Fly fishing is fun but can be dangerous at times. There are many types of flies. Some flies float and some sink. Wet flies are used for deeper water and dry flies are used on the top of the water. Wet flies are used for fish close to the middle of the water.
Now let’s talk about fly rods. There are all kinds of fly rods. Some are for the ocean, rivers and lakes. They are mostly flexible and they cost a lot of money. There are 2 types of line you can buy. They are: floating line and sinking line. Sinking line is used for fishing in deeper water and floating line is used for fishing near the top of the water. Fly fishing line have several colours. The most common colours are a light green or a light yellow.
Don’t forget about the reel. There are certain reels for the ocean, rivers and for the lakes. They can vary from small to large reels. There are different brands of reels you can buy from e-bay or at any fishing store.
If you’re just starting to fly fish you should buy a pair of chest waiters. They cost around $150 and you should get a good pair of water boots. These water boots have a type of fabric on the bottom of them so you won’t slip on rocks and logs that are in the water. The fabric on the boots will wear off sometime. Water boots also have metal clips on the bottom of the soul to help you grip onto logs in the water.
This is all you need to know how to fly fish. So wait till the fish are out and start catching them with your new learning, and most of all, have fun.
Written by Bradley from Mr. Mollinga’s class in Port McNeill