Friday, February 9, 2018
Not Just Swing
I was buttonholed by a fellow the other day who knew I was a soft hackle sort of angler.
He asked "do you really just swing the fly all the time?"
Right there I knew. I knew we soft-hackle anglers have been buttonholed into the image of some grandfatherly sort casting spiders to the middle of the current and swinging big arcs.
I'd bet most of us of the soft-hackle persuasion rarely swing big careless arcs.
So how do we fish soft-hackles?
The next few entries will be my attempt to outline how I have come to fish soft hackles with emphasis the presentationist interpretation of fly fishing.
The swing? Love it.
It isn't used much.
I'm tying flies tonight.
Lou is snoring. Has to get his daily twenty.