Fly-Fishing For Fun
Fly-fishing is very
different than fishing with a lure or worm type baits. The Fly-fisherman uses a
artificial fly consisting of bites of feathers, foam, hide, fur, yarn, and other
materials to be tried on to a hook that make it appealing to the type of fish
you are catching.
Every Fly-fisherman has
his own type of flies he like to use some purchase them and then some of us like
to tie our own. Fly tying is more of an art with basic training, which most
people can learn over a short period of time.
Dry Fly-fishing is the
best classic form of fishing. The artificial fly is cast so that it floats on
the surface of the water. As the fly passes over the fish it will rise to the
surface and strike or take the fly.
With the fly rod you
will attempt to stop the fish from spitting out the fly and get it tired enough
so you can land it in your net. With Fly-fishing you will see all the action as
you cast the fly and play the fish for a strike. The fly is very visible on the
surface to the fish. You will see the fish take the fly on the surface however
trout and other fish tend to feed under water so if you see the fish rising to
the surface it is time to use a dry fly.
Wet flies will sink
under the surface of the water an may be passed in front of the fish there bye
causing the fish too strike at the fly,
Nymph fishing is very
popular after the flies lay eggs on lakes or in streams and they hatch out as
nymphs. As the nymphs make their way to the surface the fish will take them.
When they get to the surface they will hatch into a flies.
When Nymph fishing the
imitation nymphs you us will be weighted to stay below the surface of the water.
This will be far more of a challenge for you as the action all take place under
the surface of the water and you will not be able to see if a fish is about to
Most fish can be caught
on a fly but the most common are trout, salmon, chars, and most game fish. In
most areas the trout are the most popular and you will find them feeding mostly
on small insects in shallow water. If you live on the coast you find salmon
fishing with a fly rod a very rewarding challenge. Hooking a 30 or 40 pound
salmon on a fly rod will give you a work out running up and down the beach
trying to play the fish out to land it.
The Fly-fishing sport
has gained ever-increasing popularity over the years. Most will agree it just
not about catching the fish but in the delivery of the fly and the skill and
knowledge in the pursuit.
regards Fly-fishing as the holy grail of fishing. It is more relaxing and some
say a better past time than golf. The sport of fly-fishing sees people from all
walks of life. Some say it is more environmentally friends than the other type
of fishing because it does less harm to the fish then other styles of fishing.
The art of Fly-fishing
will get in to your blood and you will peruse the quite of the streams or the
solitude of the ocean beaches to capture you prey. Most anglers will catch and
release if they are Fly-fishing.
Sammy Salmon has been
having fun fishing for years.