S4:E3 Fly Fishing Rules Made to Be Broken

Fly fishing rules include using light tackle to catch more educated fish, avoiding bright sunny days, and switching to nymphs when nothing is rising. There’s a lot of conventional fly fishing wisdom that works much of the time. But sometimes the wisdom is more a general guideline than a deep unalterable truth. In this episode, we refer to an article from the Vail Valley Anglers web site in Colorado and discuss the times when fly fishing rules may need to be ignored.

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Which fly fishing rules do you think need to be broken? Is conventional wisdom always right? Please post your comments below!


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One Reply to “S4:E3 Fly Fishing Rules Made to Be Broken”

  1. Awesome comment from your listener Mike . Made me chuckle. Dang Otter lol. Reminds me of a Beaver that snuck up on me one day . I was fly fishing a Maine Beaver dam . The Beaver had snuck up behind me . Swam within a couple feet of me and smacked his or her tail on the water . I pretty much jumped out of my waders . I squealed like a girl . Dang Beaver almost gave me a heart attack.

    Now back to this pod cast . I don’t know if this qualifies but I’ll post my reply just the same . Dry fly patterns tied with wings out fish the same Dry fly patterns tied without wings . I’ve fished plenty of flies I’ve tied without wings and caught a ton of fish . I truly find no difference when it comes to flies tied with wings and those without.

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