Re: Patomac Smallmouth Fishing
The first spinner blade was made for a fly rod by Hildebrandt. One of the first balsa wood lures was made for a fly rod, the popping bug. Plastic were popular on the fly rod in the 50's and 60's, crickets, grasshoppers, frogs and nymphs. I have developed hundreds of flies. Sometimes you learn by stepping out of the box. Like offset worm hooks make the best HPU Patterns. Look for the HPU Patterns Article in the Fly Tying Article of this site.
I won't let some traditionalist put an imaginary boundary in the way of learning and a good fishing experience.
Its all flyfishing,