Flies and other flying insects in general are very annoying, especially during hot summer days, but pay attention, they are not your enemy always. Artificial flies made of materials like yarn, thread or beads in order to trick fish can also be your ally while fishing. Interesting, isn’t it? Fishing for pleasure or professionally has a lot of advantages. As a matter of fact it has some disadvantages as well but these can be disregarded when compared to the vast benefits.
So you are about to go on your fishing trip and you find yourself hesitating whether to grab the old-fashioned spin rod or fly rod. Tough decision, I know. For that purpose, join me on the voyage to discover the best solution for you.
Let me help you create a picture of how a spin rod looks and how it is used. It has a handle below the spinning mechanism and a thin line that wraps around its spool. If you want to release the line you should either press a button or flip a little bar. The next step is swinging the rod forward and releasing the line. Once the hooked bait lands somewhere in the water, you need to wait for a fish to bite it. Then, you cast and reel, or cast then wait a little and then you reel. An important thing to notice is that spin fishing is primarily done in still waters. If you are trolling for fish from the back of a cruise ship, a smaller vessel, or yacht, you definitely need a spin rod.
This type of fishing improves the quality and enjoyment of the casting. The handle is made of a cork and is placed above the reel. You cannot find a “release” button on it, instead, the fisherman manually has to pull out the line which is much thicker than the one of the regular spin rod and it can cast itself. On the end of the line you can put a weightless fly (dry flies, streamers, nymphs) and cast it around. If you are looking for an adventure then place your boat and fishing rod on a moving water of a wild river.
Although fly and spin fishing may be worlds apart, what they have in common is that it really matters that you choose the proper gear for each type and the right area to go fishing. Just relax and enjoy your trip.