"Fly fishing no longer reels ’em all in"...article on fly fishing

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Steve Buckner, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. Steve Buckner Mother Nature's Son

  2. Les Johnson Les Johnson

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    Fly Fishing No Longer Reelin' Them In

    The posted article is pretty much on the button. "A River Runs Through It" did have an impact in 1993. It gave a growing industry a tremedous boost. What followed was a supply-side driven economy where manufacturers kept pushing out new and more expensive products every season and pushed them into fly shops just like the auto industry does with cars. They build them and when they are delivered to the dealer they are "sold" (even though the dealer has yet to unload them).
    The hype worked for a while until some folks decided that they didn't need the next generation of graphite, or that they didn't need a $400 reel to catch trout. This correction is now being seen as fishing stores are featuring pretty darned nice tackle and accessories that sell for far less money. This is a trend that will probably continue for some time, which is a good thing in my view because perhaps fly-fishing will get back to its roots and once again be less about catching fish and more about the history, legends and the fine friendships we are able to make out on the river or lake or beach.
    Good Fishing,
    Les Johnson.
  3. Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    Amen Brother Les! (And wouldnt it be nice if the automotive industry suffered the same fate...)

    It's nice to see some common sense and normalcy edging out all of the hype.

    I like what Lefty Kreh said:
    "There's more B.S. in flyfishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot".