For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Complicate, Why I ask.
Yes, " to make something more difficult or confusing by causing it to be more complex"....not here. When I started fly fishing I felt inferior on the river. I think most of you know what I'm speaking of. The tackle I had was just below entry level, and my knowledge of what I was doing could be compared to puppy training. I have changed a bit over the years and in that time I have always felt that the the simple way is the only way to go.
Fly fishing to the new comer can be seemingly a sport that can't be mastered. Don't believe it. It's only as hard as the catalogs say it is. Take what you have and go with it. As you progress and become able to, go for what "you" like, "do it". Trout can be taken on fancy, and simple, equally.
I like to tie flies, I know I'm not a master by any stretch, but the enjoyment I get from crafting feathers to a hook is enormous. The realization today that flies that caught trout 400 years ago are still performing the same task this day.
Boy you can't get much simpler. A hook, silk thread, and a feather.
A fly that brought trout to hand the other day is a fly that did likewise centuries ago.