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Speymad 12-03-2009 09:38 PM

Traditional vs Synthetics
 
What is your preference - Traditional patterns or modern synthetic thingamabobs? By traditional I mean wet flies, nymphs, dry flies and the more modern snatchers, crunchers and the like. By synthetics I mean blobs, egg flies, and all the other lures so lovingly created in sooo many gaudy colour combos that a box of them looks like a stomach contents after a night on the bevvy!:eek:

Khalid 12-04-2009 08:34 AM

Totally true, there's soo many colours and shapes these days with people adding their own twists it becomes difficult to choose a pattern you think will attract a lurker.

I prefer traditional patterns as they tend to replicate fly life on the water better but that's just my choice.

drey 12-29-2009 05:09 PM

Yes I also go for traditional patterns as they are proven to be effective to attract the fish. There is no point to use flies which look cool and fancy but no trout strike them.

skipper 12-30-2009 03:40 PM

The traditional flies are the way I usually go. My friend and I once were discussing the merits of bright and colorful flies. The conclusion we came to was these flies are used to hook the fisherman and separate him from his money. :D

drey 12-30-2009 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skipper (Post 388)
The conclusion we came to was these flies are used to hook the fisherman and separate him from his money. :D

:D That's funny yet true. Time by time the fishermen are still hooked and separated from their money. It seems that they (or we) learn nothing from the smart trout.

papabear 12-31-2009 02:17 AM

Very well said, skipper! I also go for the traditional flies whenever I buy supplies. They are sure to catch a fish as much as those lures do.


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