WOODFEST COUNTRY SHOW
Fly Fishing - NEW
JR Hartley would be proud of us!
As we are incorporating more country attractions into our new look festival. This is a new display for our show.
Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial "fly" is used to catch fish.
The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or “lure “requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural invertebrates, baitfish, other food organisms, or “lures “to provoke the fish to strike (bite at the fly).
Fly fishing can be done in fresh or salt water.
North Americans usually distinguish freshwater fishing between cold-water species (trout, salmon, steelhead) and warm-water species, notably bass.
In Britain, where natural water temperatures vary less, the distinction is between game fishing for trout and salmon versus coarse fishing for other species. Techniques for fly fishing differ with habitat (lakes and ponds, small streams, large rivers, bays and estuaries, and open ocean.)
Here at Woodfest Country Show this year for the first time, we have created a fishing pond in a calm and quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle of the festival, for you to watch and learn from the anglers, and have a try yourself, under the tuition of experienced fly fishers.
“ A lovely peaceful repose”