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What is fly fishing

What is fly fishing

Fly fishing is a style of fishing that traces its roots back centuries and different styles developed simultaneously around the world as human tried to figure out ways to trick fish who ate lures too small and light to catch with normal hook and line methods. At its most basic, with fly fishing, you are using the weight of the line to cast your fly out into the water. Most commonly people associate fly fishing with trout, and while that is very true, countless species can be targeted around the globe using a fly rod and reel.

Origin of fly fishing

Fly fishing is believed to have first begun around the 2nd century in modern-day Rome. While they weren’t equipped with gear-powered reels or weight-forward fly lines, the practice of mimicking a fly drifting on the top of the water began to gain popularity. Even though the casting technique wasn’t improved until hundreds of years later in England, the beginning of fly fishing (and fly tying) was revolutionary at the time.

Fly fishing equipment

There are three main components of a fly fishing outfit: a rod, a line and a reel. After the basics of terminal tackel- a term that refers to what you tie to the end of your fishing line-flies. Other things can be prepared such as waders, fishing net, tackle storage and sunglasses.

Types of fly fishing

Nymphing, throwing streamers and floating dry flies are the three main types of fly fishing. Sure, there are subsets for each one- Euronymphing, matching the hatch, swinging- but they’re all components of these three methods for using a fly. Nymphing is getting a drag-free drift subsurface, dry fly fishing is getting a drag free drift on the surface, and streamer fishing is manipulating a fish imitation subsurface.

Post time: Aug-04-2022