Jump to content

Minority Minority


Mike G
 Share

Recommended Posts

Due to my fishing upbringing, I do not think of fly fishers as a minority group in angling circles though we are. Likewise, seeing that those who fly fishing for bass are a minority in that group makes us minority squared. Time to march on Washington? I love these articles that translate bass for trout fishermen. I hope the link works.

 

http://www.midcurrent.com/articles/techniq...ass_on_fly.aspx

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice find Mike, I agree that we are off the beaten path a bit but like you it sure feels like the norm. Those trout guys may have numbers & lots of press but most don't know what they are missing. More of them slowly awakening to how much more there is to flyfishing than trout & they are welcome to join us.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Back when I was guiding I had 3 sets of clients, 8 in all that would hire me to take them out for bass with spinning gear. Every one of them all made comments of a similar vein, too bad these aren't trout so we could fly fish for them. When I asked them why not bring thier fly rods next time the prevailing attittude with them was fly gear was for trout and salmon only, they wouldn't waste it on bass.

 

Flash forward a number of years and I meet guys in the Alliance who actually fly fish for bass and trout and didn't think anything was wasted about fly fishing for bass.

 

A few years back while catching perch on the lake front I run into guys fly rodding for carp. Their comment was Bonefish are Carp with a better PR agent.

 

Attitudes certainly have changed over a quarter century or so.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

...and a slightly more scenic front office.

 

 

Well the bikini ratio is certainly higher. Not that we as fishermen pay attention to such things.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...