What is fly fishing?
» What is a fly?
• A hand-tied imitation of the food source the fish eats in the water
• It looks and acts like an aquatic insect
» Present the fly to a spot where you think a feeding fish will be
» Understand fish behavior and habitat
Fly fishing vs conventional fishing
» You can fly fish for all fish species, in all types of water
» Fly fishing: weight of line pulls fly; conventional fishing: weight of lure pulls line
» Fly fishing focuses on the river anatomy, such as habitat, current, and obstructions, to determine fish location (food, protection, rest)
» Casting skill allows the angler to present the fly at a precise location e Lesson