Re: "What do I have to do to catch a fish on a feather fly?"
Every time I go hunting, a Remington 798 will outshoot my best muzzle loader every time! 10 to 1! Maybe 20 to 1! I have a top shelf flintlock, I'm a good target shooter, I buy the best buckshot available, and I self-load a bunch also!
If you fly fish because you expect to catch more than the scented, natural, manufactured bait methods, you're misguided. In taking on the long rod you have accepted some inherent handicaps, but accepted them willingly for some unquantifiable reason; the challenge, the artistry, the history, whatever.
Yes, in some circumstances you might outfish the bait-slingers and spin gear guys, but it doesn't happen often and that's not the point of the thing.
I just wish I knew what the point was. Perhaps it would explain my obsession. :-)
Last edited by Sep; 09-12-2013 at 12:05 PM.