Even for experienced anglers, fly fishing can appear difficult and confusing. If you are about to try fly fishing for the first time, these three tips will help you get off to a good start.
1. Practice casting on dry land. Proper casting is one of the most important aspects of fly fishing, and getting the motions down can be challenging, especially if you are trying to fish while you learn. Instead, spend some time on dry land getting your cast down.
2. Avoid wearing bright colors. Fish have excellent eyesight. If you wear bright colors, you will likely spook your potential catches. Instead, wear muted earthy colors that blend in with the surrounding environment.
3. Avoid wading into deep water. Ideally, the water should come no higher than your knees, as it can become difficult to wade safely through higher water, especially with a current. Aside from risking your safety, going out too deep can spook your potential catches.