Fly Fishing Equipment : Attaching Fly Fishing Reels to Rods

Ok, now we're going to attach the reel to the rod Depending on whether you are left-handed or right-handed, will determine which side you want to put the handle on and the line will have to be pre-wound in the right direction, but almost all fly reels are set up so that they can be used either left-handed or right-handed

The traditional way for a right-handed person would be to put the reel on the rod with the handle on the left side, so you're going to hold the rod in your right hand and reel with your left hand So, if you look at the handle of the rod, in the reel seat, there's usually some type of indention that the foot of the reel will fit in So, what you want to do is slide the front of the foot into that little indention and then the locking mechanism on the back usually has a similar indention that the back of the reel seat will fit into We'll slide that on, and then we'll use the locking nuts Most of the time you will have two locking nuts that will lock that reel in place and then this will keep the first locking nut from coming loose

And like I said, this is set up for a right-handed person, so I've got my reel handle on left side, I'm going to hold my rod with my right hand and I'm going to reel with my left hand, but you can do it the other way without any problem If you're left-handed, you'd hold the rod in your left hand and you'd have the handle here and you'd reel this way The traditional method was to rig your reel up, so that you reel with your right hand, even if you're right-handed, you'd hold it in your right hand and you'd switch it over, but it's much simpler to reel with your left hand

Fly Fishing Equipment : About Fly Fishing Equipment

Ok, so we'll start off first with the equipment This obviously is a fly rod

There's several parts to it We've got the rod We've got the reel We've got the fly line itself and we've got the leader There's also another component you can't see

It's called the backing that's on the reel before you put the fly line on it That's going to be the first part of it Then, the end of it, of course, where I've got this little piece of yarn tied on it to represent a fly, is our leader, and that's where you would have your fly attached and that's what's going to hook the fish All these parts go together You hear people talk about a balance outfit

That just means you've got a five weight rod and a five weight line and a leader that's going to match the size of flies you're going to cast with And all that information is usually on the rod You can see here, we've got the length of the rod, the weight of the rod, and then we'll have something most times, on the reel, that will tell you that that line is going to match the rod So, we've got a five weight rod and you can see there's a five weight line That little designation, weight forward is the type of line and five is the weight of the line

The weight is the most important part You just want to make sure you have a five weight line for a five weight rod Everything else is pretty variable

Fly Fishing Rods, Reels & Line : Understand the Proper Length of a Fishing Rod

Hi, I’m Jim from Zoar Outdoor on behalf of expertvillagecom

In this segment we’re going to be talking about fishing gear and especially fly fishing In the previous session we talked about different fly rod lengths and different manufacturers and how to read a fly rod One of the things you might be wondering at this point is, why are there so many different lengths? What’s the right length for me? The answer to that question is entirely depending on where you’re going to fish If you’re going to fish in a small brushy boulder choked tight little stream, then you probably want a short rod, like for example this Scott Rod, which is 6 feet 10 inches long It’s got a light line weight but its short length, means that it’s not going to be crashing into the bushes, and as a result it’s a much more efficient tool to use

If you were to use this 9 foot rod in that condition—and by the way this color is because it’s an instruction rod Most colors on these rods you’ll see are either grey or light green, this is pretty garish it would frighten fish, so don’t fish with a rod this color But back to the length question, in a small stream a 9 foot fly rod is going to hit the brush, so why would you use this? Well if you’re in a open water like the Deerfield where you’ve got 50 or more feet of room on both sides, then a longer length gives you more casting control and allows you to mend the line and do things that you can’t do as easily with a short line The 8 foot lengths are a good compromise for medium size water Also for people who are a little smaller, a little shorter, an 8 foot rod is a good place to start as well because it’s not as challenging for as much weight to move when your make your casting

So that’s generally the gamut from small confined spaces into wide open spaces, and then in terms of your body size and weight

