Fly fishing can seem pretty intimidating when an angler first decides to pick it up and give it a go. Whereas regular rod and reel fishing can be a little more relaxed, fly fishing requires all the patience you’re used to utilizing plus a whole lot more technical prowess.
Here are some basic tips to help any beginning fly fishermen settle into the style and get the most out of their trips.
4Stringing Up Properly
Once you’ve got the reel attached, go ahead and pull some line out. Fold over the line and walk it up the rod as you guide the line through each, well, guide. You’ll notice a small little loop near the butt, but that’s not a guide. It’s merely a place to keep your hook when you’re not fishing.