Fly fishing is a popular sport that has been practised for centuries. It is an angling method in which an artificial “fly” is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a rod and line, and the angler must use skill to lure the fish in. Fly fishing can be done from shore or from a boat, and it can be done in streams, rivers, lakes, or ponds.
The type of fish that you can catch with fly fishing depends on the body of water you’re fishing in and the type of fly you’re using. In general, trout are one of the most popular species to Target with fly fishing. This includes brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, and cutthroat trout. Other species that can be caught with fly fishing include bass, panfish (bluegill and crappie), pike, muskellunge (muskie), salmon, steelhead (rainbow trout/salmon hybrid) carp, catfish, stripers (striped bass), walleye and shad.
The most common technique for catching these fish is to use a dry fly (an imitation of an insect on top of the water) or a wet fly (an imitation of an insect underwater). Different flies work better for different fish species; for example, for bass you may want to use a streamer pattern that imitates minnows or other baitfish.
Fly fishing also requires different tackle depending on what type of fish you are trying to catch; for example if you are Targeting larger fish such as pike or muskie then you will need heavier tackle than if you were trying to catch smaller fish such as bluegill or crappie.
In conclusion, there are many types of fish that can be caught with fly-fishing depending on the body of water and type of fly used. Trout are one of the most popular species Targeted with this method but there are also many other types including bass, panfish, pike, muskellunge (muskie), salmon, steelhead (rainbow trout/salmon hybrid) carp, catfish stripers (striped bass), walleye and shad. Different flies work better for different species so it’s important to research what kind will work best for your Target species as well as ensuring you have the right type of tackle for larger fish versus smaller ones.