Fly fishing is a fishing method that is growing in popularity around the world and can be used for most types of fish, most popular in our region are trout and grayling.
When fly fishing, as opposed to fishing with a rod, it is the line that represents the weight and there are various line weights and different designs which have different characteristics. For example it differs how long you can throw and if the line will float or sink. Some ecamples of line types is the sinking class 9, which can be used for, example, pike. On the other side you have the floating class 5 that you can have when dry fishing for trout.
When dry fly fishing you use floating insect imitations such as ”Europe 12” or streaking caddis which imitates caddis. When fishing with dry flies in flowing water, you throw diagonally upstream and let the fly float with the current. The difficulty with this fishing method is to get the fly to float naturally without ”dragging” it across the surface. If you see a fish, then throw a bit above it so that it is floating in the fish’s visual field. On the other hand, if you fish by a lake, you can throw and take it is slowly. To keep the concentration up when fishing like this could be hard since it may be a while before the fish bites.
When nymph fishing you fish at or below the surface with imitations of mayfly nymphs or other aquatic insects. An example of the nymph is ”Haröra” which is a allround nymph and imitate all sorts of aquatic insects. With nymph as bait you can fish in different ways, and exchiting way to fish in flowing water is to throw diagonally upstream and let the fly go with the flow and use a indicator in case you get a fish on the hook. If you fish with nymph in a lake, you can throw it out and let the nymph sink a bit before taking the line in with small jerks.
Wet fly fishing is also conducted under the surface and you imitate, for example, a sinking insect. A classic is the Royal Coachman. Wet fly fishing is a pretty good fishing method for the beginner in flowing water, just throw out straight or diagonally upstream and let the fly drift into the stream with the line stretched, with a little luck, the fish hooks itself.
Streamer fishing is a favorite of many in the late summer since the streamer can imitate fish fry and can be a good choice for catching large trout during our dark nights in August. Try some different techniques when fishing with streamer. If you’re fishing i still water you could test to take in the line with small jerks, and later try to wind it in slowsly and evenly or you can try to pivot the rod tip sideways to get some different movements on the fly.
Fly fishing for pike is similar to streamer fishing and you can try some different methods to wind in the fly. The fly is, for example, larger tube flies that can imitate small fish such as roach or perch. Here, however, you can wind in the line in faster jerks because you’re imitating a bigger fish than you do when streamer fishing.
When you about to learn how to fish with a fly rod, it may be helpful to take help of someone who knows this fishing method and train at home on the lawn. Once you got a reasonably timing you can go out and try for real, on the water, preferably with a nymph in a river or stream, you do not need to throw far to get plenty of fish.
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