How important is entomology?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Tinker, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Golden Trout

    Golden Trout Active Member

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    Honestly, creating the bug that you know fish are interested in and seeing/feeling them take is incredible fun and most satisfying. At that point of the game I really don't care if the fish gets unbuttoned.
     
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  2. Tinker

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    I understand that. I was tossing a shrimp imitator I'd tied at some salmon yesterday, more to work with the new rod than with the hope of catching fish, and got a follow, and did my little "Would you look at that!" dance. I know a shrimp isn't one of the bugs we're talking about, but yeah, having a fish follow something from my vise is a good feeling.
     
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  3. FinLuver

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    My theory...
    Lash it up, Tie it on, Toss it out, and Get it wet...the fish will tell ya' the rest. ;)
     
  4. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I enjoy building a little knowledge about bugs and their lifecycle, but am far from letting that become my focus. As someone who has spent 30 years in a technical career, I look to fly fishing as a relief from all things technology and the invariable complications it brings to life.
     
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    I don't know why but it feels good to think we've outsmarted a fish. After all a fish that lives instinctively is really smart, right?;)
     
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    Outsmarted? Nah. It just feels a bit better to me when I've cobbled together something that catches their eye. It might have felt even better if she'd bit it, 'though... :)
     
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