Your most important tool for fly fishing?

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I was going to add that the most important part of your gear was your flies.
    But my flies don't work anymore. I think that they went on strike,poor working conditions. Always in the cold water by their lonesome,or out in the rain with no cover.

    Jim
     
  2. Fish Hunter

    Fish Hunter Too many people, not enough fish

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    Rod
    Reel
    Backing
    Line
    Leader
    tippet
    Fly

    Just add water...
     
  3. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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  6. Monk

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  7. Oneweight

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    so when we going fishing, Monk?
     
  8. Monk

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    sunday? I got trips tomorrow and monday, but I am pretty open. lemme know. PM me for my #
     
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    Zen, You strap em across the hood of your car, like the "good ole boys" do with a deer. Then you drive up and down Main Street showing them off until they blow up like baloon.
     
  10. Monk

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    Don't be vulgar. Our generation shows more respect. We throw 'em in the back of the pick-up and let em slide 'round all the way home via a pit-stop at the tavern.
     
  11. Rory McMahon

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    you can stil fish without sunglasses so i dont think those. You can fish with out waders. You can just wet wade or fish from shore. wading boots arent neccisary since you can still walk around in the river without them. You may fall a few times but you can still fish with out them. A reel isn't the most important since it just holds line. You can have someting else hold the line or just tie it to your rod. You can sorta fish without a rod, not really fly fishing just holding onto line and letting the fly drift. Fly line you need but if you just let the fly drift u could use mono. A leader you can still fish without, not well or succesfully but u can still fish,and the most important is a fly. You cant fish at all without a fly. you can cast but you cant actually fish.
     
  12. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    A positive, receptive attitude.
     
  13. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    "most important tool for fly fishing?"

    There is no one most important tool!
     
  14. Monk

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    The most important tool huh? Well I am gonna say that the knowledge that in a couple of hours you will be out of this cold water and into the arms of a hooters girl is pretty darn important.
     
  15. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Hmmmm. I would have to say the feeling I get every time I step into the water. The feeling of water rushing and sliding past my waders. The wisp of frozen breath as it escapes my lips rushing to join the steam lifting so softly off of the water. The sound of line rushing through the guides of the fly rod. And finally but not by any means necessary the slurp of the trout pulling my fly from the surface. Any time that I am feeling down, I think about the next day on the river.