6 Reasons to Start Fly Fishing Right Now, by Robert Moreland
6 Reasons to Start Fly Fishing Right Now
Have you ever wondered how you can improve your life? Of course you have! I mean, we all want to lead a happier, more enjoyable life. And as it turns out, fly fishing is one of those things that can help make your life just a little bit better.
Fly-fishing is an ancient way to build a communion with nature, to relax and enjoy the outdoors at the same time. It is not your conventional fishing. The experience of fly fishing is unique and can be described as experiencing nature in its rawest form. The act of tying your own flies and casting them into the water brings out a sense of beauty, achievement, and accomplishment that cannot be found anywhere else on earth.
Fly fishing is a beautiful pastime and an art form that has both a rich history and a promising future. This is a great sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. Learning to fly fish is a great hobby that you can spend the rest of your life perfecting - like an art. It's also a great hobby for people who are physically active, as you can hike to different locations or fish in your backyard.
The best way to improve your fly fishing skills is to actually go and do it. That's why we've put together six great reasons that will motivate you to get out of your home and start fly fishing right now. Some are more obvious than others, but there's something here for everyone:
1. Fly fishing is a great way to relax and get out in nature
Fly fishing is a great way to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There's nothing like sitting by a stream and watching the fish swim around. You don't have to worry about anything except catching fish, which means less stress in your life. If you fish from shore, you also don't have to worry about anything bad happening while you're out on the water because there aren't any waves or currents like there are with other water sports like surfing or boating.
Fly fishing is a great way to unwind on a weekend afternoon or during a vacation. You don't need much equipment, and you don't have to be an expert at it right away — just take your time and enjoy your surroundings while learning how to cast a fishing line and catch fish! It can be done anywhere there's water and fish, so it's easy to just get out on the water whenever you want.
Fly fishing is also a good way for families to get together, as well as for couples who want to spend some quality time together. Fly fishing can be done on any budget. If you are looking for something that will take your mind off of everyday life, then fly fishing may be the perfect activity for you.
2. Fly fishing teaches important skills like problem-solving and patience
Fly fishing teaches important skills like problem-solving and patience. These are skills that are useful in many aspects of life. For example, the ability to focus on a problem for long periods of time can be very useful in schoolwork or in any other activity where you have to solve problems. The ability to be patient can be very useful when you are waiting for something or when you have to wait for someone else.
You may think that a fly fisher's job is to reel in fish, but it's more about being patient and waiting for the right time to strike. When you're fly fishing, you'll be required to use all your senses. You'll hear the sound of a fly hitting the water. You'll smell the scent of wet moss or grass, and see the flash of bright green or brown as a fish takes your fly. Your eyes will be trained on every movement in the water, looking for any hint of a strike. The best way to learn these skills is through practice and repetition, which are what make fly fishing so challenging and rewarding.
Problem-solving is a fundamental part of fly fishing. The more you fish, the more problems you will encounter. Problems can come in many forms, such as: finding a good spot, finding fish, catching a fish that fights well but is not the one you wanted, catching a fish that is too big or small for your line length, finding the right time to start fishing at a given place and time, etc. There are many ways to solve these problems and even more ways to overcome them when they happen. I've had many great adventures on rivers where I was challenged by conditions, weather, water levels, or other factors beyond my control. In these cases, I've learned how to adapt and make the best of what's available. One of my favorite things about fly fishing is that it forces you to be creative in order to catch fish.
Not only for adults, fly fishing is also a great way to teach kids about patience and problem solving. It teaches them that they need to take their time, think about what they want to accomplish, and then do whatever it takes to make that happen.
3. You don’t need much gear to get started
Obviously, fly fishing requires some gear, but the basics can be started on the cheap. In fact, you can start fly fishing right now with just a few key items and be enjoying trout this afternoon!
You don't need expensive gear or equipment to get started fly fishing (although it helps). The only thing you really need is a fishing license ($15-$25), some waders (if needed), and some flies (around $5-$10 per fly pack). After that, all you have to do is buy yourself a rod and reel (starting at around $100), which will last for years if cared for properly.
About rods and reels. The rod is what holds your line and guides your hook through the water. Fly rods come in all shapes and sizes, depending on how much money you want to spend on one. The most common lengths are 8-foot (240 centimeters), 9-foot (270 centimeters), 10-foot (305 centimeters), and 11-foot (330 centimeters). These lengths work well for most people, as they can be used from shore or from small boats like kayaks or canoes. The fly reel is where your line goes so that it can be stored when not in use. A good rod(internal link) is sturdy and flexible enough to cast over long distances. A reel should be smooth and easy to use, with a drag system that helps prevent tangles and breakage of the line.
You'll also need some flies — artificial insects crafted from feathers and fur designed to catch fish's attention when they swim by them. You can buy these at most sporting goods stores or online, or make your own if you're crafty enough (though this takes time). There are many different types of flies that can be used for different purposes, including dry flies, nymphs, streamers, and wet flies. As such, fly fishing has an endless variety of styles and techniques depending on the type of fish you wish to catch and what conditions they prefer at that time of year (e.g., warm water versus cold water).
