Before we start I want to throw out some of the basic terms fly fishers use. If you’re an experienced fly fisher you can skip this and move onto my tips but if you’re new to the sport listen up. These are the bare bones definitions of the terms, experts can ramble on and on about each of these but this is the basic gist:
Riffle – An area of fast moving, turbulent water usually located in a relatively shallow area.
Run – An area of water with a decent current but not as turbulent as a riffle.
Pool – A deep section of water with minimal current.
Pocket Water – An area of calm water in the midst of turbulent water. These areas are typically formed by structures such as boulders.
Nymph – Subsurface flies that are intended to resemble the larva stages of insects.
Dry Fly – Flies that float on the surface of the water and are intended to resemble adult versions of insects.
Alright, those are the basics. I’m sure more terms will pop up in my tips and if you ever have any questions just leave them in the comments section. Now onwards and upwards!
– A. Egli