posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 01:00 PM
Fly fishing is an art, an art with a purpose. Let me explain, fly fishing allows you to present a fly in an unobtrusive way mimicking nature so to
speak. A fly, I use that term to encompass any number of flying critters native to a paticular region, naturally lands very softly on the water or
even hovers just above the water. A brook trout,cutthroat,rainbow, or any other Char species will feed on that fly just above or on the surface of
the water. Now if this stream is overfished the trout will be very skitish when feeding and many times will swim away from the kerplunking of a bait
fisherman chucking his worm at them. Walah, the flyfisherman and his o'natural presentation of a fly comes in and seduces the fish to take his
"fly" If you can keep your line out of the trees you will out fish any worm chucker out there with a fly.
Any fly fisherman worth his salt knows that Trout should be released when caught. It's a unwritten law so to speak. Some fisherman even file the
barbs down to allow an easier release. A purist in the art of fly fishing.
On the other hand in a survival situation, fishing takes on a different purpose. Meat gatherer and provider is a totally different scenario. I'd go
with a fish-trap personnally. If your on the move and don't have time to build such a trap a spinning rod (collapsable/ 3 piece rod) should be in
your BOB/pack/truck whatever. Mimicking a fly rod with a spinning rod is easy with a bubble bobber.