Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners

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Fly Fishing at the creek.


Welcome to the world of Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, good workout and a great way to use your free time, it is also one of the most popular method of angling in North America and many parts of the world. An angler practicing fly fishing can be a lot better with conservation compared to live bait anglers. In recent years fly fishing has gained tremendous popularity and its increasing every day. Fly fishing is a very good way to conserve nature and at the same time its also the ultimate way of angling to enjoy aquatic recreation. Fly fishing is the way to go whether you go site fishing or you do your fishing on a boat.

Fishing gear needed to start fly fishing

Getting started with fly fishing is easy and simple. You will need to have three things right to get started, must have the right fishing rod, need a line to match it and you will have to learn the correct casting technique.

Below is a list of the things you will need to pay attention to if you want to get into the sport of fly fishing:

Material of the fly fishing rod:

Fly fishing rods can be expensive. You would not want to start with one of the expensive ones. For a beginner, hollow glass rod is advised since it will not require as much care as a bamboo rod and if the rod is damaged you will not have to replace the whole set.

Fly Fishing Line:

No one can improve fly casting skills with rod not in love with the line. Most of the times when a fly caster fails to bring out the action is because the line would be too light for it. Not matter what fish you are catching, from a perch to the biggest bass you have to use the same size line. The line you will chose is not for what fish you are catching, its for the rod you are using.
In choosing the size of the line, you should get a C level, an HCH double taper or a GBF three-diameter. Most importantly read the label of the rod, it will tell you what line to get. Use a backer line that will work well with the rod and fly line. For the right backer line, check the recommendation on the fly line and the rod.

Cast the right way:

When casting, make sure you cast a straight line. Try to get about 20 feet of line out on your cast. Avoid jerky movement. Take it easy when casting, fly casting can get ruined if you cast with taunt muscles.
The best possible way to learn good casting technique is to go fishing and spend some time with some other fly fisherman who are doing it for a while.

Brave Angler’s note: The best fishing lessons you will ever learn are the lessons you learn on the site of fishing.