101 Flyfishing Tips for Beginners HTML version
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
Following is a list of some best bait choices as recommended by the
• Grubs: Grubs are small lures that are usually used to catch larger
fish. Grubs are great for use in highland reservoirs where there is
little cover for the fish. The grub is much like a bare jig head that
has a soft plastic body to attach to the hook. You’ll want to use
them most often in clear water conditions.
• Jigs are best used in water that is clear to murky and in water
temperatures that are below 60 degrees. The jig is considered to
be a “presentation” lure and the ideal way to use them is by
making them look as alive as you can. The jig is essentially lead-
weighted bait that has one hook. You’ll want to add a trailer to the
end of the hook for the best results.
• Plastic worms: If you want to catch that trophy fish you’ll
probably want to use a plastic worm. This is because the plastic
worm is one of the most effective lures for catching any type of