How important is entomology?

Tinker

Coigrich
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.
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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freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
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.
 

wanative

Retired, gone fishin'
WFF Supporter
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.
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?;)
 

Tinker

Coigrich
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?;)
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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