Match the hatch! Some say that more importantly presentation is everything! Letting your fly drift in the most natural way possible. Putting both together is a great way to find success. Right here is a link to the full North Carolina Fly Fishing Hatch Chart!
When barometer pressure rises or falls the fish typically become more active. When the pressure drops there air bladder expands therefore leaving less room in there stomach to eat. When the pressure rises, their bladder becomes smaller leaving more room in there stomach making the fish move up in the water column. Read more HERE
Weather can affect fishing in conjunction and similarly to pressure, they both work together to make fish react and act certain ways. Look at more resources HERE!
Trout have amazing sense of smell, sight, feel, and hearing. Their lateral lines also allow them to feel sounds much like we do! Sneaking up on these fish is a great approach! Look at more information about their fish sense here!
Trout are big nibblers! Unlike most sport fish, they try their food on the tip of there mouth before committing to eat it and still then they normally just sip it back. A quick set hook is crucial to catching these fish! Watch a neat video of trout eating HERE!
Story's of fly fishing go all the way back to early Roman times and have also been found in Japanese writing dating back almost 500 years ago. It came to the US in the early 19th century and since has gained rapidly in popularity. Read more in depth fly fishing history HERE!