Fly fishing is a difficult activity to master and there is always something new to learn. Even if you have been fly fishing before, it is always helpful to take advice from experts. Since fly fishing relies heavily on problem solving, you must learn how to adjust your technique at a moment’s notice. These tips will help you make the most out of your next adventure with us:
1. Learn how to control your wrist
One of the biggest mistakes the beginner to intermediate fly fisherman makes is taking the line too far back on the back cast. This problem happens when the wrist becomes cocked too far to the back. This problem can be avoided by understanding and practice how your wrist controls the fishing pole. Try putting a thick rubber band around your wrist and then inserting the rod butt between your wrist and pole. This technique will help you avoid breaking your wrist too far on the back cast.
2. Learn how to strategize and plan
Once you understand how to cast, approach the river and spot fish, it’s time to master the process. Since fish are always moving quickly throughout the water, it may be difficult to come up with a plan. That’s why it’s so important to be able to think on your feet. Always be aware of what position will give you the best view of the fish and stay attentive for the entire fishing trip.
3. When in doubt, downsize
If you think you have identified what size of fly the fish are eating but are having no luck in reeling one in, now is the time to downsize. Fish like trout are afraid to bite big flies because they will sense danger if it’s not what they have regularly been eating.
If these tips seem overwhelming — don’t worry! Our expert fishing guide, Brandon Bertagnole, will help you understand the basics of fly fishing. For more information about bookings, visit, www.parkcityoutfitters.com.