If you have just discovered fly fishing, you have a long road ahead of you. I don’t mean to sound discouraging. On the contrary, this road is going to be filled lots of learning and a tremendous amount of fun. There are many ways that you can learn fly fishing techniques and start catching some great looking fish.
One of the best and easiest ways to learn how to fish is to ask an experienced individual for advice. Maybe you have a friend or family member who has been fly fishing for a long time, or maybe you know an actual instructor. Either way, these people are usually the most knowledgeable people to learn from.
Another fantastic and free way to learn some fly fishing techniques is to look for online resources. The internet is a wealth of free information, and it’s best to dig through some free video sites to find information. Many professionals have even created videos to market their new baits and lures, and these tutorials often contain valuable tips and even secrets that they have used for a long time.
When you learn from different people, you will pick up fly fishing techniques from each of them. One of the things you should try not to do is pick up bad habits. Take the best points from each teacher and apply them to your own methods.
One of the first things you’ll learn is casting. It’s extremely important to practice this technique, because it is the base for your whole fishing experience. You can practice in your back yard if you have time. All you have to do is attach a small weight to the end of your line and set up a target thirty to forty feet away. Try to hit the target as many times in a row as you can. Paper plates mounted between some bricks work great as targets.
When you first begin to learn fly fishing, you’ll want to practice casting with different baits. Artificial flies, plastic worms, grubs, night crawlers, and salmon eggs are all good baits to catch trout with. Each bait will require you to use a different fly fishing technique.
You should also pick up the necessary tools and equipment. A good fishing vest is essential to hold all of your flies. It’s also a great place to attach your fishing license so it is in plain view. Waders, fly boxes, worm cans, insect repellent, artificial flies, gloves, and polarized sunglasses are also good things to have on hand when going on a fishing trip.
You might also want to purchase a fishing book or two. There are several websites that do book reviews and it helps to see if others liked the book before you buy it. Electronic books (ebooks) are also a good option. They’re usually much more inexpensive and you can download them instantly.