This is a question for all you fly fishers out there.
I notice as I'm reading all your blogs that you're always tying up a bunch of this or that because you noticed (and Joel is the one that prompted me to ask this because of his post this morning, OK last night) that you only have one of this or one of that left in your box and Spring is approaching.
The question is the title of this post. I fish flies a lot during the year and I rarely lose any. Is it because I'm careful with my back swing (where I lose most of them) or do you guys fish places with more trees/bushes/snags?
I went out earlier this week and fished Lake X strictly with my fly rod and several different flies. I came home with the same amount of flies I left with. I went out earlier this week and fished Lake Amador with the old reliable Thin Mint and only left one in the bushes somewhere.
So tell me, do I fish open spaces too much, should I be getting into the bushes more, or am I just lucky that I don't leave many flies behind?