Fly Fishing for Beginners

Man fly fishing at sunrise


You can’t just use any rod and equipment when fly fishing. When buying a rod, reel, and fly line, be sure to find each kind specifically designed for fly fishing. If you plan to stick with it, invest the money in quality gear to help you get better results.


Learning to cast a fly rod can be frustrating and tricky, but don’t give up. The more you practice, the better you’ll get. Unlike traditional fishing, fly fishing requires that fishermen throw the fly back and forth in the air before landing the fly perfectly on the water. Practice in your backyard (using a fly without a hook or no fly at all) until you feel confident enough to try it out on the water.


Decide where you’ll be fishing and find out what kind of bugs are in the area. This will tell you want kinds of flies you need to buy.

Try It Out!

Ready to go? Come try your skills at Bull Shoals Lake and use our Driftwood Inn Resort as home base. With a large swimming pool, beautiful rooms, and barbecue grills, it’s the perfect place to wind down and grill up your catch of the day.