How to Make a Catch

Fly fishing differs from other types of fishing in a few important ways, such as the fly fishing gear that is used and the techniques that are employed. However, catching a fish while Smith River fly fishing in Montana is very doable when you know what you are doing. Watch this video clip to find out how to make a catch.

Fly fishing flies are made to imitate natural creatures that a fish might feed on, like flies. The goal is to cast your fly so that it not only lands near a fish, but it also convincingly mimics its food source. This means that you must animate the fly using your gear, making it look like the artificial fly is actually alive. You can do this by keeping your rod tip low and stripping the line at different speeds. Experiment with quick short strips and slower, longer strips to find out what works.