Fly fishing has been used for more than ages already. It is a unique and distinct way of catching trout and salmon. It the most known way of catching fishes and have been used also to catch a new variety of fish species like the spike, bass, pan fish, carp and a lot others as well as marine fishes like the snook and tarpon.
There are a growing percentage of anglers whose main agenda and goal is to catch many different species as possible. Many also accounted that they can catch other species other than their main target like Rudd and bream.
Fly fishing can be done in both salt water and fresh water. The latter can be divided by temperatures of the water. Coldwater fishes include steelhead and salmon, while the cool water fishes include pike and walleye and lastly, the warm water have the bass, catfish and chub. The bass oftentimes the real adventure of most anglers, they are the best type of fish especially in summer where your setting is the dirtiest of the pond.
The technique in fly fishing is that you use artificial flies and a fly rod and a line. The fly line which is most often coated with plastic nowadays is heavy that it can send the fly to the target. The fly line differs so much in spinner and bait rods which they use weight on the line to cast the bait and do other things.
Flies used in fly fishing can be made from different things like fur, feathers, hair and or other materials which can be synthetic or natural. You hook this artificial fly onto the hook with a thread. Synthetic materials are more used commonly these days unlike before where they used natural fly more often.
The flies are tied depending on their sizes and colors and you could make patterns to camouflaged and mimic the marine and aquatic environment, you should make them resemble natural bait for the species of your target.
Fly fishing uses a different method; it uses the technique of casting line than luring the bait. Other methods depend on the lure’s weight to pull the line when you do the forward motion of casting. The bait in fly fishing is too light to be casted in that way, so the secret is the casting the line properly.
Forward cast is the most used method of casting, although a lot of method can be used depending on the conditions you are in. you should be able to do the forward cast correctly to be able to get the fly to your desirable distance.
By drooping the fly onto the water and have it move subsequently on the water is the most difficult aspect of fly fishing. You have to cast the fly as naturally as possible so the fish can think and perceive it more as a natural prey.
So if you want to engage in fly fishing, there are a lot of things to learn. But is actually one great hobby for you. It is one way to do recreational things and yes-taste your award-cook that salmon fresh!