When I was young, spring meant a trip to the hardware store to buy a cane pole that came with string, cork, sinker and hook. We put a worm on the hook, lobbed it in the water and sat there watching the cork, waiting for a fish to pull it under. Today, we get in prams/row/motor/pontoon boats, take a graphite rod an artificial cork and a fake chironmid,(sp?) lob it in the water and sit there watching the fake cork waiting for a fish to pull git under. It requires only rudimentary casting skills, there is no line management, presentation, or manipulation of the fly. So, my question is, is this fly fishing? And if it is, what makes it so? Is it the use of a fly rod/reel/line and fly? Would putting a fly on the old cane pole and hanging it below the cork be fly fishing? Would putting a live grasshopper or garden hackle on a fly rig be fly fishing? Or does fly fishing mean manipulating a fly rod, line and leader in a manner that delivers a fly to the water and the line manipulated so the fly is presented in a way that entices a fish to eat it? Having shoulder issues, I troll with fly gear. Is that fly fishing? So, WHAT IS FLY FISHING?