There are many ways to catch fish, I will try to tell in more detail about one of them. This will not be an article with a claim to genius. Most likely, a small explanatory note, which collects information from publicly available sources, supplemented by personal fishing experience.
Actually, everything lies on the surface.
Fly is translated from English as a fly, therefore, therefore, we fish on hooked flies.
Jig (Italian giga, Eng. Jig) is a fast ancient dance recorded in the 16th century on the British Isles.
Spinning (eng. Spinning, from spin – “rotate”) – sports equipment for fishing on artificial and natural baits, as well as a method of fishing using spinning. Fishing consists in casting the bait in a reservoir and its wiring.
Speaking of jig wiring, it is incorrect to identify it with a step. The dance can be completely different, this is largely due to the characteristics of the tackle, bait and individual characteristics of the angler. The concepts “Russian jig”, “American”, “micro-jig explosions”, “morotyats”, etc., which are already rooted in Russian spinningists, are more likely tied to certain baits that are difficult to animate in any other way. Since, for all fly knitters, the products are very individual, all the well-known techniques are used in fly-jig with respect to each specific fly model. The one that will give a result for the fish and is considered working.
Before moving on to flies, you need to understand what is the main difference between spinning and fly fishing? The answer is simple, in the spinning the casting is carried out due to the weight of the casting bait, while in the fly fishing the fisherman casts the fly fishing cord, and the bait in the casting takes an indirect part, you can even say that it, to some extent, prevents casting, impairing the aerodynamics of the gear . Given that spinning jig heads are significantly heavier than fly fishing heads, most flies are structurally different.
I will outline the main types.
1. nymphs – imitate aquatic invertebrates (amphipods, nymphs of mayflies, caddis flies, spring grassflies, mosquito larvae) living on the bottom or drawn by a stream in the water column.
2. Streamers – imitate small fish, leeches, shrimps, crustaceans, tadpoles, other inhabitants of the underwater world.
3. Irritants – equipped with activation discs for gurgling, rattles, rotating petals or propellers. They create vibration or noise.
The flies are distinguished by the degree of imitation of living organisms:
1. realistic – depicting a simulated insect with a high degree of similarity.
2. imitation (stencil) – imitating the most important proportions and shapes of an insect or group of insects.
3. fantasy flies (attractors) – do not have prototypes in nature. They provoke fish to a grip out of curiosity, the instinct of protecting the territory, or aggression.
4. decorative, or frame flies. Flies associated with rare or expensive materials and not intended for fishing. The manufacture of such flies is practiced as an independent art; work on a complex fly can take several days. "Frame" flies are shown at exhibitions and competitions of knitters, sold and made to order for collections.
I’m not afraid to take the liberty and say that catching a fish by a spinning fly with a hand-tied fly is the main motivation for most fly jig spinning players. Using marketing tinsel and shouting that this is super catchy bait is ridiculous, every fisherman with little experience understands that it is not the tackle that catches, but the fisherman. Moreover, knitted baits are passive and require mandatory animation, and this is far from catching newcomers to idiot baits. Rather, moving to a higher level of fishing skill.
Catch on what you like! Catch what you can! Catch as much as you can eat – leave the rest to your fishermen!
The article used photographs of flycatchers from the group
Andrey Ambrosevich, Dmitry Kraev, Natalya Babich, Mikhail Menchikov, Andrey Borisov, Vitaly Svirkov.