Before you get into your favorite fly fishing sport, it is essential that first, you must be aware that fly fishing is a gear-intensive sport! While any average fishermen can easily get along just fine by using a couple of conventional rods, but a fly fisherman will need rods for almost every purpose that you can imagine.
It will be very common to find a fly fisherman carrying four or five different fly rods and, people who are novice may even carry as many as 15 to 20 too! Commonly you will need a different fly reel meant for the each rod and, surely at least for your every reel a one fly line.
So, if you are going fishing with a Shimano then consider having the following few items within your fly fishing kits:
This is very important to put on the reel that serves 2 functions:
- Filling up space so that you can reel quickly
- To ensure that you may never run out of your line if you snag a ferocious snook or tarpon that takes off after your hooking it.
- Fly line
There are 4 kinds of fly lines that you may choose:
- Full sinking
- Different rates sinking
- Partial float
- Full float.
- Butt section
The butt section is a one to two-foot-long thick line piece that attaches to the main fly line. If you have a butt section present on the rig that will enable you to tie your Albright knot once.
This part of your fly fishing kit will ensure the line may not bunch up through your fly after you already have cast it into the water. It consists of a monofilament line, which is thicker at your butt section and then tapers into a very thin line at the end.
It may not be as strong as the leader, however, but usually, it breaks when you are lifting a certain heavy load to protect the leader. Also, it helps in transferring energy to your fly line and also tricking the fish so that they cannot see if any other line is attached to the fly.
- Fly rod length
Usually, the fly fishing rod is constructed about six feet to ten feet in length but it is recommended to have an eight to nine feet fly rod.
- Fly rod material
These days, fly fishing rods are designed by using various materials e.g.
- Graphite/carbon fiber
The reel that you will use for trout can be quite different from that for any tarpon fishing.
- Fishing lures
Usually, the best lures will be equipped with one or more hooks to catch fish. Most of the lures usually are attached at the end of your fishing line.
- Fly box
Your best kit for fly fishing must have one fly box to protect and house all the flies.
Try to decide what you want to buy after identifying for what kind of fishing you intend to use them and prefer the right model to improve your rate of success and also for making your experience fun.