When I first set about getting my first fly fishing equipment, I had little to no idea about the technique, which proved to be a bad idea as I wasn’t able to select the right products until I did my research on the matter. The greatest challenge of this technique is managing to convince the trout that the fly that you’re using resembles one from its natural diet. Using a set of perfected skills, fishermen have to perform several movements so that the bait looks appealing to the fish. As for the species that can be targeted with the help of this kind of fishing, I’ve had great results with catching both salmon and trout. Depending on the area you plan to organize your future expedition in, you have a high chance of using the same fly fishing skills for targeting species such as pike, chub, zander, carp, and even perch.
The most amazing thing about fly fishing is that you don’t need lots of gear in order to get started. While I had some knowledge about the pastime in general, as my father taught me the basics when I was in middle school, I found it a bit daunting to select the right kind of equipment. The first thing you ought to do is go to your local tackle shop and pick a fly rod and a fly reel. Other essential items you’ll need is some backing line and fly line. The line should be balanced and matched up to your rod, and this is a key factor to keep in mind, particularly since I had to ask the opinion of a consultant to make sure I wouldn’t choose wrongly. If, for instance, you have a rod rated for number 5, you ought to get the same fly line number.
Getting a good pair of sunglasses should be a top priority, which is something I failed to understand at the beginning of my fly fishing journey. The fact of the matter is that a fly is a very sharp object, and when casting it, all sorts of accidents may risk happening. It’s better to be safe than sorry, they say, and I couldn’t agree more. Although my budget wasn’t something to brag about at the time, I decided to pick a good polarized pair of sunglasses mostly because I had a high chance of going blind if I would have been squinting all the time because of the sunlight reflecting into the stream water. A cap is a good thing to wear, as well, because it will protect your head from the sharp fly.
Finally, I picked a box composed of about twelve flies and gradually, I added more until I reached twenty. While the shape and size of the bait vary a lot from one species to the next, you might see that sticking to the basics is a good idea, especially if you don’t have enough experience just yet.