Kite Fishing – Insect Bait

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Fly baits are made from natural materials such as hair, feathers or fronds as well as synthetic materials that are tied to a hook and processed into an organism to be imitated. In addition, the design of this lure is light and easy to float and sink. However, this method is different from the polishing / casting technique, because such fly fishing is more about controlling the fishing line when fishing to show the lure is really alive.

Fly fishing techniques

Usually, the movement of the rod for this “fly fishing” technique refers to “10 – 2” which is the movement of the rod when the cast forward starts with the position at 10 o’clock and then cast back to the position at 2 o’clock.

Types of insect bait for fly fishing

Dry Insects / Dry Fly

Dry insects

These baits are specially designed to float on the surface of the water. Bait designs like this will look like insects or larvae that fall into the water and then float to attract fish. Good design takes a long time to master in its manufacture. This is because not only does it need to look the same as an insect but there are some more details that need to be emphasized by anglers.

For example, the design of this dry insect lure should be in the correct position when falling on the surface of the water, remain dry and not sink into the water. In addition, this dry insect will be fastened with a waterproof device and added with a special liquid layer to prevent the absorption of water so that it can float on the surface of the water.

Wet Insects /Wet Flies

Wet insects

This is different from dry insects, if earlier dry insects were designed to float on the surface of the water while these wet insects were specially designed to sink into the water. This technique is very popular in Britain and Scotland for fishing for trout and salmon.



Streamer fishing is a method of fly fishing that uses submerged flies called streamers. Streamers are made to mimic “bait-fish”, or smaller fish that are usually preferred by larger fish, such as sculpin and small fish.



In fly fishing, nymph is a general term used to describe a type of artificial insect that represents the food of underwater fish. More specifically, these nymphs are made to mimic immature insects (aquatic insects) at the pre-adult or larval stage.

Weighted Flies

Weighted Flies

This bait is not very suitable for this fly fishing technique. This is because the bait tied with weights is intended to sink in the water. Weights attached to the bait are not counted as kites because of their heavy condition and difficult to use in this technique. However, such baits are used for light polishing techniques.


plain bugs

popping bugs

There are two types of bugs namely plain bugs and popping bugs. Pop bugs are also known as pop-rod poppers, bass bugs and bass poppers. The design of these popping bugs is like insects and is made of cork or other sponge material..

Keel Flies

keel flies

Much like the bait of streamers, the bait of these keel flies is tied so that the hook rests on the water. Hooks that ride this way will rarely get stuck at the bottom. That allows an angler to fish deeper with artificial or artificial nymphs without losing a lot of flies and increases the chances of getting fish.

Plastic Flies

serangga plastik

In particular, these plastic insects are not included in the family of fly baits. This is because these baits are more of a bait for ultralight fishing. Typically, these plastic baits are marketed in various forms of animal replicas of insects such as ants, cockroaches, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and more.





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