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. The specialization in this kind of fishing comes when the fisherman uses a hand tied fly which is particularly meant to attract fish and act as bait. 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 is believed to be one of the most challenging method of fishing and sport fishing. Fly fishing is mainly carried out in waters that are fresh, and also the ones that are salty. The technique through which fly fishing is done mainly differs from one habitat to the next. These different habitats may include lakes, streams and ponds. This kind of fishing is mostly carried out in Colorado.
Fly fishing is considered to be the oldest method of recreational angling. It was first discovered in Macedonia. The development in technology led to some minor changes in fly fishing. The rods were earlier constructed using rods that were made from solid wood. Later, split bamboo was used as a rod. China is the country that was used in the production of the bamboo splits that were used in the construction of the fishing rods. Bamboo was observed to be a stronger material that would be used in rod construction when compared to the wood rod. It later became the material of choice that was used to make the fly fishing rods in Colorado. Later, the carbon rods were discovered and used in place of the bamboo rods. The carbon rods were discovered after the second world war ended. The graphite rod has remained to be the material of choice due to its remarkable strength and its little weight.
Instead of using insects and foods that may be used as bait to attract fish during fishing, Colorado mainly uses the artificial flies. There are four types that are usually used in Colorado. First, there are the dry flies which designed to float on water and to mimic a resting insect. In order to carryout fishing below the surface of the water, wet flies are used. 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 narrow flies are also made to serve the same purpose as the streamers type.