Fly-fishing is usually done during sunny days. Even so, there are still avid fans of fly-fishing who continues to do their hobby even during winter. This means that fly fishers can enjoy a year-round fly-fishing experience. Let’s not disregard though, the possibilities of fishing during bad weather. Is it still possible? The answer is a straight yes. If you really want it, go ahead and do it. Just make sure though, that you are prepared for whatever could happen.
If you are already in the middle of a fishing activity when suddenly, strong winds start to blow, what will you do? When this happens, you can easily tell that there is going to be a storm coming up. What you need to do is to look out for thunderstorms that are commonly present during these kinds of weather. Thunderstorms are actually your primary concern because it’s really dangerous to be out and about in the open in weather like this. What you need to think of first is to go to places where thunderstorms can’t reach you. This should instantaneously tell you to go on higher grounds where it is safe.
If ever this happens, don’t just panic and run wildly out of the water (if ever you are half-submerged) because you won’t only scare the fish away, your thoughts can also skip and you might not be able to think properly any longer. Be sure that you are capable of handling circumstances like this, especially when you are alone.
There are stormy weathers which do not show any sign of thunderstorms too. If it is the case, then you are still good for fishing as it will even increase the chances of catching fish. The wind that is causing the water to move also has an effect on the fish. Expect to catch small fish though even in shallow waters during this type of weather. As for larger ones, you can still too, but you will have to move to the deeper part of the water. When you do, make sure that you have somebody else to help you out in pulling the fish out since it will be twice difficult to retrieve a fish during windy weather.