Fishing that mainly involves a fly as bait is mainly referred to as fly fishing. A specialized rod is used in this kind of fishing. The process of casting that is almost weightless requires that the person who is doing the casting to have a number of special techniques in doing the job. In this kind of fishing, hand tied flies are used, which are made to look like the artificial invertebrates which serve the purpose of attracting the fish and catching it. The long rod is moved forward and backwards by the fly angler, so that the fly which has no weight may move forward. Fly fishing may be a way through which the fishermen make their living, or may also be a sports process. This kind of fishing can be done in both fresh and salty water. Fly fishing techniques mainly change from one habitat to the next. Lakes and ponds are some of the different habitats that are available for fly fishing. Colorado is one of the localities that are involved in fly fishing.
Fly fishing is dated to the oldest method of fishing to be recorded in the life of man. It was first discovered in Macedonia. However, this kind of fishing faced some minor changes with the growth in technology. Solid wood is the material that was initially used to construct the fly fishing rod. Later, split bamboo was used as a rod. These bamboos were particularly received from China. The bamboo rod was much more beneficial compared to the wood rod because it was stronger and could not break easily. Colorado used bamboo as their material of choice in the construction of the fishing rods. The carbon rods were later discovered to replace the bamboo rods. This was shortly after the Second World War. The graphite rods completely replaced the bamboo rods, and continue to be used to date.
In Colorado, the artificial flies are made to look like insects and bait fish which are familiar sources of food for the fish.Colorado particularly uses the artificial flies in place of insects and the sources of food for fish during the fishing process. Unlike the rest of the locations and countries, four types of flies are used in Colorado during fishing. To look like resting insects, dry flies are made to float on water so that they may attract fish. The wet flies are then used in fishing below the surface of water. The wet flies are in particular used to look like they are drowning. The streamers, on the other hand, are made to look like the fish that are used as bait. The same function is carried out by the narrow flies.