How to Choose a Tackle for Fly Fishing

In this article I will discuss how to choose gear for fly fishing novice fishermen. Consider the features and tools specificity for fly fishing. Those fishermen who catch fly fishing for many years, as a rule, have in their arsenal are several different spinning rods for catching fish. Any spinning is designed to throw the cord a certain mass.

To begin with, both classified spinners for fly fishing. Room spinning mass used corresponds to the cord. Due to the fact that your goal is to have the perfect cast is necessary to clearly understand that the best spinning №3 will throw the cord. This spinning №8 best will desert cord №8.

Often cord number is shifted by several sizes in any direction, but this time you already have to be aware of how you wind the cord and why. Do not forget, you do not cast your fly, and cord.

Spinning - a lever, as a continuation of his hands. By and large, you can cast a fly line to the fly and without spinning. Spinning - is actually a tool that gives you the opportunity to cast a fly line more precisely.

In spinning of fly following functions:

  • Get the fish - just like a normal spinning rod for fly fishing used for phishing fish on a hook.
  • Controlling cord - when you threw the cord and the fly on the water, the further function is controlling the spinning cord. Spinning enables you to check the power cord, located on the water. But only if you know how to do it. That'll get you during the usual fishing spinning.
  • Casting - as well as spinning, fly fishing gives you the opportunity to cast flies controlled very precisely. Quality spinning for fly fishing, along with the skills of the cast makes it possible to put the so-cord on the water surface, so as not to scare the fish.

We now turn to the choice of fly spinning

Step One: What kind of fish together

This step is very important, because you need picking up spinning like to know what kind of fish you want to catch and where. Maybe it idea, chub, carp, catfish and pike. And maybe trout and salmon. Some might even fit trout. The reason why it is necessary to consider that spinning fly for trout and trout has a different design.

Step Two: Different types of fly fishing spinning

Fly spinning is two and one-handed. This spinning different system. You can define three types of failure: hard, half-parabolic and parabolic. They all have their pros and cons.

How to choose a reel for fly fishing

This element of the spinning snap paying for some reason not a lot of attention. This classic fly fishing reel - is by and large, conventional spool, but its value in equipment is very important.

The capacity of the coil

Of course, to fly fishing reel in its class and is required to put a certain class of the cord and the backing optional. Usually all manufacturers write coil on the spool capacity of 3-4 classes the next column. The higher classification of the cord, the need is less reeling. However, if the fines fly fishing reels (№3-4), which are usually used for catching smaller fish in a large number of winding the backing is not needed. That in the coils of class 5 above, the presence of Buckingham reserve is necessary.


Functional task in this characteristic is determined by its capacity to solve a number of tasks simultaneously. Giving the opportunity to win the cord and the backing during fishing. And you need to design made it possible to do it without much effort. Cord went pretty smoothly and did not create hooks for different projecting coil elements.

Fly fishing reel is required to allow a clear run with cord and bait. At the same time for different types and purposes of coils, this feature is implemented in different ways. Certain species of fly fishing meant a quick and fairly uniform flies wiring. Fishing on the fly nymphs, certain types of fly fishing on the sea, meant very fast wiring.


On the brake coils 0-5 class, you cannot tell much. As a rule, their purpose is a small spool brake to prevent "overrun" while working with a cord. Differences in the structure of these brakes are insignificant.

The brake coil has two roles. It stops the spool while working with a cord, and forms a significant movement during braking luring fish. Many reels for fly fishing there is a contradiction. Win it can only regulate the situation on the brake. But each time it is possible to have time to perform. Therefore, a lot of spinnings regulate brake only to work with a cord.


As fly fishing is an active kind of fishing. Fisherman has to do a lot of manipulation of the blank, reel and bait. Of course, all the time there is a question about how easy and comfortable to do so. That is, we are talking about a reel for fly fishing, as a certain "lumped mass". Neglect of this issue leads to high fatigue during the catch. Also, you do not get to make a correct and accurate throw.

Cords for fly fishing

What is different from the spinning fly fishing? The spinning is done through casting bait casting weight. In the fly fishing fisherman casting a line and bait in the casting does not have a significant role. That is to say, the bait, to some extent, prevent abandoned, making worse the aerodynamics snap.

Because fishermen use spinning determination test form and weight equipment, and fly fishermen used definition as string class and spinning. In fly fishing, there are 15 classes of weights and spinning cord.

Classic cord for fly fishing for one-handed snap has a length of about 27 meters. But at this stage, most companies have reduced the size of the cable up to 25 meters. In calculating this class refers to the first 9 meters. For example, the first 9 meters 6 classes have a lot of 8.68-9.47 g., A Class 9.85-10.88 cord 7 c.

That is, the classification of the different cords. Range cord weight in the classroom is much more diverse, in contrast, the gap from the classes. That's because different cables in the same class from different manufacturers, wound on a spinning, can create different sensations.

At the same time the two cords of different classes can hardly differ in feelings during the cast. For example, if you select the cords 6 and 7 of the second group of different companies with a weight of 9.47 grams and 9.85 grams, and the classification matches, then the two cords will admittance.

Marking strings

Today cords manufacturers produce a large number of species, and describe clearly about them, we cannot but tell you something:

DT - double cone is the oldest cable qualification. The design has not been much change since the last century. It changed only the material and method of production. Moral already old, but if you like "non-aggressive" technique of casting and fishing the dry fly, it you just need. The main advantage - the absolute symmetry of the cord. If one end is out of order, then turn over the second end of the cord and down, you almost brand new cord.

BF - a little more modern line. The difference from the DT consists in the fact that it’s different thicknesses. This design makes it possible to do more distant casts, «fire" a couple of meters of the fine directly behind the "torpedo".

F - Floating line

S- Sinking cord

FS - floating option to bury end

In addition to these strings, cords, many have different taper, different size torpedo stuff.

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