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Some Tip On Warm And Saltwater Fly Fishing

Oct 9, 2007
It is a different game and rules when you go warm water fly fishing as the species will attack and respond to reactions differently than the fish typically caught on flies in colder water. The techniques that use for fly fishing trout or salmon are similar, as trout or salmon are generally very violent feeders. Regardless of what type of tackles you have, whether new or old, fly fishing in warm water is definitely a different experience that you have come across.

When going for warm water fly fishing, the best technique for catching bass, is to keep the tip of your rod pointed at the fly at all times. A straight pull is the best technique to set the hook on bass mouths, even though raising the rod tips works with traditional casting equipment, with flies this will only succeed in giving the fish a grip with it mouth, enabling it to merely let go and swim away at any time. The type of files use is also very important, deer hair tied flies, a muddler or a wooly bugger minnow are the best to use and increase the rate of success in fishing.

Fun and Excitement during Warm Water Fly Fishing

While many argue that bass of any variety can provide a good meal, pan fish such as blue gill and black crappies not only taste good, there are excellent sport fish and are highly regarded by bait fishers and artificial-lure anglers alike. They are very easily caught during prespawning periods when the fishes are congregated in large schools. Crappies prefer a diet of minnows and using streamers can easily catch them. They will also strike subsurface flies, tiny crankbaits, small spinners and jigs. Crappies like to suspend in midwinter, so you may have to experiment to find the correct depth. Fly Fishing from the shore can be done if there is sufficient room for casting but considering the deeper waters you will be fishing for crappies wading will probably be out of the question. Casting from a boat is also maybe your best choice.

Saltwater Fly Fishing

Saltwater fly fishing has become one of the growing sports. Whether you're looking to fish on local shores or to enjoy some fly fishing in a more exotic location such as the beaches of Caribbean or Mexico, saltwater fly fishing can be just as fun and rewarding. The problem is you may have limited amount of money to spend setting up the sport. The following is intended as a guide to tackling up on a limited budget and preparations to make for your saltwater fly fishing trip possible.

Get a New Rod

In general, the rod use for saltwater fly fishing is heavy than in freshwater fishing. Start looking with 9-weight rods, or a 15-weight rod and line for deep water to catch something big. Generally, the rods specifically designed for saltwater come with a higher price. We can saved money by looking at rods designed for Trout reservoir fishing, this type of rod also have saltwater proof fittings. Try to purchase from a fishing store, so that you can have a direct feeling of the rod before you buy.

Buy an Appropriate Reel

The Salt water has corrosive properties, so if you don't want your reel to rust then look for reel with a level of saltwater resistance, all parts composed of materials such as titanium, stainless steel, or anodized aluminum. This is mostly important if you're intending to go saltwater fly fishing in warm waters, where the corrosion will happen even faster. If you prefer a large arbour reel then there a several manufacturers who produce suitable reels. Okuma is a name well recommend on U.S. websites about these reels.


This is probably one area where it really pays to buy the best you can. Personally, I do most of my saltwater fly fishing with a 15 ft Sink tip line, so I would recommend buying a fairly decent line and then saving money by purchasing a cheaper intermediate and / or sinking line. Certainly line selection will be reflected by the areas you will be fishing, so seeking advice from others who saltwater fly fishing in the area or posting a query on an online forum will help you select the right line for you.


One source for the cheapest flies is those you tie yourself. However this can be very time consuming and the initial outlay on tying vice, materials and tools can be expensive. There are many fishing stores selling saltwater flies. I would recommend purchasing from Ocean Flies. You can let them know which areas and what type of species you're attempting to catch and they will be able to recommend you on which flies are most suitable.


If you ask the saltwater fishers what leader they use and you probably will get all different answers, but none will be wrong. But one area where there seems to be common agreement is the use of Fluorocarbon, rather than Nylon monofilament line, especially during daylight. It's not cheap, but it can make the difference between catching fish.

Rent a Boat

You need to rent a boat for saltwater fly fishing, unless you already have one. The boat don't have to be very fancy, a simple rowboat will do if that's all you have. You should look for something that is inexpensive but very useful and safe; a 15-foot sailboat with some sort of protection again bad weather will look great. So, with the purchase of above items and a corrosion-resistant reel, and the rental of a good boat, you will have some of the basics for your saltwater fly fishing trip that may possible.
About the Author
Cindy Heller is a professional writer. Visit Fly Fishing Women to learn more about warm water fly fishing and south florida fly fishing.
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