Re: Time To 'Fess Up...
Yeah, and I totally reject the notion that somehow fly fishing is the epitome of fishing, or that fly fishers are the most highly evolved or most advanced anglers. There are beauties, joys, challenges, history, advanced techniques and varying degrees of proficiency to whatever kind of tackle you're using, and fishing well is no more or less difficult with fly tackle than other tackle. Where difficulties arise are when you use a type of tackle for a purpose to which it isn't well-suited, like fishing very deep with fly tackle, or trying to subdue a 500 pound saltwater monster with a fly rod, or having to use a casting bubble to fish a fly on spinning tackle, or trying to cast a 1/16th ounce jig with a baitcast reel. If you want to handicap yourself by trying to do those kinds of things, that's fine, but it doesn't mean you're a better or more advanced angler for doing so.