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Know How To Handle A Rod And Where The Fish Are

Nov 1, 2007
Beginners for fly fishing usually have a different "control" over their rods. This is what happens and is expected from novice fly fishers as fly fishing rods aren't easy to handle right away. If there is anything that a newbie should avoid during the first few times of fishing, it is the wrong way of handling a fishing rod.

It is not entirely an incorrect way how to handle a fishing rod. It is just not exactly how it should be since the needed muscles and force aren't exerted this way. When you handle a fishing rod using your thumb on top of the rod handle; this position doesn't allow you to take advantage of the force and strength that your hand is capable of because your wrist is in tension.

The proper way of how to handle a fishing rod is when you don't feel any tension in your wrist between the rod and your arm. Make sure that the body of the rod handle should be well placed in between your thumb and palm. The base of the handle should just be a little well outside the palm; while your thumb should be situated on top of the rod which is directly opposite the fly reel. The index finger, at this point, should be positioned ahead of your thumb always. Just try to imagine that you are accepting a piece of paper from somebody who is directly handing it over to you. The most important indication for you to look out for which tells whether your rod-handling grip is the correct one is when you don't feel any sort of tension - at all.

Still think that you are not handling the fly rod the proper way? Think of it this way; your arm is an extension of the fly rod - seriously. When you start to feel for the rod and what it actually can deliver in effect to the water and the fish, you start to feel a sense of accomplishment. Also, keep your arms up high, overhead. This gives you better control in terms of pulling and tugging motion necessary when you have a catch.

Catching a fish for someone who has just started fly fishing is a great accomplishment. There are many tips and basic information that a fly fisher has to learn first; especially if he considers himself a novice in this field. While learning, fly fishers need to enjoy each step that they take in making it possible for them to fish for the right kind of species in the right areas as well. It would be completely useless if all the energy and effort is exerted but to no avail in the end.

One of the most basic technique one has to apply when fly fishing in a new fishing area is to check with the other fly fishers who have already memorized the place and the exact location of the fish. The behavior of the species to certain kinds of weather conditions, lure types and the like are also important information you can obtain not from any other reading material; but straight from the genuine anglers themselves. Being plain friendly to people surrounding the same fishing area that you are in is going to get you just the right information that you need.

Now, being in the actual location for fishing is the real challenge. Whatever you have learned from the collective answers obtained from expert fly fishers and the books or sources that you have read pertaining to fly fishing; you can certainly apply it all from the moment you cast your fishing line in to the water.

The next question that you need to ask yourself and answer as well is whether you are on the right spot where your target species live. This isn't a very easy question to answer since you cant just easily dive in the water just to find out if, indeed, there are trouts, for example; underwater. You'll definitely scare the fish away if you do this, so, by all means, don't. Instead, try to check the water first from a distance and make sure that you are not too visible from the fish' point of view. Try to see if there are any significant objects and insects that can possibly attract a fish. Knowing where the fish lives as well is an extra help.
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