The Must-Have Fly Fishing Equipment
If you are looking to become a fly fishing angler, then you might want to take some time and read this post. Because in this post we will take a look at some must-have fly fishing equipment every beginner angler must-have.
1. Fly Rod When it comes to fly fishing, choosing a fly rod with the right weight class is crucial. As a beginner, you want to go in for a rod that is between 4-weight and 6-weight, depending on the type of fishing you want to do. Also, you want to make sure that the flight rod has a length between 8 to 9 feet.
2 Fly Reel A reel enables you to propagate or retrieve your line when fishing. When it comes to choosing a Fly reel, it will depend on the type of line you want to use, meaning if you are using a bigger line, then you want to go in for a bigger Fly reel, and vice versa.
3. Fly Line There are three main types of fishing lines: monofilament, braided, and fluorocarbon fishing lines.Each of these has a specific purpose.
For beginners, we recommend you purchase a braided fishing line. This is because it helps you with anaccurate long-distance cast. Also, they do not stretch making it easy to detect a fish's bite. However, you need to know that braided fishing lines easily get tangled.
4. Flys Fishing flies refer to a lure that is made to mimics fish foods. To choose the right fly, you want to make sure that you have sampled the water body you want to fish at and you have checked to see the types of insects flying around and or the living organisms in the water.
When it comes to flies, there are five types: dry flies, wet flies, poppers, saltwater flies, and streamers.
Dry flies are baits that float on the surface of the water, and they imitate insects like stoneflies, grasshoppers, and many more. Wet flies on the other hand are used for fishing below the surface of the water. These imitate organisms like a scud, worms, and many more.
Streamers are wet flies that imitate much larger organisms such as baitfishes.
Poppers are baits that are made to imitate an organism struggling on the surface of the water such as toads,mice, and many others.
Saltwater flies are using for fishing in the ocean or saltwater bodies, these flies tend to be much larger than the other types of flies.
While these are the main fishing gears you need, below are some other accessories you might find helpful.
Pliers/clippers: To help you cut your fishing lines.
Polarized Sunglasses: This help protect your eyes from UV, and they also help you see through the water.
Strike Indicators:These are attached to your fishing line and floats on the surface of the water. They help you detect if a fish has interacted with your bait, such that it sinks below the water when a fish tries to eat your bait.
by kevin field