Have camera, will travel...
Someone google G.E.M Skues and you'll discover this "debate" is part of traditional fly fishing. Like death and taxes, we'll never be rid of it.
Want to place odds? Ain’t going to be nymphs, beads, bobbers, skaters, swung, swang, floater, sink tip, centerline, bait, spoons or anything on “my” local* rivers: EVER. Yes - glass is more than half empty.Keepin’ it alive in WA...some day y’all may get to practice what has been debated.
Have we already defined "traditional"? I have quite a number of steelhead books. A number of the older books suggest using flies tied on heavy hooks or weighted, cast up stream and dead drifted until down stream and then swung. Sounds like some form of nymphing to me.
Here is one of the first books written on steelhead fly fishing. It suggests using bait for winter fishing. Is that traditional?
The way he described how to use his paint brush was in the manner I wrote above. And if anyone employs traditional tactics it's bill McMillanI hold to what Bill McMillan wrote in his book regarding the use of his stone nymph pattern. I'll have to paraphrase, : i don't use it much anymore because it's too easy."
The way he described how to use his paint brush was in the manner I wrote above. And if anyone employs traditional tactics it's bill McMillan