Fly Fishing is a specialized technique for catching fish where the bait, which typically looks like a fly, is presented to the fish. The idea behind fly fishing is designed to appear to the fish as if a bug has landed on the top of the water or slightly below the waters surface to entice a strike. The goal is to try to find a fly that matches the hatch or bait fish in the area.
Fly Fishing - Types of Flies
In fly fishing, the fly is the bait that you use to entice the fish to strike. There really are thousands of different flies on the market, though they usually fall into three different types of flies. The most common types of flies are Dry flies, Nymphs, and Streamers.Dry Flies are the most widely used. They are designed to present on top the water and mimic a fly or bug landing on the surface of the water to entice a fish to strike. Nymphs are designed to float just below the surface of the water to mimic a water invertebrate.Streamers are designed to mimic a small fish or other aquatic life, like baitfish, crayfish, leeches, and large aquatic insects like hellgrammites.It is important to match the type of fly you use to the water conditions, location and type of fish that you are trying to catch. You can usually get good information on what types of flies to use at local bait stores in the area you are going to fish, or a little online research in a fishing forum, or other online research.Fly Assortment•Rainy's Wooly Bugger Fly Assortment •Rainy's 10 Piece CF Baitfish Fly Assortment•Cabela's 14 Piece Alaska King Salmon Fly AssortmentDry Flies•Cabela’s Mosquito Fly•Cabela’s Blue Winged Olive Flies•Cabela’s Elk Hair Caddis Flies•Rainy’s X-Fly Parachute FlyFly Tying Kits•White River Fly Shop Masters Zebra Midge Fly Tying Kit•White River Fly Shop Masters Foam Spider Fly Tying Kit•White River Fly Shop Masters San Juan Worm Fly Tying Kit•White River Fly Shop Masters Woolly Bugger Fly Tying KitNymph Flies•Cabela’s Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph Flies•Montana Fly Company Hare’s Ear Flies•Cabela’s Bead Head Prince Nymph Flies•Cabela’s Tungsten Zebra Midge FliesSaltwater Flies•Umpqua Saltwater Popper•Rainy’s Merkin Crab Fly•Rainy’s Gotcha Bonefish Fly•Rainy’s Avalon FlyStreamer Flies•Cabela’s Pine Squirrel Leech Flies•Cabela’s Bead Head Autumn Wooly Bugger Flies•Rainy’s Empie’s Deadly Shinder Fly Assortment•Cabela’s Bead Head Crystal Wooly Bugger FliesSynthetic and Terrestrial Flies•Cabela’s Grand Hopper Fly •Cabela’s Cricket Fly•Betts Bass Bug Popper Flies•Betts Black Ant FliesWarmwater Flies•Rainy’s CB Bass Pop Fly Assortment•Rainy’s Edmond’s Stealth Bomber Fly Assortment•Rainy’s Carp Tease Fly Assortment•Rainy’s J’s Frogman Fly AssortmentClick the “Shop Now” Button to browse the full fly assortment.
Fly Fishing - Fly Tying Tools and Supplies
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