Fly Fishing Line Reviews
Fishing is a complicated sport no matter what style you prefer. Rods, reels, lines, hooks, lures, and tackle are among the many pieces needed to assemble the most basic fishing rig. Fly fishing requires a much more complicated set up and unique technique to master, both of which are largely dictated by the set up of your rig. One of the most important, but also one of the most technically complex, pieces of fly equipment is the fly line. At its essence a fly line is a thick piece of string coated in plastic. Unlike other styles of fishing where the lure/bait carries the line when casted, when fly fishing you cast the heavy line, which drags the lightweight fly behind it. All types of fly line will work for most fly fishing situations, though there are different styles designed to meet individual needs. The most commonly used type of fly line is the weight forward line, where a thick forward portion tapers to a thin running line for most of the length of the line. Floating fly lines are also commonly used, as most fly fishermen are after surface-dwelling fish, though intermediate and heavy sinking lines exist for deeper waters.