to say it "barely works" is a disservice to those of us who actually can do it well
I meant in comparison to the no-fly-line approach. 2ft of 4wt fly line weighs more than 10ft of 15lb mono and you can't really argue with physics of that.
just saying that it's not the one and only way to catch a helluva a lot of fish
I don't think anyone here is claiming that it is, but I didn't read the whole thread.
it's great to have multiple clubs in the bag, not just a putter.
Again, I don't think anyone here is claiming that euro/contact/whatever is the be-all of fly fishing. However, many are discovering it for the first time and they want to focus on this fun new thing they are learning.