101 Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners HTML version
Most of the rods on the market today are designed to allow you to feel when a fish bites.
The shaft of the rod is called a "blank" and when the rod is first manufactured the blank is
made from fiberglass, graphite, or other materials. Each of these blanks has an action that
is either: light, medium, medium/heavy, or heavy. The upper portion will also have an
action that is either: extra light, light, or regular.
Both ends of the blank are assembled and the final result is a fishing rod, complete with a
handle and guide. No matter what type of rod that you're using, the "action" of the rod will
refer to the "blank". The action of the rod will have a great deal to do with the type of
fishing that you're doing.
Tip #3: Holding your Rod Effectively
It’s important that you learn to hold your rod effectively under any fishing conditions. You
want to make sure that you maintain good control at all times without gripping too hard.
You can adjust the power of your hold when you’re in the middle of a cast. This will allow
you to minimize the vibrations of each movement. With just a bit of practice you’ll be able
to increase the tightness at the same as you learn to relax your grip.
Tip #4: What do to with a Running Fish
Be prepared if a fish runs toward you. Stand on your toes and at the same time raise your
rod up over your head as high as you can. Take the line and put it back over onto your
second and third fingers of the hand that is holding the rod. Quickly strip the line to pull up
on any slack.
If the fish starts to run away from you make sure that you keep the rod up high and slowly
let out the line, letting it slide from your fingers. Be ready to palm the reel of the rod when
the slack is entirely gone.
Tip #5: Best Bait Choices