There’s room for all sorts of innovative ideas in this sport. Stretch that OPST just tad longer and you’ve got a shooting head. OPST could be an alternative to the spinning reel our friend was talking about. How different is it than a Skagit line on a Spey or switch rod? Having said that, I’ve tried OPST and didn’t like it. But it’s creative or at least evolutionary. Without useful innovations we would all be fishing dry flies only on English chalk streams or tossing single Spey casts with a 16.5’ rod.That's OK. The design concept of Skagit Tactics was gear fishing intended to look like fly fishing.
So around we went. He said casting with the fly rod is the essence of the sport. I countered with the example of trolling (bucktailing) with a fly rod. Is that flyfishing or just fishing with a fly rod? Well we both laughed and got me wondering, what really is flyfishing?
Another fun fact per WDFW regs. Anti snagging rule only allows a single hook, so you can't run two flies in fly only water that has anti snagging rules in place.
Hook and line angling only. Barbed or barbless hooks may be used, and a hook may be single-point, double, or treble, but not more than one line with up to three hooks per angler may be used.
Single-point barbless hooks are required in areas designated as "fly fishing only" or "selective gear rules."