Re: What is a Purist when we speak fly fishing?
Very well written Ard, your definition of a purist differs from the common definition and I like it. Most often a "Purist" or an "Elitist" is considered to be one who believes that their way is the right way. I strive to learn everyday, as most of us do. I don't perfect every style however I like to think that each facet of flyfishing I've explored has taught me something. Some have left a larger mark than others but they've all been worth exploring.
The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.