Fly Fishing Facts:
It really doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned fly fisherman. There are a lot of things that people don’t know about the great sport of fly fishing. These are a few facts that I think you might find interesting.
There are just 5 flies, wet, dry, streamers, nymphs, terrestrials, and bucktails.
Fly fishing started around 200 A. D.
There are 2 types of fly fishing dry and wet.
Most people fly fish for trout but they are expanding to others
You can fly fish in freshwater or saltwater.
A basic fly fishing line usually uses 5 different knots. : Arbor knot, Albright knot, nail knot, surgeon’s knot, and the improved clinch knot.
Fly fishing rods are usually between 7 feet and 11 feet. But there are shorter and longer rods. Like a spey rod will go up to 15 feet.
Did you know that some people consider fly fishing a sport and an art form?
The most popular style of fishing is with spinning outfits and fly rods.
The funny thing about sports fishing is that most of the fish that are caught are returned back into the water.
They say the average fisherman will spend around 17 days per year fishing. I don’t know how they get by with so few.
Mary Orvis Marbury compiled the first book of fly patterns in 1892
In South Africa one of the fastest growing industries is Aquaculture. They have a huge trout fishing industry. They say that they have at least 220 fresh species of fish. Which 120 different types are good for angling they say.
Helen Shaw was proclaimed as the First Lady of fly tying. She was born in 1910 and passed away in 2007. In 1963 she published her first book on fly tying.
Did you know that they say the average angler spends 1,261 dollars a year for fishing?
The first fly lines were mainly constructed of woven horsehair which eventually evolved into woven silk fiber lines.
The earliest fly rods were made from greenheart, a tropical wood, and later from bamboo.