DID YOU KNOW……?
Originally fly fishing lines were commonly made of braided horsehair.
(Bet they couldn’t cast far in those days?)
Fly fishing is an ancient form of angling dating back to 200 CE.
(That must be when they started braiding the horsehair then.)
You can participate in fly fishing in both salt and fresh water.
(But wading is more difficult surely?)
In 1982 Mary Orvis Marbury created the first book of fly patterns.
(That’s one bored housewife right there!)
In the 1940-50’s Helen Shaw introduced new and innovate
fly-tying techniques that are still in use
(Wow ladies of the world unite)
There are 2 main types of fly fishing; wet and dry.
(Either way, you’re gonna get wet!)
Trout don’t have scales for the first month of their life.
(So no calorie counting for them then?)
Salmon and trout can interbreed and do produce hybrids.
(I know some couples like that)
A Trout can look and focus out of both corners of each eye simultaneously meaning that it can see in almost every direction at once.
(Just like your mum used to)
The record rod caught sea trout was caught off Calshot Spit in the Solent by J. Farrent. It weighed 28lbs 5oz (12.85kg).
(Bringing it home for the lads)
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process." Paul O'Neil, 1965