Fly fishing mainly involves using the artificial flies to act as bait in catching fish during fishing. A specialized rod is used in this kind of fishing. Fly fishing is a unique fishing process that can only be carried out by specialized people since there are a number of techniques that are employed during the fishing process. The fishermen who are involved in fly fishing mainly uses flies that are hand tied, and which resembles the natural invertebrates or bait fish, which is particularly meant to make the fish to strike through biting the fly. The long rod is moved forward and backwards by the fly angler, so that the fly which has no weight may move forward. Fly fishing may be a way through which the fishermen make their living, or may also be a sports process. This kind of fishing can be done in both fresh and salty water. Fly fishing techniques mainly change from one habitat to the next. Lakes, ponds and streams are some of the examples of the different habitats that fly fishing may be done. Fly fishing is mostly carried out in Colorado and its environs.
Fly fishing is dated to the oldest method of fishing to be recorded in the life of man. The discovery on this kind of fishing was first made in Macedonia. The development in technology led to some minor changes in fly fishing. Solid wood is the material that was initially used to construct the fly fishing rod. Split bamboo was later used in the construction of the fishing rod. China is the country that was used in the production of the bamboo splits that were used in the construction of the fishing rods. Bamboo was observed to be a stronger material that would be used in rod construction when compared to the wood rod. Colorado used bamboo as their material of choice in the construction of the fishing rods. Later, the carbon rods were discovered and used in place of 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. Four types of flies are used in fly fishing in Colorado. To look like resting insects, dry flies are made to float on water so that they may attract fish. The wet flies are fished below the surface of the water. They are meant to imitate the drowned insects. The streamers, on the other hand, are made to look like the fish that are used as bait. The same function is carried out by the narrow flies.