Wednesday, January 26, 2011

All the Rage

Although fly fishing in general has changed very little from its origins, the techniques seem to be in a phase of progression. This is probably due in large part to the fact that fly fishing is becoming more popular as a competition sport.  The competition anglers are using techniques that irritate some of the purists and traditional fly fishing enthusiasts.  In fact, many would argue that the whole idea of competition fly fishing is counter to the ethos of fly fishing.  The image of fly fishing anglers running around like bass fishermen is enough to give many a feeling of utter disgust and consternation.  Putting that aside, the techniques being employed by competition anglers are compelling.