Fly fishing is a technique of fishing which is different from traditional fishing and is done with an artificial fly. In traditional fishing worms are used as baits but in fly fishing the fly fishermen use light weight materials like feathers, foam, etc to lure the fishes. For fly fishing the fly fishermen should have a fly rod, a weighted line and a reel. There are two forms of fly fishing viz dry fly fishing and nymph fishing. In dry fly fishing, an artificial fly is used which is cast by the fly fisherman to make it float. The fish will try to get hold of this fly and in the process gets caught. In nymph fishing, the nymphs i.e. the aquatic insects which float around the surface of the water are used as baits for catching fishes. The dry fly fishing is the most common form of the two. Whatever be the form of fishing, it is essential to know the right techniques for fly fishing. The right season, kept in mind while fishing. Trout, salmon, pike, carp, grayling are some of the various fishes the right place and the right target for different fishes are some of the factors which should be which are caught using the fly fishing method. Some of the fly fishing tips is discussed below:
• Follow the foam
The foam line is the most important part of fly fishing. It gives an idea about the flow line. If the foam moves along with the flow of the water then it is guaranteed that food is also moving along. It is best to fish along the edges and the foam area of the mountainous watery regions.
The drag issues can also be known from the foam line. The floating speed of the fly as compared to the foam gives an indication of the drag issues. If the fly is moving either faster or even slower than the foam, then a drag issue is sure to occur.
• Check on the fly
While fishing it is necessary to check on the fly from time to time. Often the hackles and the wings get disoriented. It is good to dry the fly after each catch or miss.
• Work on the cast
Since most of the fishing is done within a range of 20 to 30 feet, it is better to make shorter casts. Longer casts cause a problem in lining fishes. Drag problems also happen to increase due to longer casts. This is because the longer the cast, the more the chances of crossing current seams.
• Mind the drift
The drift is another thing which should be kept in mind along with the cast. Just like longer casts, longer drifts are also avoidable. When the cast is longer, the drift also gets longer and a line management problem arises. It is best to keep the drift within 6 to 8 feet range.
• Casting position
One of the most important fly fishing tips is about the position of the cast. The positioning of the cast depends on the current of the stream. The stream in which the current is same throughout, it is best to use an across and down drift. Where the current is not same, the cast should be positioned from below and just off to the side where a rise can be expected.