How to Get Started With Fly-Fishing

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First, fishing is an art of imitation.I stood in the North Platte River outside Casper. This spring, I fly a small Midge on the water, hoping to make it look like the spread of insects that spread.EssenceI tried to deceive a hungry catfish, thinking that my flies were a delicious morning, the most delicious choice.

In order to want to grab the rainbow catfish, I traveled more than 1,000 miles away from Wyoming and Montana. These are the two best places in the world in the world.But flying does not need to go to the distant place for a long time.Although many enthusiasts are looking for rivers and streams full of catfish, you can learn the basic knowledge by exploring the nearest water.The first fish I caught when I was flying was a small blue G, in the pond just a few miles a few miles from my Indianapolis house.

Why try?Flying fishing invitations to observe the world closely from the perspective of fish that is not used to.The pursuit of perfect actors is almost like Zen, many people tout the quality of meditation.This sport may also be relatively low: most fishermen practice capture and release, and prefer to get involved in the river, rather than traveling on a gas -type power boat.According to 2021, although in the United States, fishing and fishing are still relatively less fishing, which is also the fastest growing fishing type. Special report of outdoor foundation fishingEssence?

Although the fact is, especially for novices, flying fishing may be a way of fishing."Fishing will try you," said my friend Cari Ray, and his folk singer turned to the fishing guide behind the fishing website and the Zen podcast fisherman."When things are not advancing, it is really easy to be impatient or angry." I am a relatively new comer of this sport. That May morning was hit by fish in Wyoming.

This is part of the lottery.Fishing may be difficult, but fishing is not the only reason for me to enter the water.Moreover, when I returned to the North Platte River the next day and rolled up in my first rainbow, it became sweeter when twelve silver colors sparkled.Are you ready to start?This is what you need to know.

Obtain equipment

During fishing, flying rods and scrolls are the most important equipment. From the entrance kit of 50 US dollars to the choice of high -end gear, the cost is hundreds of dollars (or more).For most beginners, the middle setting is the correct starting point.Orvis’s flying rod clothing and Redington CrossWater are two excellent entry -level graphite rod kits, with a retail price of about 200 US dollars, with plastic scrolls and a protective cover.

However, before you start shopping, please learn the naming method.The rod is classified by the length (in the feet) and the "weight", which refers to the overall strength and size of the rod.The fishermen in the stream usually choose a 8–9 ‘rod, and the longer rod is the ideal choice of general water.Proper weight varies from your prey: 4 or 5 rods are very suitable for catfish or small bass, and 10 or 12 rods are more suitable for big salmon and ta Peng.There are flight lines and back in front of many scrolls (fixing the flight line onto the scroll).You still need leaders and tips. These two filaments connect your heavier flying wires to the flies.

Of course, flies are the stars of performance.Flies are small hooks with ropes, feathers or other materials on it to imitate the appearance of insects or other popular fish foods.Although the business version is rich, it is a respectful art of fishermen to tie them together -as it is revealed by the slide, the flies can be exquisite.

Basic types include "stem flies", which floats on the water to simulate the insects that land on the surface; "nymph flies" floating below the surface, imitating laerous worms; and a "flow flies" givenFantasy of smaller fish or other prey.In order to find the best choice in your area, please ask in a local flight shop, where the employees maintain the latest state. The fruit fly proves that flies are effective in nearby rivers and ponds nearby.Because the cost of many flies is between $ 1 and $ 3, you can get a variety of.

Most flying fishing people use wading and wading boots to keep warm and dry.Both gears are a huge investment, so you may first choose to fish on the river bank.Moreover, if the water is warm enough, then you only need a pair of shorts and water shoelaces to have a good traction.

where to

Almost all waters are possible flying fishing spots -if there are fish, you can try luck with a flying rod.However, when looking for a good place to fish, please visit the local flight shops to find out where the fish bite people, when is the most active and what is currently feeding.(And consider buying a small amount of flies as thanks.)

Alternatively, hire a guide.Even the expert fishermen hire local guides when going to the new area, because this is the best way to learn the area in the area.When learning local law, the guide is also a good source.For example, in some states, fishermen have the right to wading rivers and streams that flow in private property.In other cases, only continuously float on the boat.In most states, fishing permits can be online and obtained through telephone or local stores.

Basic technology

Flying fishing starts with the "basic actor" that the fishingman calls.Starting at a low position, the fisherman’s bouncing rod is drawn to the bending arc.After the suspension of the jump, they bounced forward again.If you do it correctly, the basic casting will cause the line to be closely in the air, and then directly on the water.(To view this operation, please view ORVIS teaching videos in the company’s beneficial YouTube series.)

You can practice such actors in the yard or nearby, but some people prefer to practice on the water.Who knows what you might find when you practice?Moreover, if you first start, the course is a good way to build basic knowledge.Ask local stores, or consider accessing large retailers, such as ORVIS and Bass Pro, sometimes providing free entry courses.The online database is another worthy resource. Some of the flying joint women and ORVIS are 50/50 on the water, catering to women and BIPOC individuals who have always represented in the fly fishing.

No trace

Although fishing may be a relatively low influence movement, reducing environmental damage is the key to maintaining its sustainability.When trimming, it is easy to release a small piece of plastic. Therefore, please bring a re -sealed bag for a single silk and garbage, otherwise it may fall into the water.

When practicing fishing and release, follow the principle of "keeping fish wet".This means that the mouth and G of fish are kept as much as possible in the water to minimize its air exposure.Moreover, only the rubber mesh or wet -handed fish, and then release it as soon as possible.The time of water stress can cause premature death.(Use a pair of fish -specific pliers to quickly and effectively remove the hook.)

be careful

Take a look at the water level before floating or Wade. If you are not familiar with the local conditions, please ask at the local flight shop first.The felt pad boots will help traction on moss or smooth rocks, but you can also bring a foldable hiking rod to prepare additional stability.