To choose the best style you will need to do some considerations. It also depends on your personal preference. Though I can advise you to try out both and see which suits you better.
Even though I know of many anglers that practice both techniques.
Here is what you need to consider:
1. Water Body You Will Fish In
To know the style to use you will, first of all, know the type of water body surrounding you. Are they still water or moving water? By this I mean do you live near a lake or a river. When you get the answer to this you can easily choose the best style for you. If it’s near Stillwater use spin fishing style and for moving water use the fly fishing style.
2. Skill Level
The level of skills that you have is vital when choosing your style. If you are a beginner I recommend you first try out basic fly fishing because it is easier. After gaining some skills you can now advance to spin fishing in the lakes.
The good thing is that you can advance your fly fishing skills.
3. Equipment You Have
I recommend you check the equipment that you have and decide what you want. For example, if you have access to a boat, you can venture into spin fishing.
Having a piece of equipment like a wader can lead you to fly fishing. This is just a simplified way to know what to start with.
When beginning you can borrow a friend some of the equipment you may need.
4. Startup Cash
To choose the best fishing you need to consider the cash that you have. These will determine whether you can purchase things like flies and the necessary rods. If you have a higher amount of cash it will be easier to venture into fly-fishing than with little cash.
When you have little cash I advise you to venture into spin fishing along the shore of the still water. With time you will generate some cash to at least hire a boat.
5. Personal Preference
I always stress this, that your preference is the most important thing when choosing the best fishing style. Even if you meet all the criteria for a certain style but you don’t have the passion.
It will be a waste of time. I, therefore, recommend you start with what you like and that which will make you happy.
Though regular fishing and fly fishing seem to be the same, there are a handful of differences to distinguish between the two.
We have seen the above. It’s good you consider the differences before settling for one.
When it comes to fly fishing vs regular fishing, they are all good it depends on you. Now get out there and do what you love.