Tips on Fly Fishing


Thousands of live bait anglers are all excellent sportsmen. But a fly fisherman is often better at resource conservation right from the start.

Fly fishing is not only one of the fastest growing sports; it is one of the foremost forms of conserving natural resources, as well as, providing aquatic recreation.

Fly fishing is very simple when you meet three criteria. You must have a suitable rod, you must have the proper line to match it, and you must learn correct casting techniques.

For people who wish to know some tips on fly fishing, below is a list of some pointers that will help anglers harness their fly fishing skills.

1. Material of the rod

For a person of moderate means, and especially for a beginner, hollow glass is advised. A hollow glass rod will require less care than bamboo, and will not take a set if improperly handled or stored.

2. Line

Your fly fishing casting skill will not progress with a mismatched rod and line. 99 times out of 100, the troubled fly caster has a line much too light. Having too light of a line will result in being unable to bring out the action of the fishing rod.

That is why it is important to know that on any given rod, the fly fisherman should use the same size line for anything from small trout and bluegills, up to the largest sea fish.

In choosing the size line, anglers should get a C level, an HCH double taper, or a GBF three diameter. This choice is based on the fact that a high percentage of fly rods nowadays are hollow glass. A great majority of these hollow glass rods work best with lines of those sizes, regardless of lengths or weights.

3. The correct casting technique

It is important to get about 20 feet of line out front when you cast. Anglers should always remember to cast in a straight line.
Avoid jerky movements, even if it is on a faster mode.

And most importantly of all, the angler should be relaxed, as taut muscles will ruin his casting.

Boiled down to these basics, there should be no reason why you are unable to learn the fundamental principles of fly fishing, just as easily as those who already enjoying fly fishing.

The best and surest way to learn how to cast successfully is to spend a day on the stream with an experienced fly fisherman. They will have enough experience to be able to assist you in learning the proper techniques. Lessons learned fishing on the stream are the best tips you can acquire anywhere in your quest to learning fly fishing.