Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:14 AM
I'm not too sure about this - any tips???
Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:29 AM
To me fly fishing is way too much work . The guys I have fished with that fly fished caught dinks mostly compared to the fish everyone else was reeling in.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:26 PM
Depending on what you're going for, the reel can be as cheesy as you can imagine and still suffice. I tend to fish smaller stream trout and the occasional small pond bass. As such, my reel has always been little more than a line holder. Until the past few years, my reel didn't even have an actual drag system. (Just one of those cheap "clicker" deals.) That reel was like a tuna can with a spool in it and it worked just fine! It never once hindered what I did. (Remember, the reel isn't even used in the casting process and if you're not fighting any larger fish it really doesn't come into play there either. Pan fish can pretty much be played and landed by hand.) My only reason for the upgrade was actually because the new/better reel was given to me.
Get yourself a decent knot book from the fly fishing section along with a "nail knot tool". (Cabela's, Bass Pro, Sportsman's Warehouse, Mom & Pop shop... wherever. Pick up a leader straightener too while there. LOL) There are a lot of connections between the fly line, leader, tippet and fly. Learning how to best tie them all is important.
It's really quite enjoyable. I don't get into the whole thought process of it being a more "refined" way to fish. I just like that it adds more of a challenge. It's extremely satisfying to catch a fish on a fly. Have fun!
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
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