Reels for Trout Fishing
The reel for trout fishing should be of a size that is claimed to hold sixty or eighty yards of line, for such a reel will hold only about half that much size E enameled line. The spool should be kept well filled, as it winds faster and keeps the line in nicer shape for casting. A single action click reel is the kind most often used but an automatic may be chosen, and it will answer admirably. A wading landing net should always be used.
When fishing, the fly should be kept in motion, always dancing lightly on the surface of the water. Watch an expert fisherman closely and you will see that his hand is apparently trembling all of the time while the fly is on the water, and that the motion is extended to the rod, line and fly. It is not nervousness, but a practiced art. Fish the portions nearest you first, gradually lengthening you cast and fishing the waters farther away. It is neither necessary nor advisable to fish long at any one place.
When a trout takes the fly, strike quickly. Usually, only a slight motion is needed, especially in stream fishing, but on lakes where the fish are large, a good strike is required.
Regarding the kind of fly to use, study the conditions and try the flies that your judgment tells you are right; if these fail, try others. Larger flies may be used in the spring than in summer. It is best, if possible, to talk this matter over with some person who has done considerable fishing in the waters you intend to visit. On dark days, and late in the evening, the brighter and lighter colors seem to take best.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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