TOP TIPS FOR SALT WA­TER FLY FISH­ERS

New Zealand Fishing World - - Saltwater Fly Fishing -

Use the shops. NZ is for­tu­nate to have our own ded­i­cated SWF shops like Rod and Reel in New­mar­ket, with ex­cel­lent staff and web­sites Per­fect your cast. It is not as hard as it looks. Join a club like Strip­strike if you are in Auck­land or use in­struc­tional videos Use bar­b­less hooks. You will not lose fish (ex­cept ka­hawai) and bar­b­less hooks are much eas­ier to re­move from your soft bits, clothes and friends Make fly fish­ing part of your trip. When get­ting into SWF for the first time, I rec­om­mend tak­ing fly gear with you on a reg­u­lar fish­ing trip. If the fish­ing is great, get your fill on your tried and tested meth­ods, then drop down a fly. Good value and cheap aren’t the same. Beware of the su­per cheap salt­wa­ter flies on Trademe. They tend to be tied on poor hooks. I rec­om­mend go­ing through a lo­cal shop.

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