Tips for Fishing with Fly Rod
Fishing with fly rod is a little different than it is if you are bait fishermen. There are some tricks to the trade, that often involve the type of rod and reel you choose. Obviously, length and action are two important components of fly-fishing.
Depending on where you fish however, you also have to consider the reel you are using and whether or not it can be fed with interchangeable spools. The weight of the line is also important. Most fishermen start out with a 4-weight line BUT you have to also use a rod and reel that are mandated for 4-weight. If all of your equipment matches, you will have a much easier time managing the fish. Most manufacturers suggest that a 3-5 weight will work just fine on a 4-weight rod and reel.
Fishing with Fly Rod in Saltwater
Saltwater and fresh water are entirely two different entities. They require a different level and type of equipment. If you are fishing with a fly rod in saltwater make sure that you choose a reel specifically designed for saltwater. They will be able to hold long runs of powerful fish and most of them will not corrode due to the elements. Stainless steel, brass, and aluminum are the normal choices for fishing with a fly rod in saltwater.