You also don't need a lot of space for fly fishing gear. You can get started without investing in expensive gear or taking up too much room in your home or vehicle when you're traveling for work or fun.
4. It's a great form of exercise
The fourth benefit of fly fishing that I would like to mention is the health benefit. You can't get any more exercise than fly fishing. And it's not just a great workout for your arms and back, it's also a great way to get some fresh air, meet new people, and explore the outdoors. Fly fishing is good exercise, especially if you do it for long periods of time without stopping. Your arms will get tired from casting all day long, but this is good for building muscle strength in your upper body and improving cardiovascular health, as well as flexibility in your joints and tendons. This will also help improve balance and coordination over time as well as increase bone density.
As you spend more time outdoors, you will have an increased chance of getting more vitamin D from sunlight exposure, which can help boost your immune system and reduce your risk of certain diseases such as cancer.
In addition, fly fishing also helps improve your balance and coordination because it requires you to pay attention while walking along the shoreline with your rod in one hand and reel in the other (or vice versa). This forces you to keep your balance while walking, which improves your coordination. Not only will you be getting exercise by walking around looking for new streams and practicing your casting skills, but fly fishing also requires quite a bit of physical exertion if you want to catch anything. Fly fishing is not just about sitting around waiting for something to happen — it takes work!
5. You will discover new community networks and friends
A passion for fly fishing is an excellent way to meet people who share your interests and passions. You'll also get to know a lot about the local environment, learn about the fish that inhabit it, and make new friends who are probably better than you at catching them. It's a sport that promotes camaraderie and friendship, and it's not uncommon for fly fishermen to become lifelong friends with those they meet on the water.
Fly fishing is an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone at any age, which makes it easy to make friends with people who share your passion for the water. If you want company, it's easy enough to find someone who wants to go fly fishing as well. It's a great way for friends who don't know each other very well to bond over something they both enjoy doing together without having to compete against one another like they would if they were playing golf or tennis together instead of going fishing together!
You can connect with other fly anglers through social media groups and local clubs:
Social media groups: There are many Facebook groups dedicated to fly fishing, including ones for specific areas like Colorado or Montana. You can join these groups and post photos of your catches or ask questions about different spots in the area.
Local clubs: There are clubs around the world where people come together to fish and share their knowledge about the sport with others who may be new to it. These clubs often hold competitions and offer classes for those who want to learn more about fly fishing techniques and strategies. Here, most anglers love to talk about their favorite pastime and are happy to help out beginners. If you're new to fly fishing, there are many clubs and organizations that can help you get started.
Here's a list of some clubs in the United States:
- American Sportfishing Association
- American Fly Fishing Trade Association
- Atlanta Fly Fishing Club
- Carolina Fly Fishing Club
- High Sierra Fly Casters
- Fly Fishing Team USA
Fly fishing is not just about catching fish anymore — it's about finding new friends and making connections with other anglers around the world!
6. Fly fishing is an opportunity to learn about ecology and biology
Fly fishing is an opportunity to learn about ecology and biology. While fly fishing, you will be able to observe many different aspects of nature. You might see birds flying overhead, butterflies fluttering around flowers, and bees busily collecting pollen from flowers. If you are lucky enough, you will even see an otter or a fox swimming across the stream or creek. The fish we catch have been feeding on insects, which means they are eating the larvae of other insects. When you are fishing, you can see the insect life around the water. This will help you determine what types of flies to use and what time of year it might be best to fish.
Some people like to observe their surroundings while they are fly fishing, but others just want to relax and enjoy the solitude of nature for a few hours each day. With fly fishing comes an increased awareness of nature around you: where the fish are likely hiding, what kind of insects they're feeding on at different times of day, which trees provide good shade from the sun (and thus good places for insects), etc.
The great thing about fly fishing is that it's easily accessible. And it doesn't take long before you start seeing interesting things in your stream: minnows darting through rocks, dragonflies hovering over shallow riffles, trout feeding on mayflies that have hatched from their eggs laid on streamside plants, turtles sunning themselves on rocks at the water's edge, deer swimming across deep pools, herons stalking crayfish under overhanging banks, kingfishers diving for small fish along shorelines, otters swimming.
If you're teaching your kids about aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, start them with a lesson on freshwater fly fishing. Show them that there are more than 800 different species of freshwater fish living in North America alone. If they have access to a microscope, show them the various stages of insect life cycles under the microscope and then explain how each stage relates to its adult form as a food source for fish like trout. This will help them understand why these insects are so important in maintaining healthy fish populations in our rivers and streams.
To sum it up, fly fishing is a great way to relax, connect with nature, and challenge yourself. Whether you're an experienced angler or a complete beginner, there are plenty of reasons to give it a try. After all, practice makes perfect! Hopefully, I've given you enough information to get started and answered some of your questions about fly fishing. It's safe to say that you'll find many differing opinions on this sport, but we think you'll love it and encourage you to discover the amazing world of fly fishing.