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#1 idryfly

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:08 PM

A neighbor of mine who is a bass angler but knows I'm a fly nut gave me an old hardcover version of this book which I just started reading.....I saw this excerpt on page 12 and I had to make it my "signature" quote.   I only wish I would have had this warning some years back -  as it's too late for me now.

 

"HOWEVER, I MUST WARN ALL BEGINNERS THAT THE DRY-FLY GAME IS AN INSIDIOUS ONE. IT CREEPS UPON YOU UNAWARES, AND UNLESS YOU FIGHT THE TENDENCY YOU WILL EVENTUALLY FISH IN NO OTHER WAY".    RAY BERGMAN      TROUT      1938


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#2 catskilljohn

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 03:52 AM

Great book, his stories are really good.  Not so sure he followed his own quote though, as when you read the book you will see he was a well rounded angler who used every technique but preferred dry fly fishing.  CJ    



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Posted 12 September 2015 - 10:40 AM

Yes.....I'm seeing that.  Actually when I first started fly fishing in the late 90's....I fished just about every way BUT dry fly.  I found both nymphing and streamer fishing would generally guarantee me a good catch ratio .....whereas surface fishing did not and I barely pursued it.  Then some years later just as Bergman warned it insidiously crept upon me unawares - and now I'm a goner.






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