Saturday, October 17, 2009


Interesting thought given the popularity of the hybridizing of fly fishing. Not taking any sides here. Just sharing.

Thomas McGuane, from "Live Water"

“In a perfect world, fishing with split shot on the leader wouldn't be fly fishing at all. Neither would monofilament nymphing and maybe even shooting heads. Lee Wulff said that the fish is entitled to the sanctuary of deep water. That's where most of us used to set the bar in trout fishing. We fished on top and tried to devise ways of catching big fish that way, fishing at night, fishing with greater stealth, hunting remote places that rarely saw an angler.”

1 comment:

  1. I'm sticking my neck out here and siding with McGuane. But I'm a dry fly junkie.


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