I like your definition. The folks I know who use mono on fly rods, are using it to throw shooting heads, so your definition would still apply: the line provides the weight, rather than the lure.My take on it.
What's the biggest difference between spin fishing and fly fishing?
Spin fishing using a light line and the weight of the lure casts the line.
Fly fishing uses almost weightless flies and the weight of the line casts the flies.
I'll hold back my opinion but those are the accepted definitions of the two ways to fish. Where do you think a mono line on a fly rod fits in?
Typically I fish wets, spiders most often. Dry fly fishing has it time and place, and I will use a dry if the fish tell me to, but it is just to boring for me to adopt it as my go to method. I think generally that people that stick to only dry fly casting like casting more than fishing and that's OK. Casting is more of an art than fishing and I understand that many folks find joy in it.Just a quick question Trev. Would you rather catch a trout on a dry fly or a nymph?
Left turn I would have said, but we should stay out of politics, eh?I was very surprised how this thread took a hard right turn and negativity toward certain types of line.
Just a couple questions, why don't you also list the soaked gut? and Do your "classic dry flies" use only natural materials, including the thread? Only Catskill patterns and sizes?
I thought I did, wets are my preferred bait for trout, dries and nymphs are both just other ways to get there and I really have no preferance in which to catch a trout on. I'll put it this way, if my intent is to get a sun tan and exercise dries get the nod; if I want dinner and the wets aren't working chances are I'll sink a nymph upstream. If you want to talk bass, there I do prefer dries over nymphs, it is after all about catching the fish.You never answered the question. Would you rather catch a tout on a dry or nymph?
You're the first one i've talked to that didn't say they prefer to catch a trout on a dry. The question has nothing to do with how many fish does a method catch compared to others. It's a question of the physical act of catching the trout. What method gives you the most pleasure to do?I though I did, wets are my preferred bait for trout, dries and nymphs are both just other ways to get there and I really have no preferance in which to catch a trout on. I'll put it this way, if my intent is to get a sun tan and exercise dries get the nod; if I want dinner and the wets aren't working chances are I'll sink a nymph upstream. If you want to talk bass, there I do prefer dries over nymphs, it is after all about catching the fish.
Why is whether the leader is on or off the water a requirement of whether it's fly fishing or not? You can lift the leader off the water fishing a dry too. It doesn't really matter. The length of the cast usually determines that. No, matter what kind of fly you're using.Food for thought and my last post on the right turn.
An argument could be made that those use mono line euro fly fishing is more of a fly fisher than a dry fly fisher. A dry fly fishing person uses a what for a leader? Mono, 9 ft of mono that is laying on the water. A euro fly fishing person mono doesn't touch the water. Most of which is in the guides. Kinda makes the mono thing a bit odd.
Not quite as bored as I might be fishing dry flies for trout but the water has been high here for two months or more and I'm afraid senility will set in if I just sit here.you guys must be bored....
You obviously are more easily entertained than I, if I'm not catching fish I hate to waste the effort of casting; maybe I'm just lazy but casting doesn't do anything for me except make my shoulder hurt. In the ten years I fished the most, and I tried to get an hour or three in every day, I probably didn't average an hour a month of overhead casting. I did learn to fish dries, but they are like 10 minutes now or an half hour next week, even rarer in the snow months and nymphs are there 24/7/365. My wet flies often pass as either nymph or dry.The question has nothing to do with how many fish does a method catch compared to others.