Friday, April 18, 2008

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Fly Fishing Equipment

Fly Fishing Equipment

Fly rods

Fly fishing rods come in different sizes and with varying degrees of flexibility. It is very important that the fly fishing line used on a rod is correctly matched to the rod. If the line is too thick and heavy for a lighter rod, the casting action will be negatively affected or worse yet the rod could suffer permanent damage due to the stress. Rods are marked in sizes, from the lightest #0 or #1 to the stronger and much heavier #16 which is used predominantly for game fishing at sea.

There is a small margin of variance which can be considered when matching a line to your rod. It is usually safe to use a line rated for a rod either one size heavier or lighter than your own. In other words, if you have a 7wt fly fishing rod, it is safe to use a 6wt or 8wt line.

There is a difference between fresh water fly fishing rods and their saltwater counterparts. Saltwater rods generally need to handle stronger fish and need to cast heavier flies over longer distances; this means that the rods need to be heavier and stronger with a thicker line. Fighting butt reel seats and anti-corrosion fittings are necessary to ensure a longer life for these rods in a salty environment.

Fly fishing reels

These reels are sometimes referred to as casting reels. In fly fishing casting the line is pulled from the reel by hand as the other hand casts. The reel then comes into play when pulling the line back in with the rotation of the reel. As fly fishing has become more popular in conditions which place more demand upon the fly fisherman and his equipment, the technological enhancement of equipment has had to keep pace. These days there are specially produced reels for saltwater fly fishing and for those who are after larger fish.

Increased speeds in retrieving line as well as a reduction in friction are characteristics of newer reels. Another innovation is the use of disc drags which allow for smoother action and the use of much lighter tippets.

Fly fishing flies

Flies are extremely light and are attached to a piece of line known as a leader, which narrows from where it is attached to the line towards the fly end, called the tippet. The leader can vary in length between three to twelve feet. Sizes of flies vary greatly, size #2 being a larger fly and #22 being a rather small fly.

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Simms Boot Laces

Tough, Cordura® laces for increased lifespan Feeds easily through boot hooks and eyelets color: Brown "Simms. The choice of professional guides; and anyone else who lives to fish. " Wherever you find fish, you're going to find fishing guides. And wherever you find fishing guides, you're going to find Simms . Guides need gear that is functional, innovative and can withstand whatever abuse they put it through. Why do professional guides choose Simms? Because we take pride in what we make, and products have been designed to go the distance. Our in-house design team has a combined 50 years of experience in making durable technical outerwear. We work closely with top material suppliers from around the globe, and continually test both our new and old products in the lab and out in the field to make sure we meet or exceed your expectations. What does this mean for someone who's not a professional guide? Anything that's designed to meet the performance needs of guides is gear you can count on. From the Simms Team " Nothing pleases us more than to see our products, like those on the guides featured in out catalog and on our website, go the distance. "

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Blue Winged Olive, Dun, Comparadun

The Blue Winged Olive Comparadun is a favorite for selective trout when buoyancy and visibility are considerations. Some fly fishing guides go straight to comparaduns when a BWO mayfly hatch attracts rising trout. This fly pattern floats in all but the fastest and roughest stream currents and selective trout seem to prefer this fly to many of the traditional hackled dry flies. Fly fishers around the world should consider this a staple fly where Blue Winged Olive mayflies are present.

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Anatomic Nymph, Pheasant Tail

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Dr. Slick 3" Titanium Bobbin TBOB3

Dr. Slick 3” Titanium Bobbin

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