4 Quick Tips to Be Better Angler Tomorrow

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onWater Team
July 4, 2024
7 min read
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4 Quick Tips to Be Better Angler Tomorrow

By
onWater Team
July 4, 2024
7 min read
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Learning to fly fish can be a process that takes time. But what if you are already a decent angler--meaning you can find your way around most streams and don't get skunked very often. Even if you are the later, these three quick tips can help take your angling to the next level.

Invest in better gear. Having nice gear can make fishing more fun, but do you know that all of those people committed to creating the new and best gear really do want you to catch more fish! Buy the new Sage fly rod or a new pair of waders. It may take a chunk out of your bank account but your fishing will improve—being comfortable and well-appointed on the water goes a long way to being a better angler.

Tie better knots. Tying knots faster and better means one thing: more fishing time. Find some old fly line, old tippet or string, and finally learn to tie the blood knot or the nail knot. While you’re at it, learn the perfection loop or the non-slip mono loop.

Create your own fly pattern. Most fly anglers progress in the following manner: catch one fish; catch a lot of fish; catch big fish; catch a fish on a fly you tied; catch a big fish on a fly you tied; catch lots of big fish on flies that you created. Fly tying is a unique way to get more enjoyment out of our sport. If you like to be innovative and enjoy doing things your way, fly tying is for you.

Use onWater+ to discover your best places to fish near you. With the massive amount of information available in the onWater app, it is the essential angling tool to have with you.

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