Just What is Demystifly?
Introduction: No doubt if you are an avid
reader of TackleTour then you probably have already seen the banner on the site
for Demystifly, but exactly is the publication all about? While many of us here
enjoy fly fishing we also acknowledge that it is a very different style of
fishing than the conventional fishing, not only from a technique and gear
standpoint, but also in terms of mindset.
Though I have enjoyed fly fishing
I have always found the sport somewhat of a mystery in comparison to
When I first started TackleTour over a decade and
a half ago I dabbled in fly fishing but naturally seemed to gravitate more
towards conventional fishing with my love for all things tackle, eventually
finding true passion in freshwater, and especially all the challenges that bass
Wolbugger's passion is fly fishing
and would rather cast flies over a crankbait 9 times out of 10
Over the years I have continued to enjoy wetting a
fly now and again, but really cannot claim to be much more than a novice fly
fishermen. As much I appreciate everything about fly fishing I also found it
much more intimidating than conventional fishing, with a steeper learning curve
in many respects. For many anglers the art of fly fishing is exactly that… an
“art.” One that is simply too difficult to invest the time in to learn how to
properly paint those loops and present flies with fish catching precision. Tying
flies, now that is a completely different level in itself!
I would go through all the
motions but my cast to catch ratio left much to be desired, and I often found
myself migrating back to conventional fishing by the end of the day or trip.
Falling back to my confidence zone.
Wolbugger opened my eyes to not
only how fun fly fishing could be but how effective it could be as well
That is where Paul “Wolbugger” Wolter came in.
Paul is a fly fisherman first, and given the opportunity would prefer casting a
fly than a crankbait nine times out of ten. Over the last few years as we worked
with Wolbugger we put fly rods, reels, and even line through our TT review
process and yet something never felt quite right. The more I learned about fly
fishing the more I realized just how much more there was still to learn about
all the specialized tackle and techniques, and yet at the same time I only grew
more interested in trying to become successful at the sport.
Though often thought of as
intimidating and expensive fly fishing certainly doesn't have to be
While many anglers enjoy both conventional and fly
fishing there are also many fly anglers that prefer to concentrate in this
particular technique. Fly anglers in many ways view tackle differently, and
approach the sport with a different approach, yet with just as much, if not
Fly fishing often takes a
Offering its own unique
varieties of tackle, tactics, and challenges, fly fishing is often viewed by
many, including yours truly up until recently, as being quite an intimidating
and expensive sport. But it doesn’t have to be.
We decided to tackle (pun intended) the challenge
of trying to make everything surrounding fly fishing easier to understand and
more accessible to all anglers trying to get into the sport.
Demystifly is designed to help
make fly fishing accessible to everyone
While we had covered fly fishing gear over the
years on TackleTour we felt that fly fishing was poles apart from a gear,
technique, and approach standpoint than the conventional fishing and tackle that
represents the majority of our readership, and deserved a platform of its own.
For all those anglers that are interested in learning how to enjoy all that fly
fishing has to offer, but may have found the sport enigmatic we created
Demystifly explores techniques,
destinations, and of course gear