Re: The studies say.. :lol

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Posted by Max Garth on 2013-05-01 00:44:18 in reply to The studies say.. :lol posted by David Dempsey on 2013-04-30 23:50:13

Fish, even those living in dams/rivers etc, in daylight, which is when most dry fly fishing is carried out, live in a environment that loses 55% of its visibility in the first metre of depth. And those fish under the surface looking up at those dry flies see a round bright light, called the sun, which provides every bit of light in those waters and any fly on the surface, viewed against that light is seen as in contrast. Colour is immaterial, since its black. As far as the fish is concerned. Google "Snells Window".
And in shallow water the area outside that circle of light is a mirror image of the bottom. The fish views that area between the surface and bottom in real terms, like you would see it if you dived in there. But you would ALSO see the surface as the fish does, so why not get in there and look around you to see what dry flies really do look like. Save a lot of fly tying material and time that could be spent watching TV or fishing. Joke,

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