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Bug the Bug - 3: Fixing Fly Fishing Fails John H. Davenport

Bug the Bug - 3: Fixing Fly Fishing Fails

John H. Davenport

Published June 17th 2015
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
66 pages
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 About the Book 

Do newbies and experienced fly anglers fail? Of course, they’re human. But many of these mistakes have roots in fly fishing lore and misperceptions stretching back thousands of years. It would take a species with a million year perspective to notice.MoreDo newbies and experienced fly anglers fail? Of course, they’re human. But many of these mistakes have roots in fly fishing lore and misperceptions stretching back thousands of years. It would take a species with a million year perspective to notice. Luckily one exists right under your feet. The bugs.Stoneflies have been in communication with other stoneflies using bioelectromagnetic communications for millions of years. When we drop a smart phone into the stream with Near Field Communications enabled we’re more likely to contact another species right here on earth than begging an extra-terrestrial to make contact over an impossible time and space continuum.When contact is made, will we like what they say or be able to understand them? Fortunately for the fly fishing community, the bugs have found us such an enormous circus of entertainment over the years that they are willing to help us overcome our failings.In volume 3 of Bug the Bug, they help us out with problems that have plagued us forever and some that we have created only recently. Threading tiny flies, dealing with crowds,fishing buddies and trash on the stream, relying on published “prime fishing times”, bad knots, buying the wrong flies, determining when a fish will forget, stealth, poor fishing outfits, and mixing politics and fly fishing. Fixes for all of these dilemmas and more are suggested by the panel of bugs in the Bug-the-Bug facebook group.Approaching fly fishing from the point of view of the bugs makes much more sense than the traditional focus of fly fishing books on the trout, the fly, and the cast. The bugs have seen it all. And now, they’re willing to share.To catch more trout, you have to be the bug.