A Guide To Fly Fishing – Learning To Angle Like The Pros!
It’s a beautiful day in early spring. You are standing beside a
beautiful river flowing through the mountains of Colorado. In your
hands you hold your gear. You are brimming with excitement as you
imagine what you will catch today. You are getting ready to fly fish
and you can’t wait to get started!
People have been fly fishing for years. In its beginnings, people
would use flies to fish with for food, but then it turned into a sport and
now anglers fly fish for both food and sport.
Fly fishing is a traditional angling method that uses artificial flies
for lures that are made of materials like fur and feathers. The flies are
fastened onto a hook and are meant to imitate a fish’s natural food
source. The rods are light, but the lines are heavy providing the
weight and momentum for casting.
Fly fishermen use a series of casting moves meant to imitate the
bug on water. The techniques are wide and varied. When casting
much of the rod’s movement comes from the angler’s wrist.
Fly fishing as a sport is something many people find amazingly
enjoyable. Most fly fishing is done in certain places like Colorado,
Montana, and Wisconsin. The fish most often caught are trout and
salmon, although anglers can catch a variety of fish with their flies.
In this book, we’ll explore a variety of topics with regards to fly
fishing. Some of the information will be geared towards beginning
fishermen, but experienced fly fishers can benefit from this information
as well. A refresher course is always good in any sport!
We’ll look at the gear you’ll need, ways to tie flies, and the best
places to find an excellent fishing spot. You’ll learn about places to
buy your gear from and what to look for when you are buying that
This author is an equal opportunity person and no disrespect is
meant to women who like to fly fish when I use the term fisherman.
Because most of the time we say the word “fisherman”, don’t fret gals,
I’m talking about you too!