The Best Dry Flies For Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing is a very hard task, but it is rewarding. All great fishing experiences start with choosing the right lure or bait. I prefer to fly fish for my prey, I don’t use live bait or artificial baits like PowerBait.

In my previous article I have written about how I like the black fur ant fly for fishing salmon. It is a tiny dry fly that can be used to attract smaller fishes as well, and the fact that ants are so common makes it a great all-rounder fly. If you are going to fish on an unknown water and you don’t know anything about it you can use this fly and be pretty sure that you are going to have a few bites if the river is rich in fish.

My other favorite fly is one that has a very funny name, the “Hair Wing Royal Coachman“. This one can impersonate many different insects and bugs. It has a long and thin red body, which makes it look like a redworm. It can be mistaken for a little fish due to its relatively large size. Or it can look simply like a non-descriptive bug that fell into the water. This fly can be used as a golden head version as well, with putting a little golden head in front of the fly. You can also put small eyes on the head of the fly to make it look more like a fish. The two basic versions of the fly include one that has a fur neck, or the other that has two white wings. The former makes it float more easily, while the latter makes it sink a bit deeper. Both are applicable and can work in the right situation, on the right water.

Anther great fly is the infamous Dark Cahill, a fly that has many different iterations. It is one of those that doesn’t have a usual, set way of being tied, they are rather a general look that every angler ties and uses differently to meet their specific needs. It involves having a brown and yellow neck on the end. The neck can be tied a bit down so that it can reach over the body of the fly. The body can be made of yellow or brown or even grey fur. The end of the fly involves a long brown tail. Again, you can put a golden head in front of the fly, but you can also put eyes on it. My personal take on the Dark Cahill involves running a golden ribbon around the body of the fly.


There are plenty of flies out there, but my favorite dry flies are the ones that you can use in multiple situations and tailor to your specific needs.

What Do You Need To Look For In A Great Fishing Tent?

If you have ever been on a fishing trip for multiple days, you have come across the problem of having a shelter to sleep in. This is a great problem to solve, as if you are fishing, you most likely want to be able to have a home that you not only feel comfortable in, but where you don’t feel like you are tied down to one place. Some of us feel too comfortable in our fishing tent.

A fishing tent. Source: Geograph

A fishing tent. Source: Geograph

You can always build a shelter for yourself with your own survival knife, with the upsurge of survival reality shows you can find plenty of those television programs that will show you how you can do it. However this can be a lengthy process, and I would rather spend my time with what I love to do, and what I am there for in the first place: fishing.

The best shelter you can use in the wild is a waterproof backpacking tent. This is an easy to ensemble shelter that will keep you warm and dry for the night, and it will do the same to your gear. In this article I intend to introduce you to the features that all the best fishing tents need to have.

First of all, a great fishing tent needs to be waterproof. If you are a fisherman on a journey and you can’t get new supplies once the old ones are soaking with water you really need to make sure that your tent is waterproof. Some pieces of your gear can soak with water and get damaged as a result. Not to mention that if your clothes get wet, your whole trip will be ruined. You might even get ill if you were forced to wear your wet clothes, so you really need to get a tent that is waterproof.

A great tent for fishing also needs to be lightweight. If you are going on a fishing trip you want to cover a huge ground, so you need to have a lightweight waterproof tent. Your tent should really not be heavier than five pounds at tops. If you take into consideration that your fishing equipment needs to be carried as well as your clothes, some meals and other items as well, you really can’t afford to have a tent that weights more than a few pounds really.

The fishing tent also need to have a vestibule. A vestibule gives you extra space, and extra chance to store your gear in your tent. The more vestibule a tent has the more spacious it is.

The Best Dry Fly For Trout Fishing

Fly fishing is more of an art form rather than a simple activity. It is not easy to do and it requires plenty of practice. Angling a fly requires hour upon hours of fruitless trying, unlike fishing with a floater.

Even choosing the right fly takes a lot of practice and experience. Whereas common coarse fishing gives you the chance to use only one or two types of lures you can use several different types of flies. This means that you can express your own artistic vein with the fly you choose and use.

