-ending opportunities for discovery. For that reason, Orvis provides not only the products you need, but the resources and educational opportunities to take you to whatever level you desire.

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