Fly fishing is the fishing process which involves using a fly to catch a fish. This kind of fishing uses a different kind of rod from the rest of the normal fishing rods. The process of casting that is almost weightless requires that the person who is doing the casting to have a number of special techniques in doing the job. The fishermen who are involved in fly fishing mainly uses flies that are hand tied, and which resembles the natural invertebrates or bait fish, which is particularly meant to make the fish to strike through biting the fly. The fly angler is mainly used to snap the long rod forward and backwards so that it may allow the heavier weight of the lie to move the almost weightless fly forward. Fly fishing is believed to be one of the most challenging method of fishing and sport fishing. Fly fishing is mainly carried out in waters that are fresh, and also the ones that are salty. The technique through which fly fishing is done mainly differs from one habitat to the next. These different habitats may include lakes, streams and ponds. Fly fishing is mostly carried out in Colorado and its environs.
When compared to the rest of the fishing methods that were recently discovered, fly fishing is considered to be the oldest of them all. It was first discovered in Macedonia. However, this kind of fishing faced some minor changes with the growth in technology. Solid wood is the material that was initially used to construct the fly fishing rod. As years passed, the split bamboo was used in the construction of the fishing rods. China is the country that was used in the production of the bamboo splits that were used in the construction of the fishing rods. Bamboo was observed to be a stronger material that would be used in rod construction when compared to the wood rod. Bamboo later became a very important material in the construction of the fishing rods, particularly in Colorado. Later, the carbon rods were discovered and used in place of the bamboo rods. The carbon rods were discovered after the second world war ended. The graphite rods completely replaced the bamboo rods, and continue to be used to date.
Instead of using insects and foods that may be used as bait to attract fish during fishing, Colorado mainly uses the artificial flies. Unlike the rest of the locations and countries, four types of flies are used in Colorado during fishing. First, there are the dry flies which designed to float on water and to mimic a resting insect. The wet flies are fished below the surface of the water. They are meant to imitate the drowned insects. The streamers, on the other hand, are made to look like the fish that are used as bait. The narrow flies also serve the same function as the baitfish.