Casting Tips for Ambitious Fly Fishers

Parenting is tough at time, so it is important that you invest time in to taking time out of you busy life to relax and do something that you enjoy. You might have already seen my posts on 7 ways parents can relax, but recently i have been introduced to the world of fishing and i wanted to share with you my tips for beginners.

Knots to Do


Outdoor lovers with aspirations of getting yet another outdoor sport under their belt may very well decide to take up the popular sport of fly fishing. However, rather than jumping in the deep end by being unprepared for what is sometimes called “Lure fishing”, it would be wise to look for articles providing tips on some of the more rudimentary techniques in casting for beginners. Fishing blogs are certainly a good place to start for people trying to learn the basics of how to cast properly when out fly fishing. Apart from learning more about the most suitable lines to buy when taking part in this fun outdoor pursuit, discovering which kind of knot is the most appropriate for what we want to catch is definitely worth doing. Of course, novice anglers with mates who have been fly fishing for years could also bend their ears with questions related to the more successful techniques in landing our lure in the right place, and with the correct motion. Indeed, as most seasoned fly fishers will not need telling, being able to make our imitation fly look like it is real is one way to fool the fish we want to take our bait. However, although it is easy to find information on tried and tested techniques for impressive fly fishing casting, some people will find some casting methods much easier to command than others.



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Clever Casting

Novice fishermen aiming to improve on their poor casting ability when fly fishing should be able to do much better in future if they take the time to read articles about some of the different techniques in getting that fly out to the fish. There are a number of things that we should consider with regard to fly fishing casting whether we are a beginner or we have been fly fishing many times already including the ones detailed here:

1.     Deep swing with retrieve
2.     Dry and wet fly swings
3.     Choosing the right weight of rod for the job
4.     Casting to fast-moving fish
5.     The basic double haul

When thinking about the more appropriate fly lines for fly fishing easily found online, taking time to consider all the different options available today would be very wise indeed. Of course, the reputation of suppliers of these essentials for this type of angling is also something people new to fly fishing should consider. The good news for folk on the verge of fly fishing is that the selection of FCL Labo fishing rods have a very good reputation for providing fishermen with good catching results. Just like it pays to be cautious and patient when taking part in fly fishing, applying prudence to an online search on the brands of equipment for this sport is also worthwhile.

Hooking Up

Whether we need to find out about the best way to tie a pattern, the more suitable lure to use for the scenario we are in or we simply wish to learn more about fly fishing techniques in general, hooking up with more experienced fly fishers is a good idea. Apart from a wealth of knowledge in this enjoyable pastime, seasoned fly fishers can be great fun to chat with as they tell us some of their humorous casting tales. However, if we would prefer a quick fix to fly fishing concerns, looking on the internet for blogs written by highly experienced fly fishers should turn out to be a good move indeed. Of course, by learning more about the better techniques in casting for fish, we should be able to enjoy this great sport so much more.

Disclaimer ; this was a collaborative post 

Yorkshire Dad

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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