See the results of a little guidance. "Demystifying Fly Fishing".

Sometimes it's just a matter of understanding the conditions and applying the right technique.  Enter the "Fly Fishing Formula"


What is Demystifying Fly Fishing for the Beginner? I like to think of it as an ONLINE FLY FISHING GUIDE SERVICE, but better. With this online course you get access to Videos, Downloads and Instructions 24/7.

  • LIFETIME access to +35 Videos & + 25 Downloads Describing Everything a Beginner Needs🚦

    The course is designed to Demystify all those fly fishing terms that intimidate a new fly fisher. 🎥 Fly Rods, Reels, Flies, Lines, Knots and Setting up are all covered.

  • We Apply the "Fly Fishing Formula"👍

    With all the technical stuff under your belt we apply techniques to find fishy water, understand different water structure that holds fish.🐟Then learn how to position and present your fly for the best chances of hooking into some fish.😎

  • We get out ON THE WATER for Fish Specific Lessons🐟

    I cover exactly what fly fishing gear and setups are needed to: Fly Fish for Bass🎣, Fly Fish for Brook Trout🎣, Fly Fish for Brown and Rainbow Trout🎣, Fly Fish for Bluegill and Sunfish🎣.

Tired of not knowing the what's, how's and where's about fly fishing? Get 24/7 instruction in your hand.

Course Outline

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  • 1

    Welcome to How 2 Fly Fish!😎

    • A Message from David (🐟 Instructor)

    • Outline and Navigation

  • 2

    1.0 🎣 BONUS Quick Start Guide 2 Fly Fishing

    • Lesson 1.0 Quick Start Intro and Minimum Gear - VIDEO

    • Lesson 1.2 Three Essential Fly Fishing Knots - VIDEO

    • Lesson 1.3 Setting Up Fly Rod Reel and Backing - VIDEO

    • Lesson 1.3 Setting Up a Fly Rod RECAP - VIDEO

    • Lesson 1.4 Casting and Rigging Up - VIDEO

    • Lesson 1.5 Getting Out on the Water Fly Fishing - VIDEO

    • Lesson 1.0 Quick Start Guide - DOWNLOAD

  • 3

    👍 Let me know how the class is going so far. - Quick Survey

    • Help me make the course even better - 4 quick questions.

  • 4

    2.0 🔍 Demystifying Fly Fishing Rods, Reels, Flies and More

    • Lesson 2.1 Explaining Fly Rods - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2.1 Fly Rods - DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 2.2 Explaining Fly Reels - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2.2 Fly Reels - DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 2.3 Learn Fly Lines - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2.3 Fly Lines - DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 2.4 Tying on Leaders and Tippet - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2.4 Adding a Loop on to Your Tippet and Leader - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2.4 Leaders and Tippet Explained - DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 2.5 Types of Flies Lines and Uses - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2.5 Explaining Flies Up Close Part 1 - Video

    • Lesson 2.5 Explaining Flies Up Close Part 2 - Video

    • Lesson 2.5 Flies and Gadgets Part 3 - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2.5 15 Favorite Flies to Build a Fly Box - DOWNLOAD

  • 5

    3.0 🔍 Demystifying Fly Rod Setup

    • Lesson 3.1 Setting Up a Fly Rod for Dry Fly Fishing - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3.1 Finishing Up the Dry Fly Rig - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3.1 Dry Fly Setup - DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 3.2 Intro and Basic Nymph Setup - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3.2 Nymph Fishing with Indicator - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3.2 Dry Fly with Dropper - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3.2 Nymph Setup - DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 3.3 Streamer Setup - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3.3 Streamer Setup PART 2 Adding Loop and Tying on a Streamer - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3.3 Streamer Setup - DOWNLOAD

    • Survey - How can I make the class better. - Give me your opinion.

