Real World Fly Fishing -
I must confess that I was
very reluctant to test this game. In my mind it sounded stupid to fish
through a computer. I could not see that anyone could capture the
essence of fly fishing and put it in a computer game. I had also seen
other fishing games before and have always been dissapointed.
But after testing this
game I was surprised how fun it was. I still prefer to go fishing in
real life. The two things are separated by miles, but this game could be
a nice way to spend some rainy days or in long winter evenings. I was
also surprised of how good the graphices was,
far better than any other fishing
game I ever came across.
I also think a novice fisherman actually can learn something by using
One of the negative things
in the simulator was the feeling of casting. I can’t see it is possible
to duplicate this with mouse, keyboard or joystick. But Pishtech's
simulator has solved this pretty good.
In different fishing
situations you can get help from a fishing guide. The guide can give you
both advices and criticism. Maybe the guide is a bit too nice when you
lose the big one by careless drilling.
The fish in the game
behaved a bit stereotyped. If you made a poor presentation or chosen the
wrong fly you would not get any bite. But all of us who fished a lot
know that real fish have much more complex behavior than that. But again
for a computer game it is fairly good.
One more negative thing
about the simulator is that there is no feeling at all when fighting
fish and of course that is not possible to simulate without a special
gadget(it would be fun to see something like an electronic rod, as
an option in future releases). But still to bag the fish in the game you
must have the right drag set on the reel.
This game/simulation offer
475 unique fishing locations on 24 areas of waters. All can be fished
using a large number of combinations of reels, rods, lines, leaders, and
flies. Each location and every section of waters have unique demands
that require you to choose the best equipment, read the water, for
making perfect cast.
The fly box you have
available would be great to have in real life. There are more than 150
flies in different sizes (from size 8-28). And on top of that you can
create your own flies in the game fly tying simulator.
In conclusion: I must
confess that I several times was captured by the game . More than one
got real mad when I lost a virtual trophy trout. And my reaction of this
lost fish was just like in real fishing life. ;-)
By Honken 2007 ©
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fishing simulator software for Windows
Pishtech's Real World Fly
Fishing is the most life-like simulation of fly fishing. It features
amazing photo-quality graphics and a huge collection of fishing
locations. From the physics of casting to the artificial intelligence of
the fish and the art of selecting the perfect fly, Real World Fly
Fishing brings the details of the sport to life. When you can't be
fishing your favorite waters, this is the closest you can get to the
real world on your computer.
Beginning fly anglers will
find Real World Fly Fishing a great tool for teaching the basics of the
sport while the more experienced will appreciate the realism as they
learn additional techniques and hone their skills. This game captures
the excitement of exploring new waters, choosing the right equipment,
making a careful presentation of an artificial fly and the rush of
hooking a big fish when everything comes together.
Real World Fly Fishing -
Third Edition on CD ROM
The Third Edition features
all the fish and locations from the original edition and Deluxe Edition,
plus all the available add-ons released through March 2007, plus several
more rivers exclusively available in the Third Edition. This edition
features 24 rivers, lakes and streams with over 475 fishing sites. You
have a truly vast world of fly fishing to explore.
New in the Third Edition:
Fly Tying! Create and fish with your own flies. You have over 200 fly
tying materials and components to work with. Add your favorite flies to
the game or invent new ones and test them at your favorite fishing