Some Observations

The first pages posted here are free pages and may be copied. They are useful for the beginner and expert alike.

Although it says “Fly Fishing” it is really about fishing of all kinds, (I’m not exclusive.)a-casting-reel.jpg I’ve taken Sailfish on a fly, and bait, and plastic squid, a-fly-reel.jpgand clanging coke bottles off of Catalina Island in a row boat. When I started fishing in East Los Angeles more than 30 years ago I used bamboo tomato stakes from grandad’s garden, a little gold safety pin from grandma’s bra, some “kite string,” and popcorn for bait.

As my angling progressed I just went fishing – so did the folks I went with. We took a couple of rods of various sorts and worms, flies, jigs, bobbers, weights,a-spin-reel.jpg and just about kid-fish.jpganything we thought would work. “FLY” fishing was just one more way to catch fish.

The British seem to have pretty well segmented the world into “Kinds of Fishing” along about the late 17th, or early 18th century. By the beginning of the 19th century it was a social stratification as well. I feel sorry for the fisher who has never drifted a night crawler. I feel sorry for one that has never ridden the currents with a bobber. I wonder how any ‘fly fisher’ can know what is going on if they’ve never dodged rocks and mastered back winding a small spinner into the maw of a giant steelhead. To me it’s just fishing. I like the fly best but I won’t give up the rest of it. I guess I’n not enough of a snob.

See the Roanoke Times.


I’ll Figure out how to get all the fly fishing pages together soon. For now you can find them on the left side bar.

Well Lets Try This. The following are the pages in the Fly Fishing Section:

Fly Fishing For Dummies | Catch & Eat Fishing | Catch & Release Fishing | The “Unlost Secrets” of Fly Fishing | Is Video Instruction For You | The Simple Pleasures | How Do I Find The Fish? | A Bit About Trout Food | “The Secret Place,” | The Hendrickson | FlyLines – The Basics | Starting The Road To Success | About Rain & Fly Fishing | Winter Steelhead Fishing Primer |..

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