One of the most popular outdoor pastimes today is Trout fishing. With a wide variety of species of Trout that have very different habits and habitats there are as many ways to fish for trout as there are species of Trout. With this wide a variety of Trout there is a good chance you can find a place to fish for Trout near you and be able to bring home fresh Trout for dinner.
One very popular method of Trout fishing is fly fishing. Unfortunately fly fishing has a reputation of being difficult to learn and require expensive special equipment in order to fish with flies. Luckily this is not really the case as there are many ways to use flies while fishing and some do not require any special equipment at all.
The first thing to know about fly fishing is flies have practically no weight to assist in casting. This is the reason fly fishing gear is specialized as it is the weight of the fly line that carries the fly to the fish. Fishing this way is very different from more standard methods of applying weights to carry the bait or lure to the fish.
Learning to use a fly rod, reel and line combination does take some practice but once you get the basics down it is a very relaxing way to fish. If you would still like to use flies to fish and not worry about learning how to use an entirely new method of fishing there are several ways one can fly fish with a more standard fishing rod and reel.
One common and easy way to fly fish with a standard spin casting rod and reel is simply tie a fly on the end of your line and then a few feet above the fly place a standard bobber that can clip to your line and will allow enough weight to be able to cast both the bobber and fly out to the fish. This is only one idea out of many ways to use standard fishing equipment to fly fish.
You can catch Trout using almost any kind of equipment from ultra light spin casting to heavier weight deep water trolling equipment. The choice of equipment will vary depending on the type of Trout you are fishing for and the type of water you are fishing in. A popular type of Trout is the Rainbow Trout these trout can be found in many different locations from streams to lakes and ponds. Many times these Trout are specially stocked in places you might not have considered.
It does not matter what kind of Trout you want to catch understanding local conditions is very important in order to have a successful fishing trip. Knowing local conditions will help you choose the right equipment and know the best method to catch fish in the area you are planning to fish. This is likely the most important part of a successful fishing trip and should never be forgotten.