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.