fish & whistle
I know I'll offend some people here, but fish finders defeat the purpose of fly fishing. Half the reason I love fly fishing is it makes it harder to catch fish and gives the fish a reasonably fair fight. If your goal is to catch the most fish, fly fishing may not be for you. Not to say I don't know fly fishers who use Fish Finders, but I do respect them less. JK. ;-)Might not be the most appropriate place to be asking but does anyone out there that fishes from a boat use fish finders to judge where fish maybe holed up at..? I'm planning to fish more on small to large rivers and small lakes. I'm looking at getting a Sea Eagle 285 Pro FPL in a few weeks and see that there is provision for mounting a fish finder on it. Does anyone have any recommendations on what type, make of fish finder might be the best to get or is it maybe just a waste of time thinking about it..? I'm thinking something that would offer side scanning might be good..
When you don't have a Fish Finder, you have to build certain lifelong skills like learning to read rivers, how to find structures and springs, breaking down rivers by section, and understanding why fish hold where they do. Whether it's worth it to you is your call. Either way, have fun!