Fly fishing is a great leisure activity for those looking to try a different kind of fishing or those who just want to get out on the water. However, there are some misconceptions about fly fishing. Here are several of these myths and why they aren’t necessarily true.
One myth is that trout are more likely to bite shortly after dawn. The truth is that water temperature, not the sun’s position, triggers the trout to look for food. On the topic of weather, some say that barometric pressure has an impact on the trout’s likelihood of feeding, but instead it’s the insect activity that determines when a trout is more likely to feed. Barometric pressure is just one factor that causes these insects to be more active.
Another typical misconception involves cast length. The myth of the long cast being better for catching trout has been debunked several times. In actuality, shorter casts that present properly have a much higher probability of catching trout.