New Tricks for Old Dogs

Clients often have trouble seeing their white-posted flies in heavy foam or under midday glare. Since seeing your fly is critical to successful fly-fishing, I’ve been experimenting with several new post colours that stand out under those conditions.

Guides occasionally lapse into thinking that it doesn’t matter if clients see their flies – that the guide will yell “set” or “now” when it’s time to strike. But that’s just laziness – laziness on the oars and laziness at the vise. It matters if clients see their flies because: 1. it adds to the fishing experience; and 2. it puts more fish in the net.

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