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Basic Fly Fishing: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)


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In addition to weights and lengths, fly fishing line also comes in different tapers. Tapers define how the line is weighted, and can significantly effect your cast. There are three basic types of fly fishing line tapers:

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    Great questions, and selecting fly fishing line is a bit complicated on the surface, but we’re going to break it all down for you so it’s easy to understand. We’re also going to recommend the basic fly fishing line you’ll need to get started. Once you understand the terminology a bit, and how to choose the right fly line weight, the basics of fly fishing line won’t seem all that difficult.

    Now that we know the differences between traditional casting methods and the fly casting method that is the root of fly fishing, lets get into just what fly fishing is. Fly fishing revolves around presenting an artificial lure to a fish that is typically an imitation of any sort of insect. That is the basic concept of fly fishing. What you are trying to accomplish fishing in this manner is trying to imitate a fish’s natural food base with an imitation and getting them to take the fly. You are basically trying to outsmart, or trick, the fish.