Richard VannIf you have read our last blog, then you already know that there are many pros to Colorado fly fishing over spin fishing. We discussed how discrete a fly is, the distance that you can cast, and the cost of flies vs. lures. Although we love fly fishing, we understand that there can be some drawbacks to it as well. The following is a list of the cons of fly fishing:

  • Cost- The initial cost of fly fishing is a lot more than spin fishing, and one of the main reasons is that fly fishing requires a lot more equipment. You will need strike indicators, tippets, waders, the rod, the reel, etc. 
  • Not ideal in every situation- While it’s true that you can cast a fly much farther than a lure, when you need to cast deep into the water, fly fishing can be a lot more work.
  • Space- Fly fishing requires much more space than spin fishing. If you don’t give yourself enough room to cast your fly, you could end up having to retrieve your flies out of nearby trees and bushes quite often.
  • Skill- Casting a fly takes practice and skill, while spin fishing is great for beginners of all ages. Having to practice and develop skill can be frustrating for some, but once you get it down, you will absolutely love it!

Now that you know that main differences between fly fishing and spin fishing you can answer the age-old question for yourself. Which is better, fly fishing or spin fishing? If you have never been fly fishing, then it is time to give it a shot by scheduling your fly fishing trip with us in Rocky Mountain National Park. We even provide all of the equipment for you!