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Fly Fishing Resources for the New Angler

There’s no time like the present. If you’re a new angler or looking to get started, we’re here to help. Like many things, fly fishing has its own language and getting started can seem intimidating. Don’t let that stop you. Ask us as many questions as you need. And take advantage of some helpful fly fishing resources.


The first thing you’ll need is a fly rod, reel, line and basic tackle. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the collective knowledge here in the fly shop. We might be gear nerds but we’re not snobs and nothing makes us happier then sharing our knowledge. We’re happy to answer the most basic questions and help you get ready to hit the water. If you’re in the Denver metro area, please stop by. Otherwise, give us a call at 303-794-1104.

Fly Rod

Whether in person or on the phone, speaking with someone here at the shop is the best way to pick out your setup. First, we’ll help you pick out a fly rod. We have a number of reasonably priced, high quality rods that we’d recommend to help you get started. Rods like the Redington CrosswaterRedington ViceTFO Professional Series II and TFO BVKare all excellent options that strike a good balance between being affordable, and providing long lasting quality and performance.

Fly Reel

Once we’ve settled on a fly rod, we’ll help you match it up with an appropriate reel and fly line. The Redington Run, Sage Spectrum C and Lamson Guru are reels that we recommend for performance and durability without breaking the bank.


Fly Line

Finally, we’ll spool your reel with a quality fly line. It’s easy to overlook the importance of a fly line. But a great line that pairs with your rod will drastically improve the performance of the entire setup. We have a number of fly lines from both Rio and Scientific Anglers that we can recommend, depending on your specific setup and fly fishing goals.

Basic Tackle

Beyond the rod, reel and fly line, you’ll need some basic essentials:

·     Forceps

·     Line Nippers

·     Dry Fly Floatant

·     Weights

·     Strike Indicators

·     Leaders & Tippet

·     Fly Box

·     Flies (more on this below)

·     Vest or Pack to Carry Your Tackle


As you’re getting started and learning the basics, take advantage of all the video learning opportunities you can find. Check out the Insider Tips playlist on our Anglers All YouTube Channel. Here, you’ll find some great videos like how to set up a 4-piece fly rod, basic nymph rig setup, and how to tie a blood knot.

A quick YouTube search will provide you with just about anything you’ll ever want to know. While you’re there, please take a moment to subscribe to the Anglers All YouTube channel. You’ll be the first to know when we release new video tips.


Ready to hit the water? Our friends at FlyCastUSA.com provide daily fishing reports for our favorite waters along the South Platte, Colorado and Arkansas River drainages. You can’t beat the up-to-date information found on the Fly Cast River Forecasts.

When you’ve read the FlyCasts and decided when and where to fish, it’s time to pick up a few flies. Once again, we’ve got you covered. On the FlyCast page for each river, you’ll find a list of recommended fly patterns and a link to a custom fly selection from Anglers All. We will hand pick flies based on the location and time of year you plan to fish.

Visiting a location that’s out of state or not listed in our custom fly assortments? No problem. Stop by the shop or give us a call at 303-794-1104 and we’ll help you pick out flies for the adventure.


Questions? We’re here to help. You can find us at the fly shop in Littleton or available by phone at 303-794-1104. We know that getting started fly fishing can be intimidating. We’d love to help shorten that learning curve. We look forward to helping you get out on the water this summer!