The opening line in Norman Maclean’s classic, A River Runs Through It, is perhaps the most memorable distillation of the inherent passion behind angling: “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing.” Anyone who has been around fly fishermen knows the pursuit is more addiction than hobby.
Thus, it won’t come as a surprise that fly fishermen choose their gear with the same care that they select their fishing waters. A fly rod and reel, a waterproof backpack, duffel bag, shirt or a pair of boat shoes isn’t chosen solely for its functionality. To devout fly fishermen, buying gear is an opportunity to state
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