Fishing is meant to be fun. Fly fishing is not only activity you engage in for fun, but it can also be an opportunity to rest. It also helps the fisher person, to get more connected with their natural surrounding. To allow the above to happen, we will highlight the tips that will be essential in getting you started on the right foot.
Begin by identifying a specific kind of fly fishing
There is quite a bit of difference between the kind of skills you will need to acquire for fly fishing for saltwater species, line bonefish, and the kind of skills you will need for brook trout fishing. Be sure to choose one type of fly fishing. As time goes by, your interests may take different directions, but for now, settle on one type. If you have been into fishing before, you should know that the technique and gear that is needed for different fly fishing is unique to each.
Adopt a methodical approach to learning fly casting
If you don’t wish to spring a lessons or more, then you should begin consulting books, the internet, videos all of which should be teaching on how to fly cast. The majority of fly fishermen have learned without attending a single class. You are therefore encouraged to start at an open grassy area to properly know what you are doing before you venture near water.
Once you have learned and mastered the basics of casting, it is important that you learn how to roll cast. This is if you ever fish in a place, you will be able to put this cast into use.
Learn all you can manage the species you will fish
It is a requirement of fly fishing, or it is greatly enhanced by a thorough knowledge of the species you are fishing for, plus the food that they feed on. This is very important as you learn on what type of flies they feed on. This learning will be a process as long as you fly fish. As much as I know fly fishing is a process but not an arriving point.
It is always a great idea to obtain books, participate in online regional fly fishing forums so that you obtain information which will be very useful in the field.
Keep a journal
One is supposed to keep journals, and this is because by keeping journals with dates, flies used, location and fish caught, an individual starts to observe patterns that they could find hard to observe without such methodological approach. It is always good to take a step back and observe to better plan your next course of action.
Develop a relationship with fly shops
Courtesy dictates that in the case that you have visited a fly shop and they have given you advice, you should make some purchase based on the advice. They must not be major purchases, but maybe a few flies based on their advice and some leaders.
You will discover that over time if you constantly do this they will offer you more useful information and better guidance.
Hopefully, this tips will enable you to enjoy this sport.