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Fly fishing is an exciting way of catching fish using artificial baits to practice as a hobby or use when refining your fishing skills. If you want to learn how to fly fish, then there are a few basics that you must understand. However, keep in mind that the techniques are a little bit complex compared to other fishing methods, but once you master it, nothing will stop you from luring bait and immersing yourself in nature during your free time. Here are four easy steps that will help you master the art of fly fishing.
Learn How to Cast
Unlike conventional fishing, fly fishing requires that you cast using the weight of your line. This way, you end up casting a light fly. Visit an online fish casting school or local fishing shop and identify fishing setups made by different manufacturers. Some online platforms and videos will teach you how to cast. Since you are still practicing, you won't need bait. Find a park or open area where you can practice casting until you can correctly use the leader end to hit something that's 10 feet away.
Find the Right Gear
A fishing kit consists of the fly line, reel, flies, and a rod. Find an established online vendor who sells a comprehensive Fly Fishing Kit in the market. The right fishing gear is built for the professional fly fisher, but it's easy to learn for beginners. Online resources also provide video tutorials that will help you get started. Rods and fly lines come in different weights; therefore, you will want to verify the right size that suits you. Once you have the kit, attach the tapered leader onto the fly line. The leader's tip is referred to as the tippet and it's where you get to attach the fly. Every time you break the line or change flies, you will have to replace it; therefore, it would be wise to have several tippets that you use for replacement.
Get A Guide
Considering that you are new to the game, you can hire a guide, especially since you have zero experience. A guide will help you find the right fishing spot, they will teach you how to troubleshoot fishing gear, and you get to learn a lot from them. Also, they will teach you how to cast and tie the knot. A guide will cost you between $100 and $600 depending on the duration of fishing.
The guide will inform you of the right places to go fishing. However, if you are alone, you should consider visiting a fish pond for a start. Massive water bodies come with challenges, especially for beginners. A fish pond allows you to catch smaller fish, unlike lakes and rivers that have huge fish that will overwhelm you.
Fly fishing is a work of art that takes time. You have to get through different phases before you become a pro. You begin by learning how to tie knots and cast the rod; then, you progress and learn ways to lure fish to the bait. There are chances that you might fail the first time, but remember that it takes time to perfect the art.
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV