I found some of my dad’s vintage fly fishing gear collection. I really don’t know how old some of this stuff is but it seems old. Can anyone tell me from the pictures and the condition of the fly book and the flies how old this stuff may be? It is funny to see how thick the tippet/leader is on these flies, you would think that you would have the toughest time catching fish cause the line is so thick and heavy. Not only is the line thick and heavy but the flies were also heavy. I can imagine that avid fly fisher’s were extremely good casters dealing with the line and flies they had to place casts perfectly to have the best chance of getting the fish. After seeing this stuff and imagining myself using it I want to learn more about how fly fishing was in the beginning just to gain an appreciation on how far we have come and possibly how much easier technology has made it to great at this sport.
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