Fly Fishing Rods, Reels & Line : How to Pack for a Fly Fishing Float Trip

Hi, I’m Jim from Zoar Outdoor on behalf of expertvillagecom

In this segment we’re going to be talking about fishing gear and especially fly fishing In this segment we’ll talk about what you should bring along with you when you’re doing a float trip on a river Generally speaking, you should pay attention to the weather forecast and pack accordingly, but here are a few essentials that you really want to think about The first is sun protection, this sunscreen has a UPF rating of 30 and it would be a good thing to bring along Alternately if you’re allergic to this sort of material, get a hold of a shirt and a hat such as the one I have on here, which are rated for at least UPF 30 or better

I like this muted color because it’s not garish, and bright colors do tend to frighten the fish: they see you quicker and then they’ll go hide So here is a bag in which you can carry your gear; notice that this bag is clear so that you can see at a glance inside This particular unit is a watershed manufacturer, but here’s a very similar item from NRS You’ll see that the difference between those and this one, which is also a dry bag, is that you can’t tell what’s inside here unless you have memorized So you could get in here, it would provide good protection for your gear, but I would suggest that you get a clear bag so you can tell at a glance what’s there

So that if it starts to rain for example, you can reach right in and pull out your raincoat It’s an essential thing to bring on every trip, a nice lightweight, this one happens to be a Marmot, nice lightweight jacket that you can get from any reputable outfitter, got to bring that The second thing you ought to bring is an extra hat, remember you’re going to be wearing a hat and glasses for protection when you’re casting, so if the wind knocks your hat off it’s good to have another I happen to have another shirt in here, this is a sun protection shirt This one happens to be tarp and wear, this one is a Columbia performance gear, its great stuff

I also bring along a little synthetic underwear, whether it’s capilene or bergalene, I got two here a long sleeve and a short sleeve, this one is under armor, so that if it gets cool, if you get wet, you need extra thermo protection you got it I also bring a little bit of a snack, this snack happens to be a Cliff Bar and some matches and toilet paper to start a fire, and that’s pretty much it, extra socks if you need them A clear water proof container gets you access to that very easily, packs up into a small package, it’s got a handle you can store it out of the way and you’re good to go

Fly Fishing Rods, Reels & Line : Learn About Fly Fishing Rods

Hi, I’m Jim from Zoar Outdoor on behalf of expertvillagecom

In this segment we’re going to be talking about fishing gear and especially fly fishing One of the first questions to answer is the difference between a fly rod and other forms of fishing You’ll know that the outset that I’ve got my glasses on and my hat With most forms of fishing what we’re doing is we’re slinging out the weight of the lure The weight of the lure itself, when you release the reel it pulls the line out, so it’s the weight of the lure in most kinds of fishing

With a fly rod it’s the weight of the line itself that pulls the fly through the air So you can see that as I hold the fly line like this, the weight of the fly line is pulling the line right up through my hands, so it’s the weight of the lure, we’re slinging the weight of the line

Tarpon Fly Fishing Rig Saltwater Rod and Reel Setup

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THERE S NO BETTER WAY TO CATCH A TARPON THAN WITH A FLY ROD THE NEW WRIGHT AND MCGILL FLATS BLUE FLY RODS, THEY RE COMING OUT SOON, SO Y ALL CHECK EM OUT THEN THEY HIT THE STORES I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EM WE RE USING ABOUT 7 FEE OF SEAGUAR FLOROUCARBON LINE AND WHAT THE SEAGUAR DOES, IT S GOT A GREAT WHIPPING ACTION THAT WILL ACTUALLY LAY THE FLY OUT RIGHT IN FRONT OF YA AND IT JUST LAYS IT OUT PERFECTLY DOESN T REALLY MAKE IT SPLASH AND HIT AND SPOOK THE FISH AND IT WAS DEFINITELY GETTING THE JOB DONE TODAY

