I’ve had a love/hate relationship with learning to fly fish. I grew up in Minnesota, so my thing was fishing for walleyes. Mostly trolling with gear suited for The Land of 10,000 Lakes and – once or twice a year – remote regions of Canada.
But, when I was growing up, my grandparents had a cabin on the edge of Northeast Yellowstone just outside of Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana. They were AVID fly fishermen. And I picked up early in my life that using my spinning gear to land the lofty trout was, how do I say it, uncouth.
Try as I might, I just never got the hang of the technique of fly fishing. As a matter of fact, my first time out, I “back-casted” right into my mouth and hooked my own tongue. Yes, I’m embarrassed to admit, I caught myself.
Now I know the problem I was having with starting this elusive activity of fly fishing was I didn’t have proper training and proper gear. And of course, enough experience.
Fortunately, since the whole idea of No Huddle Life is diving into my bucket-list of outdoor adventures and doing my best to have some modicum of success, I've finally just begun to have some idea of how to fly fish for trout. It’s been a lifetime goal, and I can attest to reaching the first rung of the ladder.
We’re very fortunate to be just south of Berthoud, Colorado and the office/fly shop/boutique distillery of Jay Stalnacker, who among other things is a Pro Ambassador Director for Wetfly, a provider of top-notch fly fishing gear.
Jay hooked us up with our own No Huddle Life starter packages, that are just perfect for guys like me: wannabes who are just getting started, but still want high-quality gear that will serve them well for years to come.
I’ve used both of these packages and have caught fish! For me, that’s huge. Jack Bruner, who is a master guide, and basically taught me how to fly fish on No Huddle Life, loves the Wetfly gear and says the packages are perfect for getting started and beyond.
So if you want everything you need to put the line in the water and start catching fish for a reasonable entry price, check out these exclusive Wetfly/No Huddle Life packages.
Don’t let the simplicity and low-price of the Tenkara starter kit throw you off. I caught a really nice brown on my first cast into the water with our Tenkara rig!