Have you recently developed an interest in fly
fishing? If so, then there are a few facts that you should know about this sport
before stocking up with sports equipment and fishing gear at your local
sporting goods store. Continue reading to learn about the basics of fly fishing.
Knowing Where to Fly Fish
One of the best things about fly fishing is that it can be done in lakes,
streams, and even in the ocean. In most cases, choosing a location to
fly fish depends on the type of fish you’re after. For this reason,
you should familiarize yourself with your local fishing spots and what
game fish live there.
Choosing a Fly Fishing Rod
In order to fly fish, you will need to use a rod designed for the sport.
Fly fishing rods differ from other rods, and there is also a great deal
of variation between types of fly fishing rods. The type of rod that you
should use will depend on where you would like to fish and what game you’re
hoping to catch.
Selecting a Reel and Line
Your fly reel will prove to be an important part of your fly fishing gear,
and the type that you need will, again, often depend on what fish you
want to catch. When it comes to the fishing line, this also depends on
the fish you’re after, as well as the type of fly you choose to use.
Getting a Leader and Tippet
In addition to a rod, reel, and line, you will need a fly fishing leader,
which is used to connect your fly to your line in a way that makes your
bait convincing for the fish. Also, tippets are pieces of specialized
line that connect to the leader and help the fly appear like the insect
it’s meant to imitate.
If you’re ready to give fly fishing a try, then call Efinger Sporting
Goods at (732) 356-0604. Our sporting goods store in Bound Brook has
a full-service fly fishing shop and carries a broad range of tying materials.