I was casually checking the Headhunter Fly Shop blog
|Do You Like Sneaky Stuff?|
|Throwing the Big Bugs?|
|The Big Nasty Stuff?|
Thinking back to steelhead again. Why swing? There's a lot of reasons out there to justify it. Purists might argue that a floating line and wet fly combination is the only method fitting of such an amazing creature. Plain and simply though, it comes from a mindset that you're going to catch that fish the way you want to catch it. Most hardcore steelheaders that only swing, I believe, would agree with the notion that when you catch a fish it's because you deserved it, you worked hard for it, you earned it. For some, that one fish and the consequential feeling of achievement and satisfaction it brings, means more than anything, more than twenty gear or nymph caught fish. I get it.
|Do What Makes You Happy. Get out and Fish.|
And if you really just like to catch a lot of fish,
Feel free to leave comments and tell me how I'm totally wrong about all this.