Tag: Fly Fishing

  • Where it begins.

    Where it begins.

    In freshwater fly fishing, a nine-foot-five-weight has become the default beginner’s fly rod. This isn’t without some merit, and it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a nine-foot-five-weight rod.  But that doesn’t mean that a seven-foot-four-weight (or something else) wouldn’t serve you just as well, if not better.  As you will quickly learn, there is […]

  • Why Fly Fish?

    Why Fly Fish?

    A typical “fishing pole” is familiar to most people, and even without much thought, they have a pretty good idea of how it works. But let’s take a little closer look at how they function, so we can better understand why fly fishing is so unique, and why we would choose it over another method. […]

  • Who Is The Dry Fly Guy?

    Who Is The Dry Fly Guy?

    The Dry Fly Guy is written, photographed, designed, edited, and published by David Shumway, and that just happens to be me.  I’m not really sure when I began fishing, but it was certainly no later than the early to mid 1960s, because I can remember as a very small boy fishing for (and eating) trout […]

  • Puzzle Pieces

    Puzzle Pieces

    My intent with this post is to assist those who are just starting out in fly fishing, and still don’t really understand what the various components of fly fishing tackle are, what they do, and how they fit into this often seemingly complicated puzzle.  But it really isn’t as complicated as it may seem at […]