I came across this useful fly fishing iPhone application and felt I would share it with all of you. The application is really handy as it offers quick tips right at your finger tips, which means if you suddenly need to find out something about a fly, there’s a good chance the application will have the information for you. There are also some tutorials inside the application, amongst other things. Below is a quick video that will give you more of an idea:
My only gripe is the cost, it sells for $14.99, which is considerably more than most applications, in fact, most applications cost around $2, so it’s quite a lot more. If you’re interested in downloading the application, here’s the link. The application has also been built for the iPad, so if you’re an iPad user, you won’t be left out.
The first time you get a rod, someone will probably tie the leader to the fly line for you and they’ll probably add a tippet. But when it comes to the time when you have to do it, it’s tricky, so let me explain a little. The fly line is the thick line, which connects to the reel first, the leader is then tied to the fly line and finally the tippet is tied to the leader.
REEL > Fly line > Leader > Tippet (thickest to thinnest).
I’ve done a lot of research and I’m most comfortable tying two perfection loops and attaching them (one perfection loop on fly line and one on the leader). I remember the first time I had to do it, I struggled, but after quite a lot of research, I found a video which really does go over it slowly and I wish I could have seen this when I was learning.
Let’s have a look:
Confused, leave a comment and I’ll help as best as I can.