  • 6

    4.0 🔍 Demystifying Fly Rod Casting

    • Lesson 4.0 Casting Intro - VIDEO

    • Lesson 4.1 Overhead Casting - VIDEO

    • Lesson 4.1 Overhead Cast - DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 4.2 Roll Casting and Re-Cap - VIDEO

    • Lesson 4.2 Roll Cast _ DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 4.3 Mending a Fly Line - VIDEO

    • Lesson 4.3 Mend - DOWNLOAD

  • 7

    5.0 🏥 Fly Fishing Safety

    • Lesson 5.0 Fly Fishing Safety - VIDEO

    • Lesson 5.0 Fly Fishing Safety - DOWNLOAD

  • 8

    6.0 😎 Fly Fishing Formula - Finding Fishy Water

    • Lesson 6.0 Find Fishy Water - VIDEO

    • Lesson 6.0 Finding Where to Fly Fish - DOWNLOAD

  • 9

    7.0 😎 Fly Fishing Formula - Reading the Water

    • Lesson 7.0 Reading Water, Lakes and Stillwater - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.0 Identifying Lake Structure - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.0 Lakes and Stillwater Overhead Overview - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.0 Reading Lakes and Stillwater - DOWNLOAD

    • Lesson 7.1 Reading Moving Water Intro - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.2 Reading Straight Runs - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.3 Reading Bends - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.3 Reading Bends Part 2 - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.4 Reading Pools - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.5 Reading Pocket Water - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7.6 Creek Inlets and Other Structure

    • Lesson 7.6 Creek Inlets and Other Structure Part 2 - VIDEO

    • Lesson 7 Reading Moving Water - DOWNLOAD

  • 10

    8.0 😎 Fly Fishing Formula - Applying the Right Technique

    • Lesson 8.0 Applying the Right Technique - DRY FLY VIDEO

    • 8.0 Applying the Right Technique - DOWNLOAD

  • 11

    9.0 😎Fly Fishing Formula - Positioning and Presentation

    • Lesson 9.0 Positioning and Presentation - DRY FLY VIDEO 1

    • Lesson 9.0 Positioning and Presentation - DRY FLY VIDEO 2

    • Module 9.0 Positioning and Presentation DRY - DOWNLOAD

  • 12

    🎣 How 2 Fly Fish for Brook Trout

    • How 2 Catch Brook Trout Gear and Setup - VIDEO 1

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Brook Trout - VIDEO 2

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Brook Trout - Switching Flies and Why - VIDEO 3

    • Gear, Flies and More for Brook Trout - DOWNLOAD

  • 13

    🐟How 2 Fly Fish for Bass

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Bass - Gear, Setup and Technique Video

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Bass - On Water Video

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Bass - Download

  • 14

    🎣 How 2 Fly Fish for Bluegill

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Bluegills - Gear and Setup Video

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Bluegill - Video

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Bluegill - Download

  • 15

    🐟 How 2 Fly Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout

    • Break Down Dry Fly Fishing

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout - Dry Fly Demonstration Video

    • Breakdown of Streamer Fishing - Video before demonstration

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout - Streamer Demonstration Video

    • Materials and Instruction for Sink Tip

    • Video instructions for making Sinking Tip

    • How 2 Fly Fish for Trout - Download

  • 16

    ✔ Foundational Fly Tying

    • ✔ Welcome to Foundational Fly Tying

    • ✔ How to get the MOST out of this class. 🐟

  • 17

    ✔ Tying Recommendations and Materials

    • The Hareline Beginner Fly Tying Kit

    • Additional Items for Tying Flies

  • 18

    ✔ Foundational Knowledge

    • Different Types of Flies and Parts of the Fly

    • Parts of a Fly Hook

    • Fly Tying Tools

    • Knots for Fly Tying

    • Fly Tying Materials

    • Techniques for Tying Flies #1 (Hooks, Bobbin and Cutting)

    • Techniques for Tying Flies #2 (Attaching Materials, Dubbing and Hair)

  • 19

    ✔ Foundational Flies (more than 20 patterns)

    • 1 The San Juan Worm - Introduction to out first fly!

    • 1 San Juan Worm Tying Overview

    • San Juan Worm Closeup

    • 2 Brassie Intro Fast and Effective!

    • 2 Brassie Tying Overview

    • 2 Brassie UP CLOSE 🐟

    • 3 Beadhead Caddis Intro - I love this nymph!

    • 3 Beadhead Caddis Overview

    • 3 Beadhead Caddis Up CLOSE 😎

    • 4 Gridle Bug Intro - Hello Rubber Legs

    • 4 Gridle Bug Tying Overview

    • 4 Gridle Bug Nose to Nose 😃

    • 5 Woolly Bugger Introduction

    • 5 Woolly Bugger Overview

    • 5 Getting Close Tying the Woolly Bugger 🐟

    • 6 Hare's Ear Nymph Intro - a GO TO FLY

    • 6 Hare's Ear Nymph

    • 6 Beadhead Hare's Ear - an Option to get down deep 👍

    • 7 Pheasant Tail Nymph Intro - A staple in my fly box

    • 7 Pheasant Tail Nymph Overview

    • 7 Beadhead Pheasant Tail YES!!! 😎

    • 8 Bucktail Streamer Intro

    • 8 Bucktail Streamer Overview

    • 8 Bucktail Streamer - ADDING BLING 🐟

    • 9 Beadhead Bunny Strip Leech Intro

    • 9 Bunny Strip Leech Overview

    • 9 Beadhead Bunny Strip Leech - How I Tie It! 😎

    • 10 Elk Hair Caddis Intro - I tie a bunch of these - they work!

