3 Fly Fishing Bass Techniques

Fly Fishing Tips

Before you go fly fishing you must have fly-line to match your fly rod because regular line will not work correctly. When casting with regular equipment the lure is heavier than the line and this means that you are actually casting with the lure. It will guide the line in the direction that you cast and to its destination. The heavier the lure the further the line will travel.

When fly fishing the fly-line is coated with plastic making it heavier than the flies attached to the end of the line. This means that the line is actually controlling where the fly lands because the fly itself is too light to cast. If you don’t use the correct line the fly will not travel to the desired location and you will not have very much luck fly fishing for bass.

The artificial flies that are used are made from both natural and synthetic materials such as feathers, hair and fur. These are tied onto a hook and made to resemble the baitfish and insects that fish are attracted to. They come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. It’s always a good idea to have a well-stocked tackle box to take with you on each fishing trip. The more prepared you are the better results you can expect.

You should include a variety of flies ranging in all styles and sizes along with a pair of pliers in your tackle box. It’s always a good idea to have a good knife and whetstone with you as well. These always come in handy for a number of different things. It’s also a good idea to carry extra line with you, just in case.

Fly fishing requires patience. Anytime you are learning something new it’s a trial and error phrase. With fly fishing it may take a little longer to get the hang of it but the end results will be well worth the effort you put into it. So practice, practice and practice some more and soon, you will be an excellent bass fly fisherman.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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