However you shouldn’t use the fly just by a whimsy, you need to plan which flies you are going to use based on the wildlife and the insects living in the area of the river you are fishing on. The fly you are going to use will also be determined by what kind of fish you want to catch. Some fish are bottom feeders, while others feed on the surface. Some fish eat only small prey, while others are happy to hunt for bigger prey.

My favorite fish that I like to catch with fly-fishing is salmon. They are one of the best game fish known to men, and they are very tasty. The only problem that I have with salmon is that bears like it as well. I prefer to fish when I don’t have to worry about bears attacking me. The best piece of advice you need to take is to not store any food next to yourself on the shore, and not leave any of the fish you have caught by your side.

The best flies for trout include some pretty huge flies, some that were designed for fishing on the sea. However the best fly for trout is going to be influenced by what kind of trout you want to catch. Sea trouts need different types of lures than river trouts. The flies for sea can be bigger and heavier than flies for freshwater as you will use a bigger and heavier rod to cast them.

The best flies for trout can be dry flies and nymphs as well. My favorite dry fly is the Black Fur Ant, a small yet sophisticated design that impersonates – you have guessed it – an ant. Unfortunately it is a tiny little fly that you can’t use if the water is too dirty, or the mud from the bottom of the river paints the water brown as the black color will not be visible for the fish. In these situations I like to use a golden head version of the fly. This is made simply by putting a golden head in front of the fly to make it a nymph. The fish can mistake it for an eye, or just can get annoyed with the whole fly and attack it just to hurt it. Anyway, the golden head version works just as well as the regular dry fly version.

 How to choose the right fly for fishing?


What makes a great family tent?

The best family tents need to be big with multiple rooms.

The best family tents need to be big with multiple rooms. Source: Wikipedia

The best family tents need to serve the purpose of several family members who are of different sex and age. The best family tents also need to be big, yet easy to set up. With all of these needs in mind the best family tent is hard to come by. This article will give you a few ideas on how to find that tent that is perfect for you and will enable your family to experience the beauty of camping.

First of all, no two family tents are created equal. A family tent for four people is going to be very different than a tent for twice as many people. A family tent of four people can have only a single room, while a tent for eight people must have multiple rooms. one room is not going to provide enough space for so many people to sleep in comfortably. For example the Kelty Grand Mesa is an excellent four person tent, but it has only one room, where all the people need to sleep.

The way you can make multiple rooms out of a tent with a single inner space is by either install a wall, or installing a plastic sheet that will serve as a removable wall between two rooms. You can install as many of these walls as you want, you only need to find a material that you can use to attach the plastic sheet to the wall of the tent. Don’t pierce through the fabric, it is going to make your tent useless and leaky after a while.

A really nice feature of great family tents is a porch. Some family tents have a wall or fly that reaches over the door of the tent, forming a porch. These areas are so handy when you want to enjoy a nice drink with your friends and your loved ones.

If your tent doesn’t have a porch, chances are that it has a screening room. Such a room is an area covered with mesh walls from the sides and with a plastic fly from the top. It doesn’t have a floor however, so it is only fit for sitting, talking, and cooking. You can always put down a tar under the screen room, which is going to make it waterproof, but that way you can’t cook in it.

Great family tents also need to have a solid structure. This is a must as it will have to endure a lot thanks to multiple people running in and out of the tent all the time. With this in mind the best family tents have aluminium poles, the fiberglass poles are prone to breaking if you use them on multiple camping trips.

The best family tents also need to have a window, or multiple windows. The more windows the tent has, the better. The windows contribute to ventilation a lot and they help clear all the unwanted scents out of the tent.


When you are choosing your family tent, think about what that tent is going to be used for. It needs to provide a shelter for a host of people, it needs to be durable and it needs to be big enough so that all your family can stay in it comfortably. And of course you need to enjoy your stay in it a lot, an awful lot. If you keep these in mind, you are bound to choose the right family tent.