My name is Hank. I want to share with you how I got involved with Fly Fishing, more than 30 years ago. When my dad introduced me to fly fishing, I had mixed emotions. I was not sure if I wanted to invest in Fly Fishing Gear, because I already had all the fishing tackle I needed to enjoy bait fishing.
Dad told me that once I gave it a good honest attempt, I would never go back to bait fishing. I remembered that dad often brought salmon home when he went fly fishing, so I asked him to start teaching me the skills.
It took me a while to acquire the Fly Fishing Fundamentals. I did a lot of research on my own and got some helpful tips from Dad and his fishing buddies, but they were all using the same size rods and type of reels to catch the bigger sport fish. I wanted to know what other fly fishing gear was available on the market and what specific purpose each piece of equipment had.
There is always something you can learn from the wise old fly anglers. Learning how to fly fish is best when someone can actually show you techniques that work for them. The more teachers you can get to watch, the faster you will be able to find which method works best for you.
Reading related resources on fly fishing will also expand your knowledge. You will be able to take bits and pieces of all the tricks, strategies and techniques and develop a style that works for you.
Knowing where that spot is on the river, lake or pond takes a keen eye and understanding where fish hang out in search for food. Ask questions to successful anglers, read fly fishing resources and watch videos. Fly fishing is like an art, the more you do it, the better you get at it.
Landing a fly where you want takes practice for sure. Having the right fly fishing equipment will certainly help you gain the confidence required to hone your skills. Good quality fly fishing gear will definitely help you land the fish you hook.
My goal here is to help you to keep your passion of fly fishing and to inspire you to pass on your knowledge to people you care about.
I fly fish with dad now and we are teaching my sons how to avoid hitting rocks on the back swing. This has turned into our family goal to get the next generation involved in this outdoor sport.
Life is an adventure, experience it!