It’s all possible for high-tech, low-tech, and fly-fishing anglers
Fishing has seen many changes over the years. Fishing has taken many turns, from low-tech to high-tech. There are many options for fishing these days. Fishing can be done with or without a pole. Low-tech fishing can be easy and fun. High-tech fishing can be just as fun, but it is more costly.
Low Tech Fishing
Fishing low tech, an age-old sport, will challenge your fishing skills. You would face the fish to determine who wins. This is the old sport, where you could take a stick or a limb from a tree and tie a string to it. Attach a hook to make a bait, and you’re good to go.
Low-tech fishing is a test of your ability to spot fish and how to lure them.
Jug Fishing – Fishing Without a Pole
Jug fishing is when you fish without using a pole. It is most commonly used to catch gar and catfish.
Fishing without a rod was the lazy man’s method of fishing. It was effective and productive for those that didn’t have time or were too lazy to use a pole. You just had to hook a hook and place it on a line. You can always come back later to see what you caught.
You can catch multiple fish by setting up a trotline with several hooks. Once you have baited all the fish, attach the line to a tree, or other anchoring device.
Low Tech Fly-Fishing with Some Help
Fishing has become an art and a science. Fly fishing requires the use of artificial bait, usually handmade. The bait is often made from feathers, thread, and other materials that attract fish. They are designed to look natural foods, which the fish will eat.
Attractants can also be used to attract other types of flies. Attractants are flies which don’t look like any natural food but that antagonize fish’s protective instincts.
It is said that a fly must catch an angler before it can catch fish. Simply put, this means that if an angler doesn’t believe it will work, it won’t be used. It will not catch any fish.
High Tech Fishing
The technology has made fishing more sophisticated. There are many equipment options that can enhance the fishing experience and give anglers an edge over the fish.
- High-speed boats that can outrun and transport anglers quickly
- Sonar is used to locate the fish and determine their depth.
- Use GPS to locate them, so they can return to their fishing spot easily.
- An electronic color matching device to determine the most effective lure color for water clarity and depth
- Submersible high-powered lights that attract fish.
You can find the best equipment to catch fish high-tech by looking online and in sporting goods stores.