Fly fishing can be a complicated, frustrating sport-but it doesn't have to be.
Guide and instructor Marla Blair is an expert at teaching new and novice anglers the essential elements of fly fishing in clear, entertaining language, and her unique approach will accelerate the learning process of any angler.
It all starts with a positive attitude, because if you're not having fun, why do it? We all learn better when we're enjoying ourselves, and the key to making fly fishing fun is keeping things as simple as possible.
In Positive Fly Fishing, Marla breaks fly fishing down to its most basic level and covers only the things you really need to know to master the skills necessary to consistently catch fish. You'll learn about the best fly rods, reels, and fly lines for beginners and what other gear you need to get started. You'll learn all about insect hatches and the flies that imitate them in a way that allows you to understand why a specific pattern is effective. And you'll learn to cast with the foolproof method Marla perfected while teaching hundreds of anglers to fish over the years. Finally, you'll learn how to "read" the water to find fish and the angling techniques to catch them.
So instead of being intimidated the next time you overhear nearby anglers rattling off the Latin name of every aquatic insect on the river, rest assured that the fish couldn't care less. Let Marla show you the ropes and then get out on the water and enjoy yourself.