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Loop off hook can set up multi-fly rigs

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I sometimes wonder what the earliest fly-fishers, hundreds or even thousands of years ago, would have thought about the practice, so common today, of fishing with just one fly. After all, back in the day, using two or three flies at a time was standard, and some anglers used way more than that. David Webster, author of the 1885 book “The Angler and the Loop Rod,” usually fished nine flies at once. Of course, lots ...

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