Fly Fishing Equipment Basics

Fly Fishing Equipment Basics


Hi I’m Gordon Edwards, Fisheries Biologist,
with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Sheridan and I’m here to talk to you about
getting into fly fishing, if you’re interested. This summer is a great time to get out and
try to catch some trout, some bass, other species of fish with a fly rod and it’s not
as complicated as you might think. A lot of your friends and people who do fly
fish would be really happy to help you with that. It helps um to get some advice on the types
of fishing you’ll be doing and ask some people who fish where you want to fish what they
use. What I have here is a nine foot six weight
fly rod. It’s a little bit heavy duty for smaller streams
and lakes, but it works well where it’s windy and a good all-around rod to get would be
a little bit lighter weight than this. A good starter rod would be probably an 8.5
foot five weight. Maybe something that you can travel with and
pack up – a pack rod – would be a good one to start with because you could use that almost
anywhere and then what you probably want to start with is a floating line because you
can use that for fishing dry flies like this Joe’s Hopper that I have on here that mimics
a grasshopper on the surface of the water, which everybody gets excited when they see
a big fish boil at the surface after something and you can try to mimic that with fly fishing. It’s really exciting. So, get out there. Talk to some folks who are fishing and hopefully
they can help you get started. I hope you found this video helpful and to
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