Fly Fishing Tips
Looking for a few fly fishing tips? Many people shy away from fly fishing because they think it is difficult. Sure, it may take you a bit to master the art of fly fishing, but it is not that difficult nor impossible. As you have probably heard before, practice makes perfect and that same concept applies to fly fishing. Below you will find fly fishing tips that will have you well on your way towards becoming a master fly fisher in no time at all.
- Choosing the Line. It really doesn't matter what type of rod and reel you use for fly fishing. The rod and reel are only there to hold the line. However, you do need to make sure that the rod and reel weight correspond with the line weight. You will be performing the act of casting the line on your own. There are tons of different lines for fly fishing out there. If you are a beginner, you should start off with a weight forward, tapered floating line. That type of line is the easiest type of line to cast and it generally travels father than other types of fly lines.
- Casting the Line. The most difficult aspect of fly fishing is casting the line, but you should get the hang of it after a couple of attempts. You always want your fly line to be ahead of the location where you think the fish are. By casting your line in that direction, the line will be able to float to where the fish are so you can catch them naturally. Basically, when you are casting a fly line, you want to have about 25 feet or so of line out ahead of time. With your weight on the balls of your feet, keep your wrist stiff and use your elbow as the pivot point for launching your fly line into the water.
- Retrieving the Line. There is a technique to retrieving your fly line that you should be familiar with. The easiest and best way to retrieve your fly fishing line is to position the line in between the index finger on the hand that you are holding your rod with. Use your other hand to slowly pull the line back. Don't worry about where the line goes, simply let it drop by your feet. This process is called stripping the line. Depending upon what type of fish you are trying to catch, you may need to strip the line very quickly.