Wish that you could catch every fish found in the river? Then maybe you’re not cut out for fly-fishing. But if you don’t mind staying a day or two in the river just so you could have some time away from the bustle of the city, you could be the perfect candidate for fly-fishing.
Want to know how you can become great at fly-fishing? Below are some tips from competitive fly-fisherwoman Camille Egdorf.
It’s all in the wrist.
Your wrist plays an important role in having a good cast. This should be straight, devoid of a bend or break, but relaxed enough that casting feels like you are painting with a brush. You should know how to let the rod work for you as it is made it carry and match the weight of your line. Your cast will feel fluid and smooth once you get the hang of it.
Accuracy matters more, not distance.
A few feet off with your cast can make the fish feel spooked, letting you lose the opportunity to hook it. Your fly should be within a foot to that of your target. You should concentrate on practicing your accuracy.
The right fly will catch you some fish.
Familiarize yourself with the bugs that live in the river and use the right flies depending on the hatch you are fishing. If you are not sure about this, you can never go wrong with the San Juan worm; fish will always find worms yummy.
Fight the right way.
A constant tension is necessary if you want to catch a fish. The rod should be kept high and be sure that the line is pulled tight. Point your rod to the opposite direction of the fish.
Keep track of your catches.
A journal is an easy way to help you predict the success of your future trips.