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Lets Talk Premium Flies!

(Premium fly from Rainy’s named “Real Meal”.

Fishing with quality flies is a very important part of fishing. Here is an epistle on fishing with true quality flies from my friend Jesse, the manager of Rainy’s Flies:

“Regarding quality flies….you just have to ask yourself one question: Do I want a 2-fish fly or a 20 fish fly? That is exactly what you will get depending upon the manufacturer of the flies you buy. Price is a pretty good indicator to the overall quality of the flies you buy. Cheap flies are almost always cheaply tied. You will pay twice as much for a premium fly at a premium fly shop, but the fly will last nearly 10 times longer. It does not take a Rocket Scientist to do the math. You can also test them out by making sure they don’t easily spin, are designed well for balance, are tied to the proper proportion, etc.  Serious anglers pay very close attention to the manufacture of the flies they buy and make sure they are original patterns by original designers and pay top dollar for those flies. There are many out there advertising “Quality” or “Premium” flies, but are far from it. You would not settle for sub-standard rods, reels, fly lines, waders, etc. that fall apart or break after a couple times fishing. Why then settle of substandard flies? Flies are the most important part of fly fishing. If the end result to all of this is to catch fish then why not spend more time, money, and energy on the only element the fish actually care about?”

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-The River