Fly Fishing Species
By Brian Milne
A majority of fly fishers spend their time fishing freshwater streams, rivers and lakes. The rainbow trout is by far the most sought-after species by fly anglers, although the largemouth pass is the most popular fish in the eyes of the general fishing population. Either way, there are a number of freshwater species that make for good fishing throughout the seasons.
Fly fishing for saltwater species takes a real knack for relative fisheries these fish can be found. Anglers fly fish for everything from redfish in the flats, to halibut and surfperch in the surf zone and sharks and marlin in the deep sea.
More and more species are being added to the International Game Fish Association's record book each year. In 2008, the IGFA added eight new species to the record book. Here's a look at some record catches at both the state, national and international levels.