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6. A Very Brief History Of Fly Fishing (6 of 19)

Take a journey through the history of fly fishing in this informative fly fishing history video. This Orvis video gives a brief, yet informative history of the sport.
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Video Transcript:

English

Fly fishing has been around for quite some time. It began in the Middle Ages, when people noticed fish eating small bugs that were tough to keep on the hook as bait.

Early fly fishers didn't do much casting and didn't use a reel. Their methods were very similar to a Japanese method of fishing called tenkara, which has become increasingly popular around the world.

At the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century, fly rods got better, and fly anglers learned to cast longer distances. Then they added reels to store line. They also began catching bigger fish that would make long runs. This new equipment helped increase the interest in fly fishing.

In the second half of the 20th century, fly fishing became more popular with everyone from presidents to movie stars to ordinary anglers who were looking for more of a challenge when they were fishing. Fly fishing was suddenly the new and exciting way to catch fish. Best of all, the sport expanded from being just for trout to saltwater fish and warm water species, like bass and pike.

At the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont, the history of fly fishing is well chronicled. If you get a chance to visit the region, I highly recommend you spend some time in the museum. It really is fascinating.

Spanish

La pesca con mosca existe desde tiempos remotos, comenzó en la edad media cuando notaron que los peces comían pequeños bichos, pero era complicado sujetarlos del ansuelo. La pesca con mosca no usaban plomos ni carretes y sus métodos eran muy similares a una técnica de pesca japonesa llamada Tenkara, la cual se volvió popular muy rápidamente en todo el mundo.

A finales del Siglo XIX las cañas de pesca mejoraron, y los pescadores aprendieron a hacerlo desde distancias más largas. Luego, añadieron carretes para tener más cuerda. También, comenzaron a capturar pescados más grandes. Este nuevo equipo, ayudó a incrementar el interés en la pesca con mosca. En la segunda mitad del Siglo XX, la pesca con mosca se volvió más popular, todo el mundo lo hacia, desde presidentes, y estrellas del cine, a pescadores comunes que buscaban por un reto cuando estaban pescando.

La pesca con mosca, repentinamente era la nueva manera de capturar pescados, lo mejor de todo es que el deporte se expandió, paso ser de un deporte que capturaba truchas, a capturar otras especies como bass y macabí. En el Museo Americano de Pesca con Mosca en Manchester, la historia de la pesca con mosca está bien detallada, si tienen la oportunidad de visitar esta región, les recomiendo que tomen un tiempo para ir al museo, es muy fascinante.

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