Over the years, fishing has taken many turns. It has gone in many directions, from low tech to high tech. You have many choices of fishing nowadays. You can fish with or without a pole. Low-tech fishing is easy and can be fun. High-tech fishing can also be fun, just more expensive.
Low Tech Fishing
The age-old sport of low fishing tech will test your skills. It would be you against the fish and see who comes out the winner. From days past, this is the sport where you could grab a cane pole, or a limb of a tree, tie a string on it, attach a hook, conjure up some bait, and you are all set.
Low-tech fishing tests your knowledge of where the fish will be or how to attract them.
Jug Fishing: Fishing Without a Pole
When you fish without a pole, it is called jug fishing. It is used most of the time for catching catfish and gar.
Fishing without a pole was the poor/lazy man’s way of fishing, effective and productive for those who didn’t have the time to hold a bar or those too lazy to own one. All you had to do was to bait a hook, place it on a line, and a floating device large enough to tire the fish out trying to get loose. You could come back later and see what you have caught.
If you want to catch much fish at once, you simply set out a line with many hooks, baiting all them out, securing the bar to a tree or some kind of anchoring device, and your trotline was ready.
Fly-Fishing Low Tech with Some Help
Fishing became art and science. Fly-fishing requires fishing with artificial, generally handmade, bait. The bait is usually made out of feathers, yarn, thread, and other materials designed to attract a fish, making them look like natural foods on which fish feast.
Another kind of flies is considered attractant. Attractants are flies that don’t resemble any natural foods but antagonize or spark fish’s protective instincts.
This sport has been said that a fly has to catch an angler before catching a fish. Simply put, this explanation is that if the angler doesn’t think it will work, it won’t be used. That means it will never catch a fish.
High Tech Fishing
Fishing has gone high-tech. You can find equipment that will enhance and give the angler an advantage over the fish, or it seems that way.
- High-speed boats to outrun and transport the angler quickly
- Sonar to find the fish and tell what depth they are at
- GPS to mark their location for easy return to the fishing spot.
- Electronic color matching equipment to determine the best color of lure for the depth and clarity of the water
- High-powered lights, which are submersible for attracting fish.
Checking out the web and sporting goods stores will show you all the latest and most excellent equipment for catching fish the high-tech way.
High Tech, Low Tech, or Fly Fishing
High tech, low tech, or fly-fishing, it is your choice. Fishing is an excellent means of relaxation with a prize at the end if you desire. It is fun, and eating what you catch will be the icing on the cake. Go fishing and enjoy the outdoors.