It is common knowledge that not all spots on the lake or sea are good for fishing. But how do you find the perfect spot?
I will suggest you start by asking the local fishing shop for the best fly fishing spots. Also consider joining local clubs and Facebook groups that have a wealth of information on fly fishing, including the best spots.
With time, you will develop personal preferences regarding the fishing spots. You might prefer an area close to your home or one you can easily access after work.
The area should also be open enough so that you do not have to worry about your line getting caught up in bushes and trees. The scenery should also meet your desires, especially if you’re there to wind down.
You should also note which areas fish are likely to be found. The first feature to consider is boulders. Fish hang around boulders as a measure of protection against predators.
This is also the case with fallen or submerged trees. They provide a good hiding place for fish. The currents created across submerged trees are also attractive to fish.
If you are fly fishing in a river, look for sections of the bank where the water is deep enough to harbor fish. Undercut banks also provide prolific spots for fly fishing.
Fly Fishing Safety Tips
As enjoyable as the sport may be, remember not to compromise your safety around water. Note that most fly rods are excellent conductors of electricity. This makes them attractors for lightning strikes. If you sense a storm brewing, immediately pack up and wait for another favorable time or day.
You should also be extra cautious when wading. Moving water is very powerful and there is always a risk of being swept away. Wear a snug belt to prevent your fishing waders from filling up with water. It is good practice to wade with your feet as close to the bottom as possible.
While going out fishing, always keep your loved ones informed of your whereabouts just as a precaution. Always wear your inflatable life vest for fishing. Don’t forget to carry a suitable rain jacket or a rain suit if going fly fishing on a rainy day.
Another option is to bring along a close friend you like hanging out with. It is great fun to fly fish with friends. You can freely share your woes and experiences in the process of mastering the skill.