Saturday, 19 June 2021
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FLY TV Squeeze – Beginner’s Guide to Belly Boat/Float Tube Fly Fishing

Hi and welcome back to FLY TV Squeeze! I am Daniel Bergman – And I am Pontus Sjölund

We thought that Pontus should try fishing from a belly boat for the first time I have watched you fishing when filming for the FLY TV episode about trouts It just looks so much fun – It is, I can tell you The casting you already have under control, more or less

Niklaus taught me about a month ago when we fly-fished for pike You can watch that film down here, via this link That was about a month ago I can cast, but I am not a pro But I can get the fly out

– Exactly I thought I would go through some basics when you are fishing with a belly boat It is almost just to jump in, but there are a few tricks to use to make it easier Let's get these babies in the water – Yeah, sounds like a plan

Put the flippers on – Just put them on the wader shoes? Maybe after they are in the water It is sort of hard to walk with them Especially in the water Are there any handles or something? Or is it just to grab them wherever? You have handles on the inside, but just get it in, it is not heavy

It is really light actually It makes it possible to bring it out even when you are out with a chopper First of all, take the line tray away And get in Did you leave your flippers on the shore? – Yes, I left them there for you

Stay put I will get them This does not feel that effective Without the fins Maybe I should tie them

Just like that Perfect I feel like a duck – Yeah, you look like a duck We will start with this

Are you a right or a left hand caster? Right – Right hand? We will put the rods facing your left side, so you do not cast over them Then take the landing net, just put it on top of them It is easier to get it quick, if you want to land a fish Put this over your knees or thighs, to have kind of a line tray

Does this one go down here? Normally you should have an inflatable collar or something when hitting the water We forgot to bring it, but we have 68° F in the surface water It is a small lake and we are several guys We will manage anyway, but if you are going out alone Or in November or something, it would be a good idea Bring a life jacket or an inflatable collar Let's get out! I will get my flippers on and get going This was fun! Just like snorkelling

– Yeah, it is easy Like this? – Try to keep the feet further down You will get a longer stroke and more power You will not make as much noise on the surface that scares the fish either It is easier to turn and easier to get some speed going

It becomes deeper quite fast, so I think we should get out a little bit Just cast out here – Yeah, exactly One thing to think about when fishing like this is to mind the wind If the wind comes from this side, you do not want to cast like this- -because then the line will blow straight in your face

It is better to have the wind in the back or on your other side For example, we got the wind coming from this angle now You want to cast in either that direction or that one With the wind coming in from your left since you are a right hand caster Like this? – Here we go! One thing you can do is to try and keep the rod a bit higher- -than you would do if you were fishing from a boat for pike

I am much closer to the surface now – Keep your rod tip high in the back cast Otherwise it will fall down in the water and if you are fishing a Magic Head- -it might even flip it back – I felt that now when I touched the water How long did you say you have been doing this? A month

One and a half I had not fly-fished before, before that time a month ago But I have watched a lot of guys fly-fishing That is good Do as you have seen people do

I think I have caught a bit bigger fish It might be a new personal best for trout It seems to be a good paddle on that boy Good fish! This is definitely my biggest trout ever It is a long nice fish

It is just awesome to catch this one from a belly boat In the middle of nowhere Bye bye, baby This clear water is just awesome Come on

Fish on! That one looks bigger It is a better fish Is it a really good one? – Hard to say, they are so strong Look at that paddle! It is great to catch a fish like that from a float tube Come on, baby! That is a big fish

Look at that guy! It is a real beauty – You took it on a Magic Head? They seem to like these Magic Heads – I wonder how old this guy is How long has he been swimming around here? – He has been swimming here for Maybe longer than you have been Subtitles: Daniella Falkman Twedmark wwwtextsmartse

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