MemberDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
You’ve stumbled into the flyfishing epicenter of the Redditverse. Many of our subscribers are veterans who will be equally happy to share their wisdom (and maybe their whisky, if you ask *really* nicely), brag about their angling prowess, debate gear choices and techniques for hours, lie to you about their secret places, offer helpful-yet-scathing criticism of your fish handling skills, and tell you to get the eff off their water….often simultaneously, and occasionally with corrosive but commendably colorful language. Not a bad bunch, all told.
But as far as we can tell, most of our contributors are relatively new to the sport. We’re glad you’re here! You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers. In fact, there’s a fair chance that your question has already been asked and answered a few times, so please use the search tools to find your answers first. Try keywords like “beginner” and “starter” and “wader suggestions” and “budget” to refine your results, and try surfing on your target location(s) or species. You might be amazed at how much useful content you’ll find.
Every year or so we attempt again to create a starter guide, or to refresh the one from last year. Start here, and feel free to post if you don’t find what you need….
* [Search for “beginner”](https://www.reddit.com/r/flyfishing/search?q=beginner&restrict_sr=on&sort=relevance&t=all)
* [Search for “starter”](https://www.reddit.com/r/flyfishing/search?q=starter&restrict_sr=on&sort=relevance&t=all)
* [Search for “waders”](https://www.reddit.com/r/flyfishing/search?q=waders&restrict_sr=on&sort=relevance&t=all)
* [Noobie suggestions for first rod: freshwater / trout](https://www.reddit.com/r/flyfishing/search?q=trout+rod&restrict_sr=on&sort=new&t=all)
* [Noobie suggestions for first rod: saltwater](https://www.reddit.com/r/flyfishing/search?q=saltwater+rod&restrict_sr=on&sort=new&t=all)
* [**Archived Mega noobie super thread of awesomeness**](https://www.reddit.com/r/flyfishing/comments/4d9aw2/beginner_megathread_start_here/)
Sometimes we run contests – watch the stickied threads for those. Again, welcome…and tight lines!
IndependentGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
Wait! I don’t yell or drink whisky.
I feel left out.
Questions about bourbon barrel aged stouts and porters and bass fishin on the fly welcome though 😉
immortaldragnGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
Am I the only one sippin on shine? New to fly fishing, reading, learning, and thinking about tying my own leader/graduation/tippets. 9′, 5wt, Okie. How Ya’ll doin?
suza87GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
New to fly fishing this year, so i have no wisdom on that. But try buffalo trace for a good ‘bang for the buck” bourbon.
Michillbilly29GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
Just found you all. Only good for a few trout here and there, but like your style!
lolploxinGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
New to the sub and fly fishing! 9 ft 5wt, sometimes take out the 3wt. Four Roses if I’m feeling cheap, Law’s for good times. How is everyone?
RaginPowerGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
Just started and I keep losing flies off my 4x mono tippet. Using a clinch knot, i dont know if its too loose or if i can even get it too tight. Any help is appreciated.
DuranglersCOGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
Hey all, just joined. Looking forward to the discussions!
sierraflytierGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
Hey folks I am new to this I’ve been tieing flies for sometime and just started being able to fish it’s kind of tough to get a wheelchair that wades my question is the whisky a before or after the fishing? Or is during ok
thefifthscallopGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
Hey, this sub is over 40,000 members now! Incredible!
dirtymandannyGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 4:27 am
I’m looking for an outfitter or lodge recommendation. The few I called didn’t pan out like I wanted. Ideally Montana