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Simpler, impressionistic may be the better approach when tying flies

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I’m working my way through a couple of new fishing books, and I find it interesting that they take different approaches to the idea of selectivity in trout. The notion that fish will take a fly if it looks enough like a real bug is at the heart of fly-fishing, especially fly-tying. It’s why fly-tying is such an absorbing hobby, and it’s what keeps fly shops and purveyors of fly-tying materials in business. Just how ...

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April 19, 2013
1:54 p.m.

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I believe in the 'Rule of Five' regarding flies for fishing: Presentation, Presentation, Presentation, Size, and Color.