Sunday, December 18, 2011
FLY FISHING TAKES CONCENTRATION
I’ve always wanted to get good at fly fishing. Catching fish on a fly rod requires three skills – technique, water observation and concentration. Often people think think that its all in the wrist technique to present the fly, but the location or pool must be exactly right and one must concentrate on the fish activity signs when casting and testing different pool areas. In shallow clear water it gets a lot easier, because you can see the fish below the surface sometimes ... but in deeper water with less visibility you have to wait to see the ripples as the fish test the surface. Here’s a good way to test your water observation and concentration. The exercise will bring up a pop up picture. You must watch the water and wait for the fish to jump. This may take up to 30 seconds. If you break your concentration and look away from the water the fish will not jump. You must resist any distractions and just focus on the water otherwise the fish will not jump. CLICK HERE to try this fly fishing exercise!