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if you know nothing about fly fishing, at least you must have seen the movie "a river runs through it" starring brad pitt. well, fly fishing is like hunting, but hunting for fish. without going into details, you basically lure the fish with false "flies" imitating various insects and fish food. there's a ton of skill in tying, choosing and presenting your fly. you can use floaters, sinkers or trailers, the lines can be tip sinking, sinking, floating, etc etc. the way you cast the line is also beautifully skillful. watch the movie if you haven't seen it... but casting a fly takes a lot of practice and skill. but when you land that first fish, it's a feeling you would never forget. the other difference is the different types of lines in a fly line. the tippet is the lightest, then the leader, then the line, then the backing. it's all serving a purpose, and i will go into that when we talk about the reels next time. but this rod. this rod... it's super fly (rod), because the two piece "Henry's Fork" has just the perfect touch, feel and bend to do all my favorite rolls and casts. it's hard to really explain why each rod is good, but the design and balance of the rods are very important. this one is 8'7'' and Orvis makes it 5 weight with full flex 5.0. perfect for the trouts and salmon in rivers and streams. with the gorgeous burled maple insert and flora grade reversed half wells grip, i would never think of changing rods until this one retires. once you get hooked on a fly, there's no turning back to any other form of fishing. [equipbug]


Henry's Fork

photos courtesy of www.orvis.com
[thanks for the reminder chrissy]
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1:38 AM

i was wondering when you were gonna write about fly fishing since u 'claim' to be an avid fan.. having tried it i think its way cooler than normal fishing since you have to outsmart the fishes here. and the 'flick' is quite addcitive once u got a hold of it. another useful tip is of course to ask the local veterans of the area what type of bait to use there if you are new. remember the boiled prawns equipbug?    



2:10 AM

boiled prawns... shh...ish. that's not fly fishing, that's bait fishing. tradionalist here.    



2:12 AM

hey.. if i remember correctly didnt u borrow those boiled prawns too? when you 'accidently' brought the wrong bait?    



3:07 AM

you remembered wrong, because i don't have hooks for that!    



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