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Largemouth Bass Flyfishing in Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Here's an informative video showing John fly fishing for largemouth bass in a fresh water river.

He mostly fishes for freshwater varieties such as the all elusive Muskies, the walleye,
huge largemouth, pan-fish and trophy smallmouth. Plus some other
freshwater species too. In this video, he's fishing in Wisconsin. He's on his boat with his two dogs. The video is a bit long but very informative.

For today's fishing trip, he's using something big and bright. He has several freshwater fly fishing rods and will be getting a saltwater rod sometime soon.

On his first cast, he actually catches a fish. He throws them back and tries out a new fly each time. He does a magnificent job explaining what he is using. The video shows everything. John does an excellent job of narrating throughout the video which makes it easy to watch and keep attention. He isn't just casting and not telling us anything.

With each new cast, he shows a close up of the fly he's going to use for that attempt to catch a fish. He also tell us what it is and explains a bit about each one. All this is great information if you are looking for that particular fly and want to buy one for yourself.

The dogs are very into the fishing and are well behaved on the boat. I can't believe his dogs just sit and watch without rocking the boat too much or barking. It must be a beautiful day out on the water for John to have is dogs with him on his fishing trip. His dogs seem to enjoy being on the boat too.

John hopes to expand into saltwater fly fishing shortly. Once he posts more on the salt water fishing, we'll be sure to add those here since this is an all inclusive fly fishing site. I hope you enjoyed the video, and I will try to find more to put on the site soon.

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Saltwater Fly Fishing

Salt water fly fishing is a whole different type of sport. It is extremely different from your general freshwater fishing or even your typical saltwater fishing. In this article, it'll cover the basics of this unique sport so you will be prepared for the first time you go out.

Hopefully, you'll be able to implement some of these tips to make your experience better. Keep in mind there are several magazines dedicated solely to fly fishing if you are looking for more tips too.

Saltwater Fishing History

It was in Macedonia during the third center when the first record of flyfishing was documented. Even so, most of the freshwater and saltwater fishing is from England. There were many writings from the late 1400's through the mid-1600's.

The North American fly fishing began during the mid-1700's, but it wasn't until the mid-1800's that saltwater fishing began to take place. In fact, the first written record is captured in the book Camping And Cruising In Florida.

It spoke of saltwater fishing for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Ladyfish, and Bluefish. Ever since then, saltwater fly fishing has grown into a flourishing sport in areas such as southwestern Florida.

Saltwater Fly Fishing Equipment

Flying fishing in both freshwater and saltwater started by covering the hook area of the pole with animal fur and feathers so it would look like a water insect such as a stonefly, a mayfly, or a caddisfly. Saltwater fly fishing flies today still resemble these water bugs.

Because flies are normally quite light and thus they can't be cast in the conventional fishing manner. The fly rod casts a heavy line, instead of a heavy sinker with saltwater fishing.

This heavy line effectively pulls the fly to its destination. As much as 30 feet of the line spread past the edge of the rod, and this line weighs similar to or even a bit more than regular lures or sinkers.

The equipment used for saltwater fly fishing make it distinct for that utilized in all-purpose fishing. It's not the lure but rather the line that what weighs it down. Also, the lure is not live bait such as fish or worms but is synthetic and designed to seem to be alive, but it never is.

One of the main reasons why fly fishing in saltwater is different from freshwater fly fishing is that you are up against various obstacles. The buoyancy is unlike that in fresh water fishing. An experienced fly fisher can take this into handle this distinction.

Also, many fishers believe the types of fish found in the saltwater are much more appealing than those of the freshwater fish. Plus, the terrain is ordinarily much different than freshwater giving it an added challenge. No matter what your reasons may be, many find spending an afternoon out saltwater fishing to be both an entertaining and satisfying way to fill the day.