10 Tips For Fly Fishing For Trout

These 10 tips for fly fishing for trout are basic and can really help with your fishing game. No matter whether you are a true beginner or a older fisherman that needs brushing up, fly fishing for trout is a great way to have fun. Just make sure not to get too tangled in confusion.

  1. Keep your rod clean. Many fly fisherman tend to neglect this very important detail. If fisherman clean their equipment at all, they tend to clean everything but the rod. With the prices of fishing rods skyrocketing, its important to take care of the rod you do have.
  2. Understand the action of your rod. The action of your rod is known as the resistance that is developed in bending as you move down the length of a certain fly rod. Each fly rod is different. To say the least, each fly rod has a different weight. Its important to know the action of your rod before you begin fly fishing for trout.
  3. Keep it reel! Without a doubt, the reel is the most important part of the fishing rod. It's where all the action takes place because it is the place to hold or release the fly line. Be sure to purchase a reel without monofilament for backing because it doesn't react well with the heat from the reel.
  4. Take good care of your fly line. If there are cracks in your fly line, it's about time for it to go. It's also important to remember to never use insect repellent. It is very destructive to the finishes on the line and the rod.
  5. Assembly before the cast off. Be sure to have all of your gear checked off your list. Have your line, reel, rod and leader with you. It's important to choose the direction the reel is going to go as well. This will depend on which hand you primarily use.
  6. Wading. The appropriate wader will depend on your chest size and your preference for neoprene. It's important to understand how long and far you will be walking during wading.
  7. Perfect casting. Another great tip is to understand that fly fishing is all in the casting. To some people, it is understood that if you can't cast, you might as well not fish. There is an absolute rule to abide by always: The rod has to stop to make the line go.
  8. Finding the trout. When there is a spot in the stream that is slightly broad, shallow and flat, that is where the trout will be. It's also important to remember to check where the bugs will be flying above it. This is where trout will be attempting to feed on the bugs.
  9. The Figure 8 retrieve. Keeping the line together during the retrieve is very important and very difficult. A great tip would be to use the Figure 8 retrieve. To make sure this move works, keep practicing your wrist movements.
  10. Size of the flies! The size of the fly used is very important. It will dictate the type of trout you catch. It will also determine the effort you put into the cast off.
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