Re: Time To 'Fess Up...
I grew up in a fly fishing household
My father fly fished. My grandfather fly fished. And I had my first fly rod by the age of 7. I had a spin rod too, but it broke so it was fly rod or nothing for me.
I tied my first fly that I caught a fish on in 1963 and I've been pretty much "fly rod only" since about 1968. Tied every one of my own flies since 1974.
I find that I can fish cold water, warm water and the salt successfully with a fly rod and I don't see any reason to do it differently.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart