Updated Fly Inventory by Will Wilshire

June 28, 2017

Updated Fly Inventory by Will Wilshire

Fly fishing is a hobby founded on tradition. With such a rich history, all fishing seems to be passed down from father to son and/or daughter at some point in time. This was the case for me, and for my dad as well. Philosophy, tecniques, special tricks and secret spots were all things handed down to me from my dad over my years of youth. Another thing I got was gear. Bamboo rods from generations ago were put in my hands, I got fly boxes and even some flies. Now this is where I caution you. Handed down flies may not totally be the juice. While it saves you money, there's a reason that almost every pattern is tied differently these days. While all older patterns are tied with natural fibers and materials, there's a good reason why most patterns aren't tied the same way. New materials such as rubber, foam, and wire make flies look more realistic and more durable. Simply put, they last longer and catch more fish. Many older patterns were tied as stimulators, flies to cover multiple bugs. New flies have become more and more precise in representing one bug in particular. The end product is an extremely accurate fly pattern. Simply put, you catch more fish (if you use the right fly). Come into Troutfitters and let us help you update your fly inventory!    

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