I love to fly fish. Been doing it since I was 12 years old, am decent at it and I have about 15 fly rods in my collection. I’ve tied flies (for money even), own all the assorted fly gadgets and have caught everything from snook and redfish, to bass and walleyes, to trout and grayling, all on feathers and fur. Geez, I even live in Colorado…how much more fly is there than that?
But this is my argument for conventional tackle…yep, even the fly fishing community needs spin-polers.
Just about all fly anglers have a closet full of skeletons in the form of a spin fishing background. For some it was a regional thing perhaps they grew up in traditional bass fishing country or on the salty stuff where conventional angling dominates the time on water, and only took up fly fishing after moving “out West”. Similarly, other more casual anglers took up fly fishing just because they found themselves in trout country and fly tackle is stereotypically how you catch them.
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON THE COLORADO OUTDOORS WEBSITE: https://coloradooutdoorsmag.com/2017/07/07/the-argument-for-conventional-tackle/