Fly fishing is more of an art form rather than a simple activity. It is not easy to do and it requires plenty of practice. Angling a fly requires hour upon hours of fruitless trying, unlike fishing with a floater.
Even choosing the right fly takes a lot of practice and experience. Whereas common coarse fishing gives you the chance to use only one or two types of lures you can use several different types of flies. This means that you can express your own artistic vein with the fly you choose and use.
However you shouldn’t use the fly just by a whimsy, you need to plan which flies you are going to use based on the wildlife and the insects living in the area of the river you are fishing on. The fly you are going to use will also be determined by what kind of fish you want to catch. Some fish are bottom feeders, while others feed on the surface. Some fish eat only small prey, while others are happy to hunt for bigger prey.
My favorite fish that I like to catch with fly-fishing is salmon. They are one of the best game fish known to men, and they are very tasty. The only problem that I have with salmon is that bears like it as well. I prefer to fish when I don’t have to worry about bears attacking me. The best piece of advice you need to take is to not store any food next to yourself on the shore, and not leave any of the fish you have caught by your side.
The best flies for trout include some pretty huge flies, some that were designed for fishing on the sea. However the best fly for trout is going to be influenced by what kind of trout you want to catch. Sea trouts need different types of lures than river trouts. The flies for sea can be bigger and heavier than flies for freshwater as you will use a bigger and heavier rod to cast them.
The best flies for trout can be dry flies and nymphs as well. My favorite dry fly is the Black Fur Ant, a small yet sophisticated design that impersonates – you have guessed it – an ant. Unfortunately it is a tiny little fly that you can’t use if the water is too dirty, or the mud from the bottom of the river paints the water brown as the black color will not be visible for the fish. In these situations I like to use a golden head version of the fly. This is made simply by putting a golden head in front of the fly to make it a nymph. The fish can mistake it for an eye, or just can get annoyed with the whole fly and attack it just to hurt it. Anyway, the golden head version works just as well as the regular dry fly version.
How to choose the right fly for fishing?