Fishing is a popular sport for men and women and all age groups. Lure and fly fishing are aimed at catching fish by providing them with bait and luring them into thinking it is a meal. The lure and fly resemble what the fish eat naturally in the water. With fly fishing, the bait resembles an insect which darts over the water before settling on the water surface. “Flies” are actually artificial lures made of plastic materials, feathers and fur.
To fish with a lure, as opposed to a fly, the line is cast out and usually has a bobber attached to indicate when the fish nibbles the bait. It also has a sinker to help the bait stay underwater. You can find lures that look like minnows, grasshoppers, frogs, tadpoles, flashing bits of metal, colored beads to look like fish eggs and they can vary in size depending on the type of fish being sought – the possibilities are endless.
Fly fishermen use lighter poles with either a sinking line or floating line; this depends on whether the fly is a wet fly or a dry fly. With a dry fly, the object is to have the fly sit on top of the water. Little jerks on the line will make the fly move and hopefully attract a fish. The line can be “stripped” in slowly in little jerky movements. When the line is close to the fisherman, it is lifted out of the water and whipped back and forth to extend the amount of line that is out and the fly is once again landed on the water. Some fishermen will use a boat and motor and troll while the line is out and the fly is either on the water or under the water, depending on the line and the fly.