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Friday, February 10, 2012

Fly Fishing – A Hobby?


Fly Fishing – A Hobby?” is posted by YellowStoneFly for Idaho Fly Fishers in hopes of making a very important point. I would venture to say 90+% of you fly fish just for the sport. Most of us “Catch & Release” and many of you fish barbless in hopes of not harming the fish and allowing future generations of fly fishers the opportunity to catch the same fish. Hopefully the fish will get even larger and be more fun to catch tomorrow. I even know a few who cut off the entire hook and just fish the fly. They do so just to see or feel the rise and the take.
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear

For those of you who watch the news, the world seems to be at a critical point in time. Are we soon to face a nuclear holocaust or will the Mayans be right in that the world’s end occur on December 21st of this year? If you had to, could you keep the fish you catch for FOOD? Most of us certainly could, but choose not to. But just think of all the nourishment you could get from your catch. Certainly beats spam.

YSF Stinger
So if you are among the few anticipating Armageddon, in your survival packs, you may want to include a vise, a few spools of thread, some tying materials (many of which you can obtain by hunting) and some hooks. None of these take up much room and are very light weight. Make sure if you do so, include a copy of some of the Idaho Fly Fishers Blog posts like “A Perfect Fly”. I would also make copies of the more effective and popular patterns like the “Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear”, “YSF Foam Terrestrial” and the “Montana Sparrow”.
Montana Sparrow

So occasionally think of your Idaho fly fishing fetish as the possible means to an end. FOOD! However, until the fateful bomb drops, we still encourage “Catch & Release”. Check us out often and don’t forget to go to our “QuickView Post Retrieval” page for all of our historical posts about some great fly fishing rivers, techniques and secrets. We would actually love to have you join our blog or at least send to us your questions and comments. We will make sure they get posted.


          San Juan Worm
         Tellico Nymph
       
Tellico Nymph

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