Fly fishing is the fishing process which involves using a fly to catch a fish. A specialized rod is used in this kind of fishing. Fly fishing is particularly special since specialized methods are employed in this kind of fishing, and it can only be carried out by certain specialized persons. The specialization in this kind of fishing comes when the fisherman uses a hand tied fly which is particularly meant to attract fish and act as bait. The almost weightless fly is moved forward by the angler which moves the long rod forward and backwards. Fly fishing is believed to be one of the most challenging method of fishing and sport fishing. Fly fishing is mainly carried out in waters that are fresh, and also the ones that are salty. The technique through which fly fishing is done mainly differs from one habitat to the next. These different habitats may include lakes, streams and ponds. This kind of fishing is mostly carried out in Colorado.
When compared to the rest of the fishing methods that were recently discovered, fly fishing is considered to be the oldest of them all. It was first discovered in Macedonia. However, this kind of fishing faced some minor changes with the growth in technology. The rods were earlier constructed using rods that were made from solid wood. Split bamboo was later used in the construction of the fishing rod. These bamboos were particularly received from China. It was observed to offer a much more superior delicacy as compared to wood. It later became the material of choice that was used to make the fly fishing rods in Colorado. The carbon rods were later discovered to replace the bamboo rods. The carbon rods were discovered after the second world war ended. Since then, the carbon rods have continued to be widely used over the rods that were made from bamboo.
Instead of using insects and foods that may be used as bait to attract fish during fishing, Colorado mainly uses the artificial flies. There are four types that are usually used in Colorado. The first type is the dry flies which are made in a way that they may float on water so that they may look like insects that are resting. In order to carryout fishing below the surface of the water, wet flies are used. The wet insects are usually used so that the fish may be attracted to the insects that look like they are drowning. The streamers are insects that are used to look like the baitfish. The same function is carried out by the narrow flies.