Fly Fishing, is the art of casting your chosen fly by using the weight of the fly line to cast that fly.
NEWS FLASH: It is actually easier to catch wild trout Fly Fishing in Branson Mo than probably any other place in the country! And out of a boat when they are generating water at Lake Taneycomo in Branson Mo It is also easier to catch trout on a FLY ROD than any other type of fishing equipment! In short, if you want to catch fish on Lake Taneycomo you need to at least try Fly Fishing! And hiring the right Fly Fishing Guide, One that is actually a fly fishing instructor! Is the quickest way to learn how to successfully get started fly fishing.
I have not to this day had a client that I have put a fly rod in his or her hand that has wanted to switch back to or switched to a spinning rod!
Furthermore, every client has commented on just how easy fly fishing actually is!
I have all the top-quality equipment in my boat to teach you how to fly fish on Lake Taneycomo in Branson Mo so you don't need to purchase anything except your fishing license and trout tag to learn how with me
To get started you do not need to spend lots of money on a high-priced fly fishing rod, waders, and lots of flies and gear. There are several new inexpensive fly fishing combos that for under $100 up to about $300 you can get a rod, reel, fly line, and leaders. (a lot less on the marketplace, craigslist, or e-bay) or even ask a friend or relative
Fly Rods come in weights from 1 wt (wt stands for weight) to up to 16 wt or even bigger or heavier weights.1 wt is the lightest, made for the smallest fish and small streams. On the other end of the weight, a 14 wt or 15 wt is for big fish and big flies.
Fly fishing lines come in the same weights as the rods and you should match them to the rod size or possibly one size bigger or smaller at the most. Sometimes if I want to slow the action of a rod I will push the rod by going to a larger or one size bigger fly line than the rod is rated at or if you want to speed up the action of a rod you will go with one size smaller fly line.
My suggestion for a first fly rod purchase would be a 4 wt to 5 wt rod in either 8.5' to 9' with a weight forward floating line that matches the weight of the fly rod or is 1/2 size heavier than the rod to slow the action some. Or any rod you can find reasonable that is between 2 wt and 6 wt. Pare that reel with a reel that has a smooth drag.
In my opinion where the beginner and or most fly fishers, that are having trouble casting well, is that they are focused on casting the fly with the fly rod and not focusing on controlling the fly line. You will not be able to control your fly unless you control your fly line period! This is the most important aspect of fly fishing you need to focus on or understand this, controlling your fly line is the key!
The actual length of fly line you need to let out of your fly rod will only need to be the amount you can effectively control. I see way too many fly fishers that think you must cast great distances and have lots of extra lines off your fly reel to catch fish, this is incorrect. You only need the minimum amount of fly line off your reel that you can actually CONTROL!