What equipment is needed for fishing?
“Hi I’m James Bianchi and I teach at Plumpton College. I teach game keeping, and part of the course that we do with our game keeping courses relate to course gaming and sea angling. Today we’re gonna have a look at fly casting. On the table is some kit that we’re gonna need. First and foremost we have our fly rod. This is only a small tube and it’s just a 4 piece rod. It’s an 8ft rod it’s not particularly big and it’s mostly used for stream fishing, but I like to use it for most things. Also have a reel, this reel is holding our fly line. That’s the stuff we’re gonna cast our fly with. As you can see it’s a snazzy peach colour. These are our sunglasses. These are an essential piece of kit as they’re gonna stop us getting hit in the eye with lumps of fluff and hook that are travelling at about 60mph. No one wants to lose an eye to one of those, and no one wants one of those as an eyebrow piercing. We also have a hat. Similar thing really, that gonna protect the back of our neck from getting hit by fly’s. And we also have on the end a waistcoat. I’m not gonna use this in the demonstration, but i thought it was an essential piece of kit to show you anyway. It’s made up of a number of pockets which are quite useful for holding spare reels and line and other fly’s and things. We’ll have a little patch on the front to hold our fly’s. And lot’s of D rings we can use to hook things like landing nets, priests, maybe torches if we’re fly fishing at night.”