    • 10 Elk Hair Caddis - Size 14

    • 10 Elk Hair Caddis Size 18 - small is good ❤

    • 11 Adams Fly Intro - This is a tough one😎

    • 11 Adams Fly Close up

    • 12 Light Cahill and Adams Parachute Intro - I like parachute dries 👍

    • 12 Light Cahill Overview

    • 12 Parachute Adams - I've caught BIG fish with this! 🐟

    • 13 Introduction to the Black Ant - getting tiny

    • 13 Black Ant- getting it done

    • 14 Intro Griffith's Gnat - Tiny but effective!

    • 14 Tying the Griffith's Gnat - a must have fly in every fly box

    • 14 HI VIS Griffith's Gnat

    • BONUS Intro Zebra Midge and Foam Yellow Sally

    • Tying the Zebra Midge

    • Tying the Foam Yellow Sally

  • 20

    👍 BONUS NYMPHING SECRETS EBOOK

    • Download Expert Nymphing Secrets Ebook

  • 21

    👍 BONUS Fly Rod Building Course

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to Build a Fly Rod Ebook

    • Step 1 Video What is the Spine and How it's Formed

    • Step 1 Locating the Spine on a Fly Rod Blank

    • Step 2 Video Attaching the Reel Seat

    • Step 3 Dry Fitting the Reel Assembly

    • Step 4 Video Reaming Handle

    • Step 4 Video Gluing the Handle

    • Step 5 Video Gluing on the Winding Check

    • Step 6 Download Attaching the Tip Top

    • Step 6 Video Attaching the Tip Top

    • Step 6 Video Test the Fit of the Tip Top

    • Step 7 Download Guide Prep

    • Step 7 Download Guide Spacing from Cabelas

    • Step 7 Video Prepping Guides before Attaching

    • Step 7 Video Measuring and Marking Guide Placement

    • Step 8 Download Starting to Wrap Guides

    • Step 8 Video Starting the Wrap

    • Step 8 Video Wrapping Guides

    • Step 8 Video Pulling Tag under Wrap

    • Step 8 Video Setting Recommended Thread Tension

    • Step 9 Download Wrapping the Tip Top

    • Step 9 Video Wrapping Tip Top

    • Step 10 Download Wrapping the Butt Section

    • Step 10 Video Wrapping the Butt Section of Fly Rod

    • Step 11 Video Ferrule Wraps

    • Step 12 Download Prep for Finishing Fly Rod

    • Step 12 Video Inspecting and Burning Fuzzies

    • Step 12 Video Prepping Fly rod for Finish

    • Step 13 Download Applying the Finish

    • Step 13 Video Applying Finish to Fly Rod

Fly Fishing is a personal journey. You can spend the next 20 years finding your own way or you can get a course that you'll have access to for a lifetime. Enroll in Demystifying Fly Fishing for the Beginner.

David Humphries

Instructor and Owner of River Traditions

Hey David here - Have you dreamed of a beautiful mountain meadow, smelling cedar trees and making a cast into a crystal clear mountain stream? Being completely relaxed and just concentrating on a simple thing like catching a trout. That describes the start of my fly fishing journey about 30 years ago. I wanted to de-stress from a busy life for just a little bit. Work, family and bills can weight a person down, but being outside rejuvenated me to tackle all those obstacles again. Over the years, I've fly fish in 24 states with dozens of fly fishing guides. I've documented the lessons I've learned on my website GUIDE RECOMMENDED that gets over 100,000 visitors per month. I truly have a passion for sharing all things Fly Fishing. I also run an online fly shop called River Traditions, and have designed fly rods and invented fly fishing accessories. I've learned that Fly Fishing has a barrier. The terms, equipment and casting are intimidating to the beginning. How 2 Fly Fish is designed to help the newbie gain confidence and catch fish on a fly rod.