Fly Choice in Focus Lesson 2
10 CommentsMonday, 6 November 2017 | Paul G
If you missed Part 1 you can catch up by Clicking Here
Now you can see the secrets of bringing your simple wet flies to life in Part 2. See below for your on-stream demo & analysis.
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In the video lesson JP happened to be using a tenkara rod (unlike Part 1, where I used a fly rod and reel setup). Now, there will be some fly fishers who are afraid to examine the building blocks of all fly fishing - just because someone mentioned the word "tenkara". You can normally spot these folks when they post memes like "Everyone knows you fish tenkara coz you can't cast" ha ha ha.
I love that meme (and, cough, remind me to dust off my Bakewell country show fly casting trophy cough cough! lol) as it's a decent burn - but also since I know how naive and ironic the statement is!
The one question I'd ask of you is "How much permission you feel you need by the fly fishing main-stream on what you are allowed to study and benefit from in your own fly fishing?".
If you feel able to decide on your own what you're allowed to enjoy, then there's a ton of kick-ass techniques in historic and modern fly fishing methods from around the globe waiting for you. There is such a rich seam of tactics that make simple, impressionistic & functional fly patterns out-perform close-copy flies.
The trick is knowing what the fish "want", how their feeding response is really triggered and what features of flies are actually important in hitting those trigger points. We'll uncover more of this in the third and final lesson soon - so watch this space....
In the meantime - how are we doing with these lessons? Let us know in the comments below - and don't forget to greatly impress your friends with your excellent taste by clicking the social share button(s) on this page!! (how else will they know what a font of fine, valuable fly fishing knowledge you are?).
Paul (many a true word spoken in jest) Gaskell