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    Default Fly memory and storage

    How do you guys remember all the flies that worked.
    Do you keep a sample stached away?
    I find as time goes on and as differant flies get added and you find they work you start ussing others less untill one day you remember you once had a fly and you can hardly just remember it was a nimph

    I supose now a days a quick photo is the best and probably all the fish you caught with it.

    Jannie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glans View Post
    How do you guys remember all the flies that worked.
    Do you keep a sample stached away?
    I find as time goes on and as differant flies get added and you find they work you start ussing others less untill one day you remember you once had a fly and you can hardly just remember it was a nimph

    I supose now a days a quick photo is the best and probably all the fish you caught with it.

    Jannie
    It's not about remembering which fly worked. Its about which fly , in which conditions, and how it was fished. It is not something you have to remember, it's a matter of simple experience, and a process of learning.
    Remember, all flies work in their correct application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    It's not about remembering which fly worked. Its about which fly , in which conditions, and how it was fished. It is not something you have to remember, it's a matter of simple experience, and a process of learning.
    Remember, all flies work in their correct application.
    Jannie, Andre is right about it being a process. The easiest way to retain that experience and speed up the learning curve, is to keep a notebook and record the pertinent details of each outing. I often refer back to my notes of previous outings and it helps the lessons I learned on a particular outing to really sink in. Over time you will notice definite trends emerging for a variety of conditions.

    It is also a useful tool to use when your better half accuses you of "fishing all the time". You can demonstrate that, in fact, on average you fish only 4 times a month, which is on average 50% less than her bookclub/tennis mom outings.
    When it comes to size, lie.... lie until you believe yourself, but lie.

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    i remember everything whether i like it or not. I even remeber my phone number from elementary school.

    really though, if a fly works, or caught a special fish, the appropriate question is how can you forget it?

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    .......you'll eventually realize that you dont need that many patterns to catch fish. There are great patterns out there, that can be used in nearly any tipe of situation. Do yourself a favour...read this mounths TCFF. Marcus Janssen wrote an awesome artical called "It's all about the fly". A lot of anglers will disagree with him, but I agree...it makes sense.

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