Re: Why Don’t More People Fly Fish? - by Pat Damico
Thomas & Thomas 9' #5: $600
Galvin reel (that is simplicity itself): $250
Fly Line: $55
3-pack of leaders: $10
Float Boat (that does 0-1 mph in 2 days): $350
a cup of flies (the size of a ketchup container at McD's) to fish Lee's Ferry: $50
Hours of PRACTICE trying to cast more than 25' with out tailing your loop: $??? OR>>>>>>>>>>>>>
really good rod at WalMart: $55
Abu Garcia Bait Caster: $90
300 yards of Triline: $12
Rubber Worms, Crank Baits, Hooks and Wieghts, ect. : $80 (over time)
No need to worry about back cast. able to learn to cast your rod in a couple of hours, and all the help you will ever need or want in any book, magazine, sporting good store, bait shop, coffee house, or on the water.
Lets face it fellas, Fly Fishing is Expensive, Time consuming, and Tough to Learn. Any kid can pick up a Zebco and a can of worms and fish all day and catch fish.
Oh yea, I would rather catch one fish on a fly than ten on a spinner, but that is not the attitude of most people who fish.