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Fly-fishing: Age-old ‘matching the hatch’ is no longer the only way to succeed

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Right from the start, fly-fishing has been an exercise in “matching the hatch.” Ancient anglers saw fish feeding on insects and realized that to catch them, either live bait or a lure that looks like the real thing would be required. Someone decided it would be more practical to dress up a hook to look like a bug than to actually bait a hook with a fragile insect, and became the first hatch-matching fly-tier. But ...

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