Re: SLR Flies
Posted by Dave Sellers on 2012-03-30 09:56:57
in reply to SLR Flies posted by Greg Foy on 2012-03-29 10:59:43
|With striped bass, often flies do not matter. Or, the cliche, they don't matter until they do. |
If you are fishing alone or with a beginning fly fisher who can not fish one to one with you in terms of experience with retrieve, casting distance and so on, then you have nothing to compare to. You throw one fly, you catch fish. But you will not know anything about what's possible, you will only know about your own day of fishing. Fishing with someone who has a lot of experience, (or simply fishing a lot), can often create an UPWARD spiral, especially if you are open minded and as a result, very curious. You can learn that one color sometimes works better at certain times of year or in certain places, you can learn the the flies action is important for success, or, as is most often the case, the size of the fly is the imperative for great vs. good fishing.
All this said, if I had to choose just one fly for salt water fly fishing, it'd be a 2/0 chartreuse over white Clouser. But how many times I've outfished that "go-to" marvel, are too many to mention. The only thing you might be missing is a lack of curiosity, but since you are asking, I think that is very unlikely! And that's good for you!