Fly Fishing From Scratch – The Web’s Number One Fly Fishing Guide for Beginners!
Not only are they not comprehensive enough to answer most of the common questions that I get asked to me, but they don’t include enough pictures and some of the skills really require video instruction.
That’s where I come in. I created Fly Fishing From Scratch with the goal in mind of producing the most comprehensive, easy to follow, guide to Fly Fishing. I’ve even included online video lessons to go with my guide to ensure that no stone is left unturned to guarantee your fly fishing success!
My name is Henry Holderness. I have been a fly-fisherman for over 20 years now. I cannot honestly describe myself as anything other than a fishing fanatic!
I love all forms of fishing, including land-based game fishing for marine species like yellowtail kingfish and snapper, deep-sea fishing, spin-fishing for Chinook salmon, and, of course, fly-fishing for trout. Over the years I have caught a great many trout, and in this book I want to share the things I have learnt about these wonderful sports fish and how to catch them.
I live in the city of Christchurch, which is the largest urban centre in the South Island of New Zealand. However, even though I am a New Zealander, this book is not intended as a guide to fly-fishing in New Zealand.
This book is designed to help you learn more about fly-fishing wherever you are in the world. Of course I will make reference to New Zealand conditions and examples in the course of this book more often than I will to conditions in other places. But always my main aim will be to provide generic information which will be applicable no matter where you are going to be fishing.
Gain total knowledge about the five main types of artificial fly used in fly fishing for trout. This section is well illustrated to back up the detailed information that I give you. You’ll know exactly what to use in each type of fly fishing situation to maximize your chances of catching more fish, as well as learn all about my all time favourite flies!
Find out the 5 essential pieces of equipment that you must have as a fly fisherman. Take away any of these basic elements and fly-fishing becomes an almost impossible task.
Find out how to use each of these essential pieces of equipment to the best potential, so that you can maximize the number of fish that you catch in your available time.
***Fly casting is a very difficult thing to describe using words and drawings alone. YES I do describe it in detail and provide fantastic illustrations in my book, but I’ve gone the extra step. I’ve recorded some special ONLINE VIDEOS for you to watch so that you can see EXACTLY how to fly cast! Because it is only when you actually see an experienced caster practising the art that you fully get an idea about… Read more…