Learn to Fly Fish

Learn to Fly Fish

If you have never fly fished before and would love to try, allow me the opportunity to show you how.

This can be the perfect scenario to learn the basics of fly casting and catch stripers at the same time. Some game fish, such as trout and bonefish, require an accurate cast with a soft and delicate presentation to be successful, but not stripers. One great thing about fly fishing for stripers, particularly if you are new to the sport, is it only requires a cast that can get the fly out in front of you, sometimes referred to as “chuck and duck”.

A textbook cast is not required, it doesn’t need to be pretty. Stripers are not a very wary fish, they don’t spook easily and splashes from a less than perfect cast actually seems to excite them. There are over a dozen types of casts, but I will teach you the simplest and most basic. We will start with proper stance and grip, then work on the back cast and forward cast. Fly casting is not magic. It can be described with basic high school physics. Fortunately, good casting does not require strength. Anyone can cast well, especially if proper technique is used. We will also discuss different types of flies, knots, retrieval speed, hook-up and landing of fish. Lots and lots of fish…

Fly fishing doesn’t develop character, it reveals it