In the next print issue of Angling Trade, we’ll be running a story by Morgan Lyle on how some manufacturers and shops are tapping into the growing potential of “competitive” fly fishing—special rods, lines and flies that conform to tournament standards. The “Pro Fly Angling Tour” is set to start in 2014, and some anglers who never “compete” at all are drawn to specialty performance gear.
That said, there’s a pretty vocal contingent in the fly-fishing world who feel that competition and fly fishing mix about as well as oil and water.
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