Fly Fishing Equipment
Fly fishing is an ancient art, using an artificial fly to tempt fish as bait. It sounds simple, it is an art form in its own right!
Fly Fishing - Nicknamed Bug Wafting By Other Fishermen
Bug wafting - is that what you believe fly fishing is? Certainly the other camps ‘the worm danglers' also known as coarse fishermen and 'dead fish floggers' or sea fishermen consider it so! Fly fishing is an ancient method of catching fish and uses artificial flies to do so and is documented. Well, we say flies but we could actually use terrestrial or aquatic insects, baitfish or prey as well as umpteen different artificial fly fishing flies. We aim to replicate nature which is a massive undertaking in its own right. Through the year, season, week, day or hour, there will be different flies or bugs that the fish want to eat. Get the fly wrong and the fish will literally turn their nose up at it. Get it right and you're on the money! So we have to do what is known as ‘match the hatch'!
Modern Fly Fishing
Typically fly fishing was always known for catching trout or salmon. Today a lot of people fish for pike, bass, panfish, grayling and carp as well as marine species such as redfish, snook, tarpon, bonefish and striped bass. Each species has its own flies like pike flies, salmon flies, carp flies and trout flies. So what do you think? Fancy learning more? This article may be the most basic of its kind, but hey maybe it has wet your appetite a little? There are great fly fishing shops and clubs all over the country, why not give them a ring and meet up with some local anglers and learn a bit more? Don't be timid, everyone has to start somewhere! Wishing you hours of happiness and many tight lines!
Check out our shop where we have a vast range of fly fishing flies, fly rods, fly reels, fly lines, waders and all the fly fishing accessories you will need. We also have a large fly tying shop once your start tying your own flies.