Posted on August 01 2016
Fly fishing is becoming increasingly complicated, but Yvon Chouinard gets back to the basics with simple soft hackle wet flies. “Limiting options forces creativity,” he writes. “Fishing for a year with only the Pheasant Tail & Partridge has given me deep knowledge about what to do with that simple brown fly, and a deeper understanding of fish. It has taught me that choosing a more simple life doesn’t mean choosing an impoverished life. Rather, simplicity can lead to a more satisfying way of fishing and a more responsible way of living.” Via Fly Fisherman.