What is Fly Fishing?



Fly fishing is one of the many fishing methods to catch the fish using artificial fly for almost 400 years. To catch the fish anglers will be casting a fly rod that is sized by weight and is balanced with the reel and the fly line.

In fly fishing one casts weightless little fly as far as spin fishermen if not further. These weightless flies are hand tied and imitate different insects, baitfish or any other organisms that live either under the water or on the dry land. These flies are either floating or sinking and come in different sizes that. Fly fishing is done in both saltwater and freshwater.

Imagine casting 2 gram artificial fly with the spin rod. Not so easy, right?  When it comes to casting the 2 gram artificial fly with the fly rod it’s almost effortless. With fly rod you can cast this tiny fly up to 80 feet with no problem, where spin rod the fly will never leave the rod.

Fly fishing can be challenging as it changes from each habitat and you have to adjust to each and one of them to successfully catch the fish. So, how do you get to cast this fly so far out? It’s easy, the flies are casted with the rod and the fly line. Fly line is coated with plastic and is a bit heavier than regular fishing line and this helps to cast fly out to the target. The main difference between fly fishing and spin or bait fishing is that in fly fishing the weight of the line will carry the fly throuth the air, whereas in spin or bait fishing the weight of the lure or lead weight gives casting distance.

To get started in fly fishing follow the next section on how to select the fly rod and other gear.