Spin fishing and fly fishing are two main types of fishing. Spin fishing is used to catch a large variety of fish using crankbaits and other resistance lures that fly fishers cannot use. Typically done in still water, spin fishing is focused on results, whereby an angler wants to catch as many fish as possible, and many argue that it is easier than fly fishing.
Often undertaken in moving water such as rivers, fly fishing is commonly used to catch trout. However fly fishers can catch many kinds of fish in both still and moving water. Many anglers consider fly fishing a more peaceful and natural way to catch fish, as the lures are made with animal-based materials, such as feathers and hair. Because fly fishing presents a higher degree of difficulty than spin fishing, many anglers eventually graduate to fly fishing to further challenge themselves.