Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combos
Fly fishing is one of the more active ways of catching a fish; instead of sitting around with bait or lure in the water, you’re flicking your lure out on to the water, hoping for a fish to bite during the few seconds that the line rests on the water’s surface. This method of fishing relies on fish like trout, which will snap at insects that fall onto the water’s surface. If no fish has bitten after the initial cast, you’re best of casting again, to try and catch the attention of a fish elsewhere. Because you’re constantly casting and reeling, and because some of the fish you can catch with this method are pretty good, the gear you need is specialized and it’s a good idea not to be stingy, even with entry-level equipment. A good way to get that entry-level equipment without having to do hours and hours of research is to buy a rod and reel combo so you know the two go together well.Saltwater Fly Fishing
Because there’s more water and fish can get bigger, one of the main things you’ll want to make sure is that your saltwater fly fishing rod and reel combo has a big spool with lots of line and your rod can take the weight of the real big fish you might run into out there. You’ll also need to make sure that the bait you’re using matches what the fish are looking for, of course. As you can imagine, a fish that lives near the surface of the open sea is looking for a different splash than a freshwater fish that spends most of its time in a river.Freshwater Fly Fishing
By contrast, with freshwater fly fishing you’ll be fishing in more shallow waters than the sea, typically, and you’ll be more likely to tangle with watery vegetation as well. Fly fishing provides an advantage here, in that you’re much less likely to get your line tangled when your line isn’t deep into the water for hours at a time. Freshwater fly fishing rod and reel combos will often excell in accuracy, making it easier to cast your line away from vegetation and exactly where you think the fish will be hiding.