When it comes to sports that are relaxing, nothing beats fly fishing, or any kind of fishing for that matter. Come rain or shine, fishing is an enjoyable hobby. What most people do not know is that it is one of the biggest participant sports. Every day, tens of thousands of people will be going somewhere to fish. The good news for those who wish to get involved with the sport is that the equipment is cheap for the beginner. Although it will not be high quality, it is more than enough when starting off. Once the first fish has been caught, along with the adrenaline rush, this more often than not results in the person becoming addicted to fishing.
Fishing generally comes under three main types. The first one is coarse fishing, this is when you will use small hooks, and thin line, and sit at the edge of a river, canal or lake. The type of fish that will be caught are freshwater ones. Sea fishing involves heavier and stiffer rods, and fishing from the edge of the sea, from a pier, or on a boat. This is probably the toughest part of the sport, as it can involve the casting of heavy lead weights. The catch from this type of fishing is usually bigger than those in course fishing, and are often taken home and eaten.
The final type is fly fishing. This involves fishing for game fish, which includes salmon and trout. Fly fishing involves standing on the edge of a river or lake, and constantly casting out a line with a man-made fly on the end. This can be exhausting for some people, but the excitement watching a trout take the fly, and then the battle that ensues, is what makes this variety of fishing thrilling.