Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Why do we fly fish?
I recently heard an interesting radio broadcast interview regarding why folks enjoy fly fishing. It was pretty much the standard cliches about the simplicity, the challange, and getting back to nature. It's funny, I've been thinking about this same question a bit for the past previous week or two. What got me thinking about it, was of all things, archery. About the same time I started fly fishing, I used to spend alot of time as a kid shooting a bow and arrow. I would read alot about how hunting with a bow and arrow was much more challenging and required alot more dedication and commitment than using a gun because of the basic simplicity of the equipment being used. That all made sense, just like why folks enjoyed fly fishing. Long story short, I got away from archery a long while back, and thought about getting back into it. As I started to do some research regarding buying some equipment, I found myself scratching my head. Back then, the bow I used looked like this