The 4 lessons of Flyfishing
1. Lift rod tip to decrease the tension.
2. Bring rod to 1 o'clock.
3. Bring rod forward to about 8 or 9 o' clock.
4. Gradually bring tip down as it goes into the water.
False casting is for 2 reasons; The first reason is if you choose to fish the dry fly style, you can false cast to dry your fly in the air. The second reason is to strip line out in case you spot a feeding fish laying across the creek or in a far laying area.
Most fly fishermen plan their day the night before and get up early in the morning. They head out to the creek, stream, or river that they have chosen to fish for the day. When they arrive they have to take about 15 -25 minutes to set everything up and get ready for the great day of fishing ahead! They have to set up their rods and reels, flies, and any assortment of tackle. They also have to evaluate the enviroment to see which casting technique they should use for the day.
While fishing if your line curls up at the end it is called "buggy whipping".
When trying to catch fish, their are many different fly tying patterns that refer to different flies or bugs. The types of streams will determine the types of bugs living there. This needs to be evaluated by the fisherman so that he will know what types of flies or bugs to tie on his rod and reel. This is one of those things that are easier said than done. When checking for bugs, inspect clumps of weeds for aquatic nymphs, flies, or mosquitos. Also, looking through binoculars to spot insects on the top of the water is another good method!
A big thanks to our principal, Mr. Pinson!! Most of the information on this page was given to us by him. Thanks again!!