PODCAST: How Has Fly Fishing Changed? — S9, Ep1

by | Oct 16, 2023 | 3 comments

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Everything changes. That’s the only constant. And in the fly fishing world, the tactics, the gear and how we share all of this information changes, even though what the trout eat and how they eat it pretty much stays the same.

That time frame, that snapshot, from where you entered the fly fishing world, shapes what you do on the water. And it’s amazing what just twenty calendar years does to that snapshot. Because a lot of your understanding about what is common, accepted or frowned upon is shaped right away, as you start researching and learning about this fishing thing that eventually becomes a big part of your life.

In this episode, my friends and I consider this topic: How have the tactics changed? How has the gear changed? How has the flow of information changed? And how has all of that changed the way we fish for trout?

Resources

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Domenick Swentosky

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Hi. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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3 Comments

  1. Great podcast, guys. Really enjoyed it.

    In addition to all you guys mentioned, something that I think has really changed is the influence of the competition scene. I meet a lot of people these days who only fish “micro leaders” (and do it with an vague undertone of superiority) and who look on using “strike indicators” as tantamount to buying a one-way ticket to hell.

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  2. “An vague.” Huh? I can’t even blame autocorrect for that one.

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    • I meet the same people, Alex. But it’s still a fraction of anglers who carry that elitist tone. Most people are good, maybe opinionated, but also ready to learn from each other. That said, what you mentioned is definitely a problem out there, and I feel like I’m always in the middle of the misunderstanding of techniques that follow from it. Too many assumptions from too many people without taking the good time to test things objectively.
      Then again, I don’t know that anything has changed there. Fly Fishing has always been that way. “I’m doing this better than you” sucks.

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