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A Few Useful Saltwater Fly Fishing Tips

21/05/2012 19:05

 

I've always thought of fly fishing as an art. This type of fishing takes finesse, and for many inexperienced anglers, it's rather discouraging. I thought this type of fishing was really complicated, frustrating and also expensive. Until, of course, I got a fly fishing rod and proceeded on my first fly fishing expedition. 
 
Of course, river fly fishing got boring after a while. I came to know each and every rock on the creeks and rivers in the zone I live. So, I figured to try saltwater fly fishing. So, here's I'm going to share a few tips regarding this type of angling. 
 
First of all, fly fishing in a river seems pretty much possible. You can always guesstimate where the fish are just by looking at the water. But out on sea, it's a different story. However, if you want to practice this kind of angling, you can begin with a zone where many anglers practice saltwater fly fishing and ask them where and how. 
 
But in general, since you're going to fish in the shallow waters, the idea is to adventure on the water when the tide is low, and when you can actually see what's going on. If the water is murky or is too deep for you to make your estimation with your eyes, a fish finder is a great tool to use. And you don't even need a performant one to track fish. However, a fishfinder with chartplotting, GPS and Side Imaging, and a mapping package, like the Hummingbird Fish Finder 798ci HD SI Combo with the charts of the zones you're fishing in, would be sweet. More info about this fish finder, here: http://hummingbirdfishfinderreviews.com/category/700-series/
 
Using a kayak will also enhance your saltwater fly fishing experience by a lot. If you don't want to buy one, you can surely rent one from somewhere. 
 
Now, when it comes to the flies, there are thousands to choose from. The more you have with you, the better. But to be sure you're actually going to catch something, ask the local lures stores and also the local anglers about what they use. In general, the classic fishing flies, like the Clouser's or Deceiver's will bring you some results. Also, keep in mind that for saltwater fishing, the wet flies might bring you better results.
 

Are You a Bass Fisherman? - Here Are a Few Tips for You

18/05/2012 20:22

If you like bass fishing, you probably have a bit of experience of catching these treasures of the depths. However, there's always room for new tips and tricks. And here, I'm going to provide a few.

1. If you're not a big fan of lures, one of the best live baits for bass, is the Pouting. Since it's best for the bait to remain alive as long as possible, you should even consider tying them on the hook instead of piercing or cutting them.

2. Despite what many anglers think, you can fish for bass using wobblers even if the waters are murky. Of course, I've never had extraordinary results using wobblers when the visibility wasn't great, but I had resuslts. And of course, things have changes a bit since I got my Humminbird 597ci HD DI Combo. This great device tells me exactly where to throw. More info about this fish finder, here: http://hummingbirdfishfinderreviews.com/category/500-series/


3. If you're going to use spinners, the Abu Toby and the Dexter Wedge spinners are great lures for bass. So you might want to put those on your list. Also, you should purchase 2-3 of them because bass just might like one type, but totally disregard the others. So, it's best to be covered just in case you lose the lucky one.

4. Knowing water temperature is really important not just for fishing bass, but for any type of fishing. In our case, you should know that bass stop feeding when the sea water tepmerature drops below 10°C. Anyway, if you're going to use a performant depth finder, you will be covered when it comes to measuring the water temperature.