Fly fishing is one of the oldest forms of fishing, dating back more than 2000 years. Fly fishing requires a different technique than traditional fishing, and it uses artificial fly to catch a fish. A different technique is needed if you fish at the lake, ponds, rivers, and oceans. By fly fishing, you can catch salmon, bass, trout, and many others spices of fish.
Fly fishing was very popular in Japan, where the fisherman’s in the mountains caught fish in selling them or used the fish to feed their families. From that day one, fly fishing became one of the most popular forms of fishing known today. This is fun and interesting sport which has many followers day by day. Fly fishing offers you a great outdoor experience, but also a sports activity. If you are a beginner this may look a little challenging at first, but don’t worry, you will know the basics very fast. You will just have to try fly fishing a few times to get to know with the gear and the activity itself before you can be sure in your knowledge.
What kind of equipment will you need?
You will need basic fly fishing equipment that you can buy at any better-equipped fishing shop. Don’t feel the need that you need to spend a lot of money to buy everything you need. At first, you will need only a few items like a fly rod, fly reel, fly fishing line and a few flies, because as the name itself says, the sport is called catching a fish with a fly. For a beginner, this is everything that you will need. When buying this equipment don’t look for a cheap solution. If you are serious at fly fishing you need to buy quality products, if you don’t do so, your rod will probably break or would not perform at its best.
What else you need to keep in mind?
When you have prepared all the gear, it’s time to get down to work. The first thing is to choose a location, which you like, but also a place which is inhabited by the fish you want to capture. When you are a beginner at fly fishing, try to find someone who is a little more experienced in this sport. He can go with you to a location that you chose, and show you the basic moves you need to learn, like the overhead cast.
Try to find a location where you can find all things necessary for fly fishing; this can take little more time. Because this is a sport for people who like nature, you can find a nice and quiet place, where you can be alone with your thoughts.