Ever since the invention of flyfishing, the sport of fly fishing has exploded.
People from all over the world are taking an interest in this very traditional sport of fishing by rowing a boat, casting a rod, and attempting to outsmart a wily trout.
The sport has gained so much popularity recently that it has become the second most sought after sport in the United States. People fly fish for carp, pike, bass, panfish, and many other species. The word fly fishing comes from the French word for a division of thresdeath, which ranked high in importance in the medieval town. Our Purists, however, regard the sport as a kind of stalking-fish.
Some people describe fly fishing as an old man’s game, just like golf or tennis. You’re in a boat, and you’re trying to shoot a tiny fly into a watery hole. It’s a kind of fishing, really.
How do you do it? There are some basic gear rules that fly fishers should know about before they head off to do some fly fishing of their own.
First, you need to make sure that the fish’s nation is considered closed season for that type of fish, even if it is part of a national park or wildlife refuge. You don’t want to break the rules.
Second, if you are fly fishing from a boat, you’ve got to know how to keep the boat moving quietly enough that you don’t scare the fish away. Many people have 30-50 horse power outboard motors with noisy propellers.
Third, you’ve got to know the proper type of hook that is for your purpose. Fly fishers will use sharp-pointed hooks that will cut your fish easily if they take a bite. Old-timers would use more barb less hooks as they would be able to keep the fish longer.
Fourth, you get what you pay for. When I shop for a rod, I always buy the best and most current model at the best price. Often local fishing shops will have great discount fishing poles at reasonable prices. You won’t have to pay the high prices they sell on top of weekends and holidays
Lastly, you have to have the right line on your reel. If you are fly fishing on the coast, you’ll need a leader that is 6 feet or longer. If you’re doing a quiet, inland fishing, you’ll want a smaller leader. Keep this in mind when purchasing your gear. Plus some things like the shape of the fish’s head requires special leaders that don’t easily splinter.
Flies to use when fly fishing will run you about $10 a dozen or so. There are many types, sizes, and colors of flies to choose from, depending on what you want to use them for. Determining what you will be fish for in the stream or river, and then picking the correct fly type is key in the success of your outing.
Polarized sun glasses are a must have for fly fishing. Being able to see into the water is important. Ultraviolet glare from the water can Blind a fisherman, as well as interfere with the quality of the fishing, not to mention interfering with your vision.
After you’ve gathered all of your gear, you’ll need a place to fish. If you’re going to meet people, you’ll need a lot of room for casting and moving around. However, theStatic Refugeis an awesome place to put your gear up, and you’ll never have to move it again.
If you’re new at fly fishing or just need an extra place to fish, it’s easy to find a place to rent a cabin. Get some local license. They’ll usually have plenty of fisherman there that would be willing to lend you a hand.