Why Throw Bait?

July 28, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

I saw a thousand permit caught on live crabs before ever throwing a fly to one. Does it help? Yep. Andrew Steketee confirms the teaching value of fishing with bait in part three of his series on young Keys guides on Gillraker “I even muster the humility to inform Eric of my newfound respect for spin and bait fisherman, to which he responds: ‘The best fly-fishermen I know still throw plugs and bait, because it teaches them hundreds of unseen variables. I’ll never tell a client, or myself, that we can’t learn more. Most fly-fisherman who step foot in my boat are horrible anglers, because they’re close-minded. My job is to correct that.’”