For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
It's A Visual Thing...
Fly fishing can be so complicated, so frustrating. It can be intimidating along with a bit of lack of self confidence. That's how some people see it and that is not what fly fishing is. I see it as a way to let yourself be part of something that is more than fine rods, and large fish. A stream that is close to home as opposed to a river in a far away place. Fly fishing should be a visual thing. A time when you enter the stream and stop to look around. To see the suns rays highlight the riffles. To hear the sounds of birds going about their daily lives. To see a squirrel going to and fro as if he didn't know where he was going. It's a time when the importance of a priceless rod is secondary as is the thought of a large fish. Now try this the next time out and see if your outing is a better one.
The flies above are of simple materials. They are not complicated. They do not carry a pedigree and you know something else, the trout don't care.
A cream spider. The fly looks beautiful here....
Silk and a hen feather. It looks like royalty when placed with a creation of nature.
So folks go out and enjoy fly fishing and distance yourself from the back ground noise...."study to be quiet" Walton.