Fly fishing as a way to hunt goes back thousands of years. One of the first tools used by early man was the fishing hook. The earliest written history of fishing with a fly was by the Macedonians using an artificial materials replicating an insect to catch trout. They would lay the imitation insect with a line tied to one end and create small movements with the line, causing movement in the artificial insect and thus catching trout.
Fly fishing as a sport started in England during the 14th century and has
now become an international sport not only for fresh water lakes and rivers,
but also in saltwater for numerous ocean game fish.