Published Dec 31. 2014 - 3 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 17. 2015

Same same, but different

Looking back at 2014. The most popular articles and pages on the Global FlyFisher the past year looks much as it always does... with a few changes.

2014 -
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One thing is immediately obvious. Just as last year, the year before that and actually all the years that section as existed, the videos are by far the most popular part of the site. More than half of all pages viewed on The Global FlyFisher come from the video section. I will return to that in a moment, but before that I will look at all the other content that we have and find the most popular articles from the past year.

The top ten list of popular articles looks like this and contains both new and old material.

#10 Tying with CDC


Hans Weilenmann's excellent and thorough coverage of the CDC feather.

#9 Beginner's Buzzer


An intro to tying simple buzzers.

#8 Shark's Caddis


The fantastcic imitation of a caddis larva by Bulgarian Radoslav Kiskinov.

#7 LCR's


A coverage of the useful Light Curing Resins.

Backing attached - The backing is now attached to the spool. This is an open cage reel, which allows for the backing to pass into the cage after it has been attached.
If the reel has a closed rim, you will have to pull the backing through the reel cage before attaching it to the spool, and make sure it's done through the right opening in the reel.
On a ventilated reel like this one, you can also tie the backing to one of the bars in the axle.
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#6 Bergman

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Tom Giglio's 2006 article on converting Ray Bergman wet flies to streamers.

#5 How to fish with more than one fly


A treatise on fishing with more than one fly on the leader.

#4 Perfect Woolly


A killer pattern revisited by German Raoul Kempkes.

#3 Build a Flexible Fly Tying Bench


A great addition to your tying: Ole Willers' bench with room for vice, tools, materials and more.

#2 First Setup


Simple and easy instructions in spooling backing and line on your reel for the first time.

#1 Knots


Yes, knots. Simply knots for the flyfisherman


If we hover a bit higher and look at sections rather than single articles, the picture is much as it has been before. Again the video section is left out and the front page on the site as well as the video section front page also receive a high amount of traffic, but that's no surprise, since they are people's way into the site.

These are the top ten most popular sections in the Global FlyFisher.

#10 Forum


It's not the busiest forum on the web, but still quite popular.

#9 Search function


It's a big site and the search function is naturally very popular.

In all its simple glory - Here you can see the rubber-legged fly in detail. Despite the simplicity it\'s a pretty good imitation
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#8 Shrimp theme

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Shrimps are popular, and this theme section has links to most of our shrimp articles.

#7 Wallpapers


Nice pictures for your computer screen.

#6 Rod building


It's not a section that sees many new articles, but it's still very popular.

#5 Fish Better


Instructions on how to improve your fishing has always been popular.

#4 Gallery


Articles with pictures and articles about taking pictures.

#3 Streamers


The good old New England Streamers section is still riding high.

#2 Tie Better


Tying tips are popular as always.

#1 Patterns


Fly patters is and has always been our most popular section - until the videos came. It's still best of the rest.


Videos -
The video section gets its own coverage. It's in a league by itself, but also has its internal list of popular pages and sections. Below you see the most visited pages in the video section in 2014.

#10 Videos by Giancarlo Donninelli


Giancarlo asked to have his videos removed earlier this year (hence no link), but managed to get on the top 10 before that.

#9 All videos by alphabet


A simple list sorted by title.

#8 All videos by date


Videos chronologically ordered.

#7 Videos by Hans Weilenmann


Dutch Hans Weilenmann has contributed more than 150 videos.

#6 Videos by Jim Misura


Jim is by far the most productive contributor with more than 500 videos.

#5 Originators


A list of the people who have contributed videos.

#4 Most viewed today


The list of the most viewed videos since last midnight.

#3 Best videos


The videos voted best by our viewes.

#2 Videos by Davie McPhail


Scottish Davie McPhail has a high star with the viewers.

#1 Fly tying videos


The fly tying videos are the most popular.


The top ten list of the most popular individual videos of 2014 looks like this:
#10 Wet Fly New Zealand Fishing
#9 Northern Midge (Dry Fly)
#8 Blue Wing Olive Nymph
#7 Spatsizi trailer
#6 Once in a Blue Moon
#5 Presentation techniques for trout
#4 March Brown Dry Fly
#3 Sea Trout Secrets 5, Spin Fishing
#2 Last Cast On Lost Creek
#1 Damsels in Distress

You can see the all time most popular videos here and on this page you can see some general facts about the whole site, amongst other things that we ended 2014 with a bang serving a little more than 3 million pages to about half a million visitors in December alone.

Happy New Year, and may your 2015 be rich in fishing, fish and great experiences.

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