Fly fishing is the modality of fishing that uses a fly, a fly line, a fly rod, and a fly reel. Questions referring to fishing with fly tackle should have this tag.

Questions referring to fishing with fly tackle should have this tag. Fly fishing techniques differ substantially from other modalities of fishing. Fly tackle consists of :

  • Fly rod: more flexible and usually longer than rods used with a spin reel.
  • Fly line: a thicker and heavier line than monofilament.
  • Flies are extremely light lures which is propelled by the weight of the fly line as it loads (bends) the rod.
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