To become good at fly fishing, you must arm yourself with the right tips and techniques from the pros. Here are a few tips you can use as a beginner to become acceptable to your fellow anglers:
1. Assembly Your Fly Fishing Equipment
The most important tip about your fly fishing equipment is to make sure your fly rods, especially if you use the graphite fly rods are put in one place so they won’t blow up. You can gently twist your fly rods and tighten them together to have the guides appear lined up whenever you look down the rod.
Learn The Important Terminologies
Know what each part of your fly rod is called. The bottom part of the fly rod is known as the butt. The round metals that are always sticking out are known as the guides. The bottom-most guides are known as the stripping guides. All other guides except the topmost one are known as snake guides. The topmost guide is known as the tip-top. Knowing the right terminologies goes a long way to enhance your fly fishing skills.
Learn All You Can About Your Reel
Know everything about your reel and the functions of its components. It is also helpful to learn how to quickly take it apart and change cassettes or spools. Make sure you know where the drag adjustment is and how it really works.
Make Sure Your Rod is Properly Strung Up
Once you attach your reel, pull some lines off. Fold your fly line over, put the butt of your fly rod on the ground with your reel handle facing up. Walk along the rod and make sure you run the folded line through each of the guides.
Additionally, make sure you learn to tie a few basic knots, dress appropriately and stay organized all through the fly fishing expedition.