Fly fishing is the fishing process which involves using a fly to catch a fish. This kind of fishing uses a different kind of rod from the rest of the normal fishing rods. The process of casting that is almost weightless requires that the person who is doing the casting to have a number of special techniques in doing the job. The specialization in this kind of fishing comes when the fisherman uses a hand tied fly which is particularly meant to attract fish and act as bait. The almost weightless fly is moved forward by the angler which moves the long rod forward and backwards. Fly fishing is believed to be one of the most challenging method of fishing and sport fishing. The benefit of fly fishing is that it allows fishing to be carried out on fresh water or waters that are salty. Fly fishing techniques mainly change from one habitat to the next. Lakes and ponds are some of the different habitats that are available for fly fishing. Fly fishing is mostly carried out in Colorado and its environs.
Fly fishing is considered to be the oldest method of recreational angling. This kind of fishing finds its roots in Macedonia. The development of the fly fishing tackle has recently been changed by the development in technology. The rods were earlier constructed using rods that were made from solid wood. As years passed, the split bamboo was used in the construction of the fishing rods. China is the country that was used in the production of the bamboo splits that were used in the construction of the fishing rods. Bamboo was observed to be a stronger material that would be used in rod construction when compared to the wood rod. Bamboo later became a very important material in the construction of the fishing rods, particularly in Colorado. Later, the carbon rods were discovered and used in place of the bamboo rods. The carbon rods were discovered after the second world war ended. Since then, the carbon rods have continued to be widely used over the rods that were made from bamboo.
In Colorado, the artificial flies are made to look like insects and bait fish which are familiar sources of food for the fish.Colorado particularly uses the artificial flies in place of insects and the sources of food for fish during the fishing process. Four types of flies are used in fly fishing in Colorado. To look like resting insects, dry flies are made to float on water so that they may attract fish. In order to carryout fishing below the surface of the water, wet flies are used. They are meant to imitate the drowned insects. The streamers, on the other hand, are made to look like the fish that are used as bait. The narrow flies are also made to serve the same purpose as the streamers type.