S4:E44 Simplifying Your Fly Fishing Experience

Fly fishing tends to move from simplicity to complexity. You start out learning to cast. And you have one fly rod. You pick up a couple of attractor patterns. And you have one fly box. You purchase a vest, waders, and wading boots. And head to the river. Over time, however, you wind up with four fly rods, thirteen fly boxes with hundreds of flies, and a couple vests that are weighed down by every gadget known to humankind. Fly fishing has become complex. In this epsidode, we discuss ways for simplifying your fly fishing experience.


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6 Replies to “S4:E44 Simplifying Your Fly Fishing Experience”

  1. Dave, it’s Independence Pass! Great little stream down from the old ghost town of Independence. Really enjoyed this podcast. As a newbie I am trying to keep it simple as I go. But gadgets are sooo addicting.

    1. Yes! Independence Pass. Totally forgot. This must mean you live in Colorado. So envious!

  2. When I first started fly fishing, everything went into my vest. As that became too much, I switched over to a sling pack. As that became heavier and heavier, I began using a lanyard. Now, I leave the pack at the car, or some spot on the trail, and I use the lanyard almost exclusively, except when wading. I pick out what I need, and it goes in a pocket or the vest, and I’m good to go. My lanyard has all of the essentials, and I add flies and tippets.

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