|So, the IGFA Flyfishing rules (http://www.igfa.org/Fish/International-Fly-Fishing-Rules.aspx) say in Section F:|
"The fly must be a recognized type of artificial fly, which includes streamer, bucktail, tube fly, wet fly, dry fly, nymph, popper and bug. The use of any other type of lure or natural or preserved bait, either singularly or attached to the fly, is expressly prohibited."
(I added the boldface emphasis shown above).
What I am wondering is whether any of the members of this board are familiar with cases where the IGFA actually rejected a WR fly fishing application due to an interpretation that went something like "that's no fly, it's a lure". The language "recognized type" is a little weasely, after all.
PS What I am *not* looking for is a conversation about "tradition" (whatever that is), or whether we need to pluck our own chickens in order to be morally pure; but rather, if there have been any IGFA precedents that might make "recognized type" a bit more definitive.