Country Traditions

September 13, 2010

Trout Fishing

Filed under: animals, fish — Tags: , , , — dmacc502 @ 12:15 am
Fly fisherman above Ojo Calenti Bend on the Fi...

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Fly-fishing is the most common among the fishing sports like bait fishing, spin fishing, trolling and ice fishing. Though fishing was the preferred sporting encounters for men in the early days, women have also come forward and demanded for flies to catch their preferred fish because of the emergence of sport tourism among couples and families.

For fly-fishing, a conventional angling method, artificial flies are tied using materials including feather and fur onto a hook to imitate naturally occurring food. Rods are generally light and the lines are fairly light, together providing the weight and the momentum for casting.

Learn how to fly-fish! Here are the basic steps that you need to learn.

  • The first step should be to identify the best location for fly-fishing. Then, lay your fly on the water using the stop-drop-drop method. The following is the most important step. Loop the fly line over the second and third finger of your rod hand and hold it loosely next to the cork handle when the fly hits the water, and take the hold of the line with your line hand in front of the reel. This helps you pull the line as and when required. In order to get sufficient length, ensure additional rolls.
  • Now you are ready to hit the fish. Point your rod tip at the fly and follow it down the water. When the fish hits, strengthen your fingers on the rod handle and raise the rod sharply to set the hook. Keep your rod tip high, letting the fish run as the line slides out over your fingers.
  • Palm the reel to bring the fish down and once you gain the control over it, reel in quickly. Keep doing this process of palm and reel until the fish is exhausted. If the fish moves in your direction, raise your rod over your head and bring the line back to the second and third fingers of your rod hand. Then separate the line as fast as possible and take up the slack. If the fish is moving away from you, keeping the rod high, allow the line to slide through your fingers and palm the reel after all the slack is over.
  • What do you do when the fly hits the water behind the fly-fisher during casting? There is a solution for this. Keep your thumb pointed straight to the sky as you cast and relax your shoulder, and you can get your arm fully back to the 1 o’clock position. The other problem you may encounter is when the line and the leader pile up on the water instead of flying out. The solution for this is to practice the stop-drop-drop method for laying the fly on the water. The stop-drop-drop method is used for stopping the rod hand at 11 o’clock position, letting the line begin to drop, and only then dropping the rod tip.

Trout Fishing

  1. Background:
    Trout fishing is a great adventure sport. It is a fresh-water sport. It is usually carried out on the river-shores and ice-capped mountain streams. Fast and high altitude streams at the river and lakes are ideal for trout fishing. It is a fun and challenging sport.
  2. Preparation:
    It is important to find the suitable places where freshwater trout fishing is possible. It varies with the geographical location you choose. The cold mountain streams are well suited for trout fishing for both-brown and rainbow trout fishes. Its is a fresh water sport, so it is generally possible to get a good catch during all seasons. Both the seasons are good to carry out fishing, but during winters the lake surface generally gets iced-up, and the trout fishes generally move deeper the surface. However, they only return to surface when the temperature rises up again. Also fishing at the mountainous regions is generally difficult, it due to rough weather conditions, and ice-packed spots. S
  3. o, it is better to prepare yourself in advance with appropriate clothing and equipments required according to area you are going to visit. Apart from general fishing equipments, specific equipments such as rods, line, hooks, reel, spoon are all required for trout fishing, and should be carried in the back-pack. It is better to check the equipments in advance. Rod should be pumped enough and reel should be oiled, not to have difficulty after travelling.
  4. Be careful with the kind of clothes you take. It should match the local weather conditions and the places you are going to visit for trout fishing. Generally, casual clothing package such as light shirts and shorts works well at the warmer spots. Additional slip-on and loafers are generally recommended for high altitude fishing. They are good water-soaking outfits and help protect toes as well. Lighting equipments such as torch are of help in a crisis situation.
  5. Practical tips:
    • It is primarily important to fish as near the rapids as possible.
    • Patience is the key. It is important not to make much noise during fishing. They can
    easily perceive any kind of disturbances over the surface.
    • Keep your reel properly oiled in advance.
    • All necessary fishing permits, depending on the geographical location you are going
    to visit should be sought, before you travel.
    • Destination should be chosen according to your budget, interest, and the season
    • High peaks should generally be avoided due to health reasons.
    • Always update yourself about weather conditions of the place you are going to visit.
    • Take all the necessary clothing and other necessary equipments according to the place
    you are going to visit
    • Sun creams, rubber shoes, other items of interest and use should be back-packed
    carefully in advance.

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    Comment by Aquariumfish — September 22, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

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