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Why Women Make Better Fly Fishers

December 7, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Chief fly fishing instructor David Pilkington at Devon, England’s Arundell Arms hotel says the reason why women are better at fly fishing is simple: it’s their “deadly, focused attitude.” He suggests that they also have a reputation as better salmon fishers because of “the male ego. Get men together and they can’t resist casting the longest line possible, whereas women understand a fish is just as likely to be lying under the bank at your feet rather than on the opposite shore.” Carolyn Bankes in the U.K. Telegraph.