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HONSON TIES UP THESE LITTLE FLIES HE CALLS IT A LITTLE GREEN COOKIE THOSE BIG GIANT TARPON WE RE LOVING THIS LITTLE GREEN COOKIE FINS ALSO MAKE A GREAT LINE OUT THERE CALLED HOLLOWCORE THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE FOR BACKING AS WELL WORKS GREAT FOR SWORDFISHING AND OF YOU GUYS OUT THERE THAT ARE BIG OFFSHORE FISHERMAN YOU KNOW WHAT HOLLOWCORE IS

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Gear Time | River Bluegills | Carolina Outdoor Journal | UNC-TV

[mellow acoustic guitar leads soft rock arrangement] (Hunter) Mitch, what a fun mornin' it's been, fishin' off of the Cashie River for bluegills, which was our targeted species this morning We actually caught a few bass as well

Talk to us a little bit about the tackle we're using today (Mitchell) Hunter, as you can see here, we've got a variety of flies tied and poppers We started out this morning on the poppin' bugs The–the fish were taking 'em pretty good Caught a lotta bluegill

As the sun came up and the conditions kinda transitioned over, we actually went to, uh, slow– slow-sinking flies, um, with just an indicator, um The poppin' bugs are pretty, uh– pretty much just a surface plug that the fish come up, and they'll attack, um Things get slower– slower-pace; we'll just drop over to a– to the slow-sinkin' flies And here we have different weights we can go to so that they can sink extremely slow or extremely fast And you've got an indicator that you can slide up and down to adjust whatever depth you want it to go to, um

When we switched over to the slow-sinkin' flies, we saw the fish were takin' it just as soon as the fly went outta sight So just kinda match what the conditions are and match what the fish are telling you they want, and as you can see here, couple different varieties– you have everything covered, from topwater to slow-sinking subsurface fishing (Hunter) That's right (Mitchell) We've got this matched up– actually, these are TFO Bug Launchers, 5- to 6-weight floatin' line, and as you can see here, we were using about 3 to 4 foot of leader, um, and you can absolutely have a ball (Hunter) Absolutely

They match perfect for the bluegills (Mitchell) They certainly do, and you know you'll catch a variety of species of fish doing this But today, we're targeting bluegill We hit our mark with some– with some others, you know, thrown in So, a really good time

These rods work out perfect for what we're doin', as you can see, you know, today That's right All right, well, I enjoyed fishing with you today Hopefully, we can do it again soon (Mitchell) It was a pleasure, and look forward to next time

Gear Time | Fishing the Edge | Carolina Outdoor Journal | UNC-TV

[mellow acoustic guitar leads soft rock arrangement] ♪ I've been lookin' forward to this for a long time I wanted to get over here the first of June, when everything started really gettin' good, but, I mean, new baby and you're busy and nor'easters and everything else and– you know, we made it here at the end of June, almost the first of July, not too late to be catchin' fish on poppin' bugs, but typically, it's early and late

You said, you like fishin' in the middle of the day when these fish cruise along these outside grass beds (Mike) Yeah, I do a lotta sight fishin' like we did today We were lookin' at bass crusin' the grass lines and tryin' to cast ahead of 'em The fish that we didn't spook– we actually caught some good fish, and we actually looked at 'em comin' up and takin' the bug; yeah, it is a lotta fun (Bryan) I got two pairs of glasses on; both are polarized

One's a little darker lens; one's a lighter lens Polarized–you wouldn'ta seen those fish comin' up under that bug with this glare without those polarized glasses Yeah, that makes a big difference Yeah, and like you said, we're fishin' here– almost July We got a real early start

Fished–worked along a little, but actually, after we got into the day where we could see fish, we caught more fish Yeah, it was fun You were, uh, throwin' mostly these, um, little cork poppers and stuff Course, you're fishin' a 5-weight, and I was fishin' a 8-weight I typically like throwin' a heavier deer hair stuff, which didn't work first thing this mornin'

