Fly fishing is a style of fishing,
that uses the weight of the line to present the fly. This differs greatly from
conventional fishing where you use the weight of the bait or lure to make your cast. Pure forms of fly fishing are done using a fly rod rather than a
Fishing with flies is an effective method for catching fish in any situation. When fly
fishing the angler tries to imitate the natural food source of the fish rather than
using non-native live bait such as a worm. Some fly imitations are made to trigger a
response and do not represent any particular fly. Flies are
fished sub surface to represent an immature specimen such as a pupae or larvae; this is
wet fly fishing or "nymphing". They are also fished on the surface to mimic
the adult stage; this is dry fly fishing.
There are various ways to present a fly. The most common is with a floating line on the
surface of water. Many different methods are becoming increasingly
popular; such as sink tip and full sinking lines that allow the angler to present the
fly to the fish no matter where it lies in the water column.