More Than Turning the Crank

April 10, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“The better you get with the equipment, the less the equipment matters,” notes Jim Seegraves, one of the most accomplished U.S. big-game fly fishers. “Anybody who can turn the crank of a big reel can land a marlin,” he said, “but I think there is a higher skill level needed for fly-fishing. With the fly-rod, the person who takes the time to perfect the art is going to do better than the person who doesn’t.” Nanette Holland in St. Petersburg (Florida) Times.