Fish come look at it and tool back off, and they'd suck yours in, so I went to a subsurface fly, and made a first few casts– very first cast and caught the biggest fish I caught all day That worked out pretty good Just wait for it, floatin' lines, typical bass tackle Yep, and I– I'm spoiled I like fishin' poppers

I love top water, um; I like light action It costs me some fish sometimes 'cause you can't horse 'em out– (Bryan) But it's all about the fun (Mike) That's why they call it fishin', and I enjoy it Let's, uh We'll do it againdo this again; I appreciate it It's a real pleasure

Cruisin’ Connecticut – Fly-Fishing 101 Course with Orvis

IT'S STILL CHILLY IN MARCH, BUT THIS SPRING YOU CAN GET A HEAD START ON SUMMER FUN WITH A LITTLE FISHING NEWS 8'S RYAN KRISTAFER JUMPED INTO A PAIR OF WADERS TO DEMONSTRATE FLY FISHING IN THIS MORNING'S CRUISIN' CONNECTICUT

ALTHOUGH THE OPENING DAY FOR FISHING IS TWO WEEKS AWAY -ORVIS OF DARIEN IS GIVING US A FLY FISHING 101 CRASH COURSE THAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF! 3 BEING IN THE OUTDOORS IS JUST A PART OF MY LIFE AND IT'S JUST AN ENJOYMENT THAT I CAN'T REALLY PUT INTO WORDSBEEN LIVING IN CONNECTICUT ALL MY LIFETHE FISHING IN THIS AREA IS FANTASTIC AND IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY OPPORTUNITIES THERE ARE IN SUCH A CLOSE PROXIMITY NOTHING LIKE GOING FISHING WHEN THERE'S SNOW ON THE GROUND, HUH?IT'S A LITTLE COLD BUT THERE'S JUST NOT AS MANY PEOPLE OUT SOMETIMES, YA KNOW? SO MORE FISH FOR US, RIGHT? MORE FISH FOR YOU, MORE FISH FOR MEWHAT KIND OF FISH ARE YOU CATCHING THIS TIME OF YEAR? THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IT'S MOSTLY TROUT

WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO PULL OUT THE FLY LINE HERE THE COLORED LINE, YEA KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING UNTIL YOU GET TO THAT GREEN LINE IT'S A MAGIC TRICKHAHA, YUP YOU'RE JUST GOING TO SLIDE THE LINE THROUGHHOW ABOUT THESE NECKLACES, THESE ARE PRETTY TRENDY HUH?RIGHT

THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A LANYARD, WE HAVE SOME CUTTERS, AND A LITTLE FLY BOXI'M GOING TO MAKE A SMOOTH ACCELERATION, TO AN ABRUPT STOP SMOOTH ACCELERATION, TO AN ABRUPT STOP SMOOTH TO ABRUPT STOP AND THE LINE GOES OUT FRONTSHOULD I MOVE OUT SO I DON'T HIT YOU IN THE FACE HERE?NO YOU'RE OKAY, I'VE BEEN HIT BEFORE BUT THAT'S OK

NICE I GOT A BITE HERE?DO YA? GET EM, GET EM, YOU'RE ON LEARN MORE ABOUT ORVIS' FLY FISHING CLASSES AT ORVIS DOT COM THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, THEY ADD ON AVERAGE, A THOUSAND NEW FLY FISHERMEN TO THE WATERS EVERY YEAR YOU CAN WATCH ALL OF

Kast Fly Fishing Drift Boat Giveaway!

hey what's up everybody we had so much fun giving away our last drift boat we decided to do it again that's right i don't know anybody that gives one drift boat away we're giving away around two so here it is brand new Hyde LowPro XL drift boat you have a chance to win back so just like last time guys head on over to cast gear calm for every five dollars you spend you get one entry into the boat there's lots of new gear dropping all the time head over there check it out get that cool new stuff to you after can get enter to win this boat somebody's going to win it I hope it's you good luck guys