08-31-2009, 12:44 PM
Re: Can a fly be too good?
Size selective fishing, is the way I think of it. The bigger the fly, the fewer fish can eat it. You reach a point where only the biggest fish around can eat your offering.
I decided many years ago that I would prefer to catch larger fish instead of many.
The sweet spot seems to be sz 6, below that I catch more fish, above that I catch fewer, but larger ones. This is relative to the size of the fishery and fish in it.
Having said this, really pressured fish can be size selective in reverse, thinking smaller is better. We would think this too, if all big bites had a hook in it.
Whether you fish streamers or the killer soft hackles, size matters.
"Standing in a stream fishing isn't reality avoidance,
more like a shortcut to reality."