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View Poll Results: Fly fishing, advantage or handicap?

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  • Always at an advantage

    0 0%
  • Mostly an advantage

    10 21.28%
  • Toss up

    6 12.77%
  • Mostly a disadvantage

    7 14.89%
  • Always a disadvantage

    0 0%
  • Depends on species, mostly advantage

    10 21.28%
  • Depends on species, mostly disadvantage

    9 19.15%
  • Other

    5 10.64%
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  1. #31

    Default Re: Fly fishing is an Advantage or Disadvantage?

    A ROLL CAST is your friend. When it's that bad, letting line out by hand & fishing downstream may be about an only choice. You may have to hold the reel low & down by your hip???

  2. Default Re: Fly fishing is an Advantage or Disadvantage?

    I wrote mostly a disadvantage but for very specific reasons. If you're basis is simply number of fish caught then it's a disadvantage. In almost every situation bait, especially live bait will outfish everything else. Find you a big live stonefly or hellgramite and drift that next time if you don't believe me. The trout meat fishermen don't use fly rods for a reason. If they do it's to dangle bait better.

    In terms of number of casts, depth of water column covered, and ground covered, a fly rod cannot hope to match conventional tackle. However in terms of presentation and options, traditional gear cannot stand up to the fly. I think my fish per cast rate is much higher with fly gear. I think my number of fish caught is higher with conventional. This doesn't even account for tricky casts, skipping lures off the surface, etc.

    I enjoy fly fishing much more. If I poured my own soft plastics or carved my own lures maybe I'd like conventional as much. That said I haven't picked up my spinning or bait-casting gear in years.

    Hokie.

  3. #33

    Default Re: Fly fishing is an Advantage or Disadvantage?

    other.....
    "Joe"

    "We fish for pleasure; I for mine, you for yours." -James Leisenring

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    Default Re: Fly fishing is an Advantage or Disadvantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by stenacron View Post
    other.....
    Pithy......

  5. #35

    Default Re: Fly fishing is an Advantage or Disadvantage?

    I fish mostly on the coast in the flats and back lakes. I would not say that fly fishing is neither an advantage nor disadvantage, merely an alternative approach. I enjoy crank baits, spoons, jigs, and corkies on the bait caster almost as much as I do the fly rod, but I don't see the bait caster (we don't fish those silly, underpowered, spinning reel monstrosities here in Texas) nearly as technical or graceful as the fly rod. If forced to pick one for sheer enjoyment I would choose the fly rod, but if forced to choose in order to catch the most amount of fish or to feed myself, then it'd be conventional tackle without question.

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