April 2016

Trout Spey

As fly anglers we are not generally disposed to do things the easy way. Our sport isn’t generally about efficiency. Part of the draw is in the difficulty of the doing rather than the attainment of the goal (such as it may be). Whether we choose the presentation of dry flies as the epitome of our art, dragging streamers for the drug of the tug or drifting bead heads under bobbers we tend to choose our preferred technique based on personal preference rather than efficacy. At least more so than other forms of angling. If all we wanted was to catch fish a worm would do nicely.