Fly Fishing vs. Spin Fishing


From Turning Stones Blog

One of the most popular and relaxing pastimes in western North Carolina is fishing. Our waters are rich with prized trout. There are many techniques to employ when trying to catch fish in the Smoky Mountains. In this article, we are discussing the difference between when to employ fly fishing and spin fishing. 

What Is Fly Fishing?

Fly fishing is a method of angling in which an artificial fly is used to lure fish. The fly is cast using a long, flexible rod and a specialized fly reel. 

The fly is designed to mimic the look and movement of an insect, and the casting technique is delicate and precise. Fly fishing is often used to catch trout and other freshwater species, as well as saltwater species like bonefish, tarpon, and permit.

What Is Spin Fishing?

Spin fishing is a method of angling in which a baited hook or a lure is used to attract fish. A spinning reel is used to cast the line, and the rod is typically shorter and stiffer than a fly fishing rod. The casting technique used in spin fishing is simpler and more direct than in fly fishing. 

Spin fishing can be used to catch a wide variety of fish species, including freshwater species like bass, pike, and walleye, as well as saltwater species like tuna, marlin, and sailfish. KEEP READING ARTICLE

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