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Little Introduction Into The World Of Fly Fishing

At least since the film “A River Runs Through It” may have gotten around that fly fishing has nothing to do with “catching flies”. Instead the fly is the bait consisting of feathers and hair, that meant to entice a fish to bite.

Fly fishing is a form of angling. But there are differences that are already visible in the tackle: the traditional fishing tackle has at the end of the line an assembly with weight, which can be ejected by a single cast action. In the case of fly fishing equipment there is artificial fly at the end that weighs about a gram rare. The fly does not have enough weight to can be thrown without an “auxiliary weight”.  This utility weight can be for example a water bullet or a sbiroline. Or a weighted line that oscillate in the air by a rodmovement, tossed by extending piece by piece. If the weight of the line casts the weightless bait, it is called flyfishing.

There are many reasons to start with flyfishing. For some it is the aesthetic nature of the fly cast , others are fascinated by the artificial flies, some in art objects ranging. Still others develop a fondness for the tackle, starting with the split cane bamboo rods, which were lovingly made by hand and still be on the way to the old silk lines and fly reels. But the view that fly fishing is the fairest and most elegant way of fishing methods is shared in common. This includes the careful use of the creature fish and the associated recognition that a modest outtake is important for a healthy fish stock. And no other fishing method provides for a release of fish such good conditions as fly fishing. I myself can well remember my early youth, when I fished with worm and maggot. Many of the fish caught had to take with me because she had swallowed the worm, including hooks. This happends with artificial lures, such as flies, rarely. The fish must be hooked at the bite immediately because otherwise he would notice the “fraud” and spit out the bait. The fly hooked the fish almost invariably in the front mouth, injuring him only a very little. I think that fly fishing is that fishing method, which applies the greatest appreciation for the creature’s fish.

To really master the fly fishing, some time passes.  The beginning fly fishermen will soon have to see this!  He will lose many flies in the branches of trees. He will bring the flyline not on the water as he wants to. He will have knots in the leader. He feels sore at the end of the fishing day. And he will find that the angler friend with worm and maggot may have had more success than him. He quickly diagnosed that there is a lot of water running down the stream before it is a good and successful fly fisherman.At this point, many end their brief excursion into the fly fishing. They recognize that success in fly fishing is associated with more effort than they are prepared to give. Others develop the necessary ambition and stamina and take the fly fishing as a challenge. They will practice the fly cast extensivly and will find pleasure in develope this type of fishing. And in this case the success comes (almost) by itself.

Charles Ritz, described in his book “experiences fly fishing” the successful start of a fly fishing existence as follows: “Jacques Chaume began at the Risle and devoted the entire first season, only the fly casting training. Until the following year he began to fish. He has become a first class flycaster and cast in impeccable style. Beginners follow his example! It is the safest way to mastery of the tackle and worth the sacrifice of time and effort of the will in full measure.”

A River Runs Through It
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