Fly fishing is a blast. The thrill, of watching a fish swim up and snag your dry fly, never gets old. There is nothing better than landing the fish you just hooked and seeing its natural beauty.

Small brown trout

However, getting to that part can be a long and frustrating journey! There is a reason that fly fishing has the highest attrition rate of any hobby. I think it is because we often forget why we’re there and put catching fish ahead of enjoying the outdoors.

Favorite blue line spot

Why Blue Line

I think that is why I put blue line fly fishing at the top of my list. I was always in rugged beautiful country, so even if I didn’t catch any fish I was never truly skunked.

As I started blue line fly fishing, I realized that it was a little bit different from what most every one was saying about fly fishing. It seems every where I read, I was told to match the hatch, wear the right clothes, have all of the boots, waders, and other gear.

But I found that I didn’t really need any of that stuff, for the majority of the year. Now, I only wear my waders when it is snowy and cold. I rarely ever wear “the right clothes”. And you know what, I still have a blast!

Getting Started

I want to share then, what I’ve learned to do. And how I’ve learned to enjoy the sport of blue line fly fishing.

What I do, might not all be for you. But I hope it gets you thinking about it a little bit. I hope that it helps you to address the issue of not catching anything with some creativity. Because, fly fishing, much like everything else can bring a lot of joy in the journey.

Me flyfishing for brook trout

Hi I'm Kendell. I started fly fishing avidly, about 5 years ago. At about the same time I finally graduated college.

I do things a little differently than the fly fishing world suggests. I usually have success and I always have fun!

I want to share what I do. Maybe you can learn something from it!