Interestingly enough I have actually been fishing with a spinning rod for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories was my late grandpa took me fishing with him on Strawberry reservoir. I think this is when I developed a great love for fish. However I did not learn how to fly fish till I was 23 years old!
What is your favorite thing about fly fishing?
It’s a very hard thing to narrow down because I feel it changes on a daily basis! Sometimes it is being in the outdoors, clearing my head, feeling the tug on my rod when there is a fish on. So many things, but my favorite thing would have to be how happy it makes me.
How can I save money to afford all the equipment?
I actually will be making a blog post in the near future that will address this issue. But in short it is all about making a plan. You need to work and receive an income, research well made products in your price range, but most importantly you need to plan and budget accordingly!
What is your favorite fish to catch?
That is a very hard question, but when it comes to fly fishing I love catching a nice beautiful trout. Cutthroat although small are very pretty, they have very vibrant colors. Brown trout have less vibrant colors but are very aggressive and put on a great show while hooked.
What is the hardest thing about fly fishing?
The hardest or most difficult thing about fly fishing is learning how to read a river. Trout and other fish are constantly changing their eating preferences, so in order to be the most effective fisherman you need to know what they are looking for and present it in a near perfect way.