04-12-2010, 01:51 PM
Re: Camouflage clothing and Fly Fishing...
I get some ribbing from some fishermen/guides about wearing camo. (Some about carrying a big net too). The two may be related.
The fish here don't like getting caught, and so, have raised the bar.
The best chance to catch Walter in smallish clear water, is to not let him know you are there. I say give them everything they want, and none of the things they don't want.
Mostly I think they pick up movement, but sound and color play a part too.
Many years ago, I was getting blanked. I couldn't figure it out. I was sneaking up a steep granite slide below a plunge pool. Noone fished this creek, and I knew my shut out was going to change on this pool. My new fishing hat (light colored straw) got there first. A huge V went away from me, and the light bulb lit above my head.
Natural Gear is a great company for camo clothing.
Long sleeves in nylon (quick drying), and a very good all around pattern. ( I don't fish in cattails, or heavy woods.) Tell'em I sent you.
Difficult to say how much it improves your chances at a fish, but I can't spook them, and then hope to get a client into them.
To me, all the little things add up.
This winter I went white.
"Standing in a stream fishing isn't reality avoidance,
more like a shortcut to