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Old 12-22-2009, 10:30 AM
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Default It may not be rocket science but...

if you want to become a better fly fisherman, learn your insects and their life cycles. If you don't, then you're just guessing at what the fish are biting on and your success will be limited.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:16 AM
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That sounds a practical idea as long as we can also learn where to hunt for the insects in their different life stages.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:50 AM
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It's definitely not rocket science, otherwise the trout won't be able to learn it. That's a good idea to learn about flies and, if possible, how the fish thinks about them. Do you think different flies lives in different spots?
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:33 PM
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That sounds a practical idea as long as we can also learn where to hunt for the insects in their different life stages.
What I like to do is to look under rocks and stuff along the river banks. I also use a small net to catch the bug floating by in the river. If bugs are flying around, I'll try to catch one to see what I have that matches.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:38 PM
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Fishing with an experienced angler also benefits knowledge. Do you guys know of anyone who fits the description?
Have any of you actually had fly fishing lesson? I don't mean a casting lesson I mean a lesson on watercraft, insect recognition and fly selection

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Old 01-06-2010, 03:51 PM
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Some of the people I fish with are almost experts in insect recognition, the development stage, etc. Some of them even know the insects by their scientific Latin names. I'm not quite there.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:59 PM
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I like to do a little research by asking other fishermen how many trout they've caught in a certain time frame with certain flies; I like to think that the fish have preferences in flies and will pick certain ones over others.
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