Re: What Is The Difference...and Why?
I do remember streams where ordinary equipment is not the way to fish. There are even some streams nearby that I would not use anything other than a good stiff branch. The reason is that these streams are full of snags and the banks are undercut thus giving lots of places for the trout to hide but also get tangled up in the snags. The only way to fish these places is with a very stiff branch that won't allow the trout to swim back into their snag filled hiding place.