Fly Fishing, Picking the Right Fly – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Fly Fishing, Picking the Right Fly – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


[Constance Whiston]
When I started fly-fishing in Texas, I thought I had to learn how to tie flies. But I found
out that I could get flies on the internet. I could also go to my local fly fishing club,
and visit with the members there and learn all I needed to know about flies. I could
also go to my fly-fishing store in my hometown. The club is a good idea to visit because they’ll
tell you what the fish are eating in your area. And that’s the most important thing
to know. What are the fish dining on? What are they gonna eat? So the flies are tied
to match the type of food that the fish is eating.
One of the most popular flies is this hard-body-popper. Warm water fly-fishers love to use these because
the fish will literally leap out of the water to go after this fly. But if they are not
feeding on the surface, you might want to try a sub-surface fly like this black–bead-head-
woolybooger. Or maybe how about a green and white clouser? These are very popular too
for warm water fly fishing. There’s a large variety of flies that you
can use in warm water, sponge-buds, poppers, damsel flies. But maybe you want to fish for
rainbow trout at the Guadalupe River. There too you can fish at different levels. Fly-fishing
is not all done on the surface, so you may want to use sub-surface flies like these bead-head-nymphs,
or these egg patterns. If you’re going down to the Texas Gulf Coast,
you might want to try a pencil-popper, or a little pink shrimp pattern, or maybe this
crab pattern. That’s a real popular fly to use on the Gulf Coast. So no matter where
you’re fishing, you need to know what type of food the fish are eating. And the best
way to find that out is from your local fly-fishing club, or people in the area that fish that
water. Find out what the fish are eating and travel to the area with the flies that the
fish will dine on. You want to make sure that you go prepared when you’re out fly fishing
Texas.

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