frequently asked questions
Just getting started with fly fishing?
How do I get started in fly fishing?
Well, the first step is done because you find yourself interested in this amazing sport. Here at the Stonefly we are here to help you along the way.
First and foremost this is not as intimidating or hard as you think. We recommend starting with a 9’ 5wt rod. This is very versatile for Montana’s rivers, lakes, and some creeks. A pre-assembled outfit with rod reel and line is a great way to start. Tools needed would be nippers and forceps. Polarized sunglasses are a must. A few recommend flies for time of year and location and you’re pretty set to go.
Practice casting on a local pond or river. The Stonefly is here for you! Stop by the shop, give us a call, or email because all information is always free! YouTube and the internet has endless fly fishing 101 information that can provide a great boost to your first steps. We are passionate about fly fishing and pride ourselves in helping you start your adventure.
How do I get started in fly tying?
Just like fly fishing, fly tying isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Start simple with very basic patterns and learn the techniques to advance you to the next level. Starting with a beginner tying kit that has a vise, tools, materials, and a learning manual is a great way to start. The Stonefly is always here to help.