What Is Involved In Fly Fishing

by Jeremy J Jane - Date: 2010-06-26 - Word Count: 425 Share This!

Fly fishing involves a certain type of equipment and tools more than your typical and traditional type of fishing, that a fishermen would approach. The rods for fly fishing are a lot longer and much more thinner than your everyday fishing rod. Because these are thinner they are a lot more flexible, and bamboo, care or synthetic carbon is what makes them. As for fly fishing you need that flexibility to cast the rod properly as far as you can go.

The fishing line is known as the fly line for fly fishing, which will be coated in a type of plastic to make sure that it has the right amount of weight for casting out to a considerable amount of distance. A fly line will have an aspects to them as to if they will sink or float. The bait is not a worm but an artificial fly, that can come from a natural hair or plant leaves, or they can be synthetic materials as well.

There are many ways to categories artificial flies, there is the largest division which is between dry flies and wet flies. They way dry flies are supposed to work so they make it look like they are fully grown adult insects. They are also used to contact the water before they zip above or along the surface of the water, this is in the hope that when a fish sees it, it will mistake it for the real thing and take a bite.

A wet fly is supposed to look like a dead or injured insect, or a young one and will have a lot more time in the water than the dry flies. Other types of flies included are nymphs, poppers, streamers, saltwater and a lure. Sometimes a fly will also be named for the specific target of the fish, for example a salmon, or bass.

In conclusion, fly fishing has a different technique to everyday fishing. The techniques that make it different are how you actually catch the fish. Your normal fishing would require you to be in a boat and have a thicker and shorter rod. Where as fly fishing involves the opposite, it has a longer, and skinner rod so that is easier to cast it further, and give more flexibility. There is also a different bait that is used, to attract the fish, with using flies instead of worm baits. Overall fly fishing can be quite dangerous but if you are an experience fishermen it might be the change of direction you need.

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