These are all the links that have helped me out when it comes to Fly Fishing. I have really tried to keep the beginner in mind and so in constructing this pearl the core starts at the beginning and branches out to more advaced topics, methods, theories ext. Sep 5
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Types of Fly Casts All fly casting revolves around the basic backward and forward casting strokes and the control of loop size, direction and speed. Your eyes, legs, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands should all combine to energize and control the rod to cast the fly line, its leader and the fly to the target area. Standard Casting In a standard cast the fly line and rod are lifted with a smooth motion in an up-and-back direction. This backcast motion is stopped when the rod reaches slightly past vertical.
Advanced Fly Casting Techniques - the Double Haul Advance Casting: Double Haul Jim: This cast will give you more distance and better control of your line. Its become Kelly's natural casting style even for a shorter cast. This is a beautiful stroke. Notice how Kelly is using her left hand which will call the line hand as she makes the cast, both on the forward and the back cast.
One of the most basic of the slack line casts is the Pile, Puddle, or Parachute Cast—three different names for essentially the same cast. To execute the Pile Cast, make a low back cast and a high forward cast. Immediately after the stop, rapidly lower the rod tip to water level. The line should land in a large heap in front of you.
Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at email@example.com . Question: I have a problem casting big, heavy flies.
Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Question: I was on the river the other day, and this guy downstream from me was catching a lot of fish (way more than me). I noticed that whenever he set the hook, he pulled his rod to the side, rather than going straight up with his rod tip, the way I was taught to. What was he doing? Matt I., Bethel, CT
There are thousands of freshwater and saltwater species of fish. Some are targeted by fly fisherman, or should I say fly fisher person. Other species of fish, are just the by product and accidentally caught. More exotic fish are being targeted by fly fishing and new techniques are developed to catch different species every day. Some of these fish, depending on country and region, may have several different names, especially in the salmon family.
Trout fishing is a sport for everyone. You don't need a boat and motor, a depth locator, a pH meter, a guide, or any expensive tackle. All you need is a spinning or spin-casting outfit in working order, a box of hooks, some night crawlers and a pair of hip boots. (The hip boots are optional if you don't mind getting your feet wet.) If you are 16 or older you will need a fishing license and trout stamp.
Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at email@example.com . Question: I’ll be fishing some western spring creeks for the first time. I live in Maine, and I’ve never fished for really wary trout before.
By Doug Macnair Behold! Here come the panfish 'n perch! Into this vast conglomeration of little fish, I include the yellow perch, the crappie and all the sunfish - the bluegill, redbreast, redear, pumpkinseed, green, shellcrackers, longear - and Texas' own Rio Grande perch, first cousin to the Peacock Bass. Ordinarily, this assortment of our finny friends does not qualify as gamefish.
by Toney J. Sisk If you are going to catch a bass, act like a bass. This doesn't mean you have to eat frogs and harass cute little baby ducks.
"Casting a floating fly and watching the take, whether it's a busting strike or a simple gentle sip, still gives me goosebumps." For my smallmouth fishing, I switch between an EZ Popper (shown here) and a Floating Minnow, depending on how the fish react to the flies. An EZ Popper creates a lot of disturbance; the Floating Minnow is more subtle. Surface Presentations
Fly-Fishing For Bass Part 2 - FLY TACKLE by Jim Mengle Most people associate fly-fishing with trout. As we are aware, in our area many anglers fly-fish for a variety of species of fish in our local lagoons and saltwater. If you currently have a saltwater fly rod, (7 to 9 wt.) you are already well on the way to having an adequate outfit for bass. In fly-fishing, it is critical that you have a balanced outfit, that is fly line, rod and reel match.
Fly Fishing 101 - For Beginners W elcome. This section is primarily for those of you getting into fly fishing for the first time.
Here are 42 tips on fly selection, approach, presentation, and landing fish that can make the difference between a good day and a great one. A collection of MidCurrent's obvious and not-so-obvious advice. Choosing Flies Scott Cramer photo
A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by a good friend of mine to speak to a fly-fishing group he started here in Murfreesboro. The topic was "Fly fishing warm-water streams in Middle Tennessee." While I'm certainly no expert, I've spent my share of time getting wet in the creeks and rivers near my home ... often trying to fool fish with the long rod. The following, rather long post is the basic text of what I presented last night. Hope you enjoy.