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Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #35 — How to Fish With Friends

Fishing with a stick and line is a solitary endeavor by nature. It always comes down to the two hands of one angler: one on the rod, and the other in control of the line. Sharing the water with friends is great, but fishing, inherently, is not a team sport. It’s more like pole vaulting than a baseball game. It comes down to individual performance. And at its root, fishing is just a contest between one man and a fish.

. . . But we fish together to share our experiences, to learn from one another, to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We choose to fish together because the bonds formed on a river are like none other, and because flowing water and shared moments can heal friendships and mend grievances . . .

Front-Ended: Can We Stop Doing this to Each Other?

There are two types of people who will front end you on the river: the rookie who honestly and innocently doesn't understand on-stream protocol and the guy who knows exactly what he's doing but just doesn't give a shit, so he front-ends you anyway. Pity the first type...

The Downstream Fisher Yields to the Upstream Fisher

Most sports have a set of unwritten rules, generally agreed upon by those in the know. But the trouble with the unwritten rules of fly fishing is that many newcomers aren’t aware of them, and it might take seasons of error before realizing that you were pissing everyone else off while wading downstream into the upstream guys.

Front-Ended: Can We Stop Doing this to Each Other?

Front-Ended: Can We Stop Doing this to Each Other?

There are two types of people who will front end you on the river: the rookie who honestly and innocently doesn't understand on-stream protocol and the guy who knows exactly what he's doing but just doesn't give a shit, so he front-ends you anyway. Pity the first type...

The Downstream Fisher Yields to the Upstream Fisher

The Downstream Fisher Yields to the Upstream Fisher

Most sports have a set of unwritten rules, generally agreed upon by those in the know. But the trouble with the unwritten rules of fly fishing is that many newcomers aren't aware of them. So it might take seasons of error before realizing that you were pissing...

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