Bass fishing has a fascinating history. Bass fishing has been around for hundreds of years
Fishing was used as a means to search for food among the people in the south of the United States. Since then, it has encompassed all ages and nations. Today, countries such as Australia, Cuba, South Africa, The United States and most of Europe practice fishing.
Bass happenings during history:
o Bass fishing was born around the years 1768 to 1770
o William Shakespeare Jr. produced the first winding fishing reel and got its patent on 1897.
o The William J. Jamison Co created the first spinner and it became today's spinner baits.
o In 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority and encouraged the creation and building of numerous dams. These dams were later used as fisheries for different species of bass.
o 1937 DuPont Company filed patent for a nylon fishing net, which became today's nylon monofilament fishing line. With some changes it stays straight and lasts quite a long time with cleaning and care.
o In the year 1992 Larry Nixon, the famous fisherman in the history of bass fishing won $ 1M total earnings for this sport on this year. Today we have bass tournaments all over the US and winnings of $ 100,000 to $ 1,000,000 are common.
Bass come in a variety of types:
The most worn bass are:
o Largemouth Bass
o Smallmouth bass
o Kentucky Bass
o White Bass
o Black Bass
o Sea Bass
Australia has Bass but they are different from North American Bass, although they have similar features.
In the 1950s, Due to the development of modern fishing equipment, from bass boats, rods, lines, lures and various fishing gears, Bass fishing lept into the future.
Electronic gear was incorporated among the equipment of bass bass fishers used at that time. Reels of different types, which function in hauling and hoisting, and flipping came into development.
Statistics show sport is increasing and that more and more people are getting interested in today. Surpassing tennis and golf.
Fly fishing for bass is a popular sport as well.
A good fiberglass or bamboo rod is required and comes in various sizes. The most used size is a 9 foot rod. The rod is longer than normal rods because the rod is used to cast the heavier line.
Rods will come in one, two or three piece units. Many fishermen prefer a two piece rod as it is easier to transport.
The type of fly line you use will depend on the rod you select. Look on the rod handle for the type of line to use with this rod.
The reel of a fly rod is very different than a spin casting rod and will hold less line. This is because the line is much thicker. With a spin rod the lure is pulling the line but with a fly rod the line is pulling the lure.
Most bass fly fishers will want to use a Up-Locking with extension butt type rod. Your fishing store will know what your asking for.
Another important item for the fly fisher is a good fishing vest.
You want as many pockets as you can get and large enough to hold your lure boxes and other items. Also make sure there is a felt or wool fly holder to stick extra fly lures to. This makes it easy to change lures when needed.
Chest or hip waders are also a good idea when bass flying fishing. You will be able to wade the river and streams and get right on a bass while in the water. Remember bass like to hide and strike their prey.
A good pair of wading shoes or boot will help too. Find some with good soles of leather, felt or non slippery texture. I used to use rubber soled boots but they were slippery on moss covered rocks in West Virginia, I now have felt glued to the bottoms and find this works well.
When bass fly fishing do not be worried about not catching any bass, it maybe trout time … So fish for trout. They are fun to catch and just as tasty. Get tasty fish recipes and more fishing articles and secrets.
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