Biology of Fly Fishing - Part 1
8 CommentsFriday, 30 November 2018 | Paul G
Biology of Fly Fishing: Part 1 of "A Biohacker's Guide"
So much conventional wisdom and information in fly fishing ignores basic knowledge that has been around for decades in the science of animal behavior.
Surprisingly, it can be a huge short-cut to discover how visual predators (including trout) recognize "food". This can save a lot of the leg work (and space in your brain!) that's involved with learning fly fishing flies and tactics fact-by-fact. Here's the first episode that lays out the foundations:
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Fast Track Biology for Fly Fishing
The entire basis of fly fishing is to fool a fish into accepting your (entirely artificial) fly pattern as if it were genuine prey. Because of this, the whole activity boils down to "hotwiring" the systems that fish normally use to recognize what is worth eating (and how to tell that apart from general crap drifting past!). So, while you don't have to throw out what you know already, you can help to make your knowledge more effective by looking at it in the light of some extra biological info...
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