Maybe Bigger Isn’t Always Better?

Guest Blogger: Joe Dellaria, Learning from the River
This article is intended to be provocative. I have found that challenging the “time tested beliefs” in any area of life can lead to new findings. It can also lead to a colossal wastes of time so it pays to challenge the “status quo” only when you have some new information suggesting it is worthwhile. I want to explore whether bigger flies always lead to bigger fish.
The mantra for many sport fish is “Bigger baits catch bigger fish.” I have paid my dues casting and retrieving heavily weighted bunnies and other large streamers for trout. There is no doubt they turn some big fish and even catch some nice ones. And, there is the thrill of the jarring strikes that nearly pulls the rod out of your hand. Casting big flies is a great way to get an adrenaline rush!

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