I've only ever fly fished until recently, however I'm now mainly a float fisherman. Float fishing, to me anyway, is the most exciting form of fishing an I'm now a complete convert to coarse fishing. What do you like so much about coarse fishing?
Agreed - but you can also find wild brownie & grayling fishing with clubs for about the same cost as a coarse membership - and you get year-round river fishing! It depends a lot on where you live and whether or not you have transport.Wild brown on the fly can be hard to find and can get expensive.
Ditto.For me it is definitely the variety of target species, techniques and waters. And i have barely even touched first base when it comes to Pike or Carp fishing, or lure fishing.
Know what you mean Bob - any fishing is better than none at all!Coarse fishing is generally more gregarious as well, I often find people I know at the bankside and can spend as much time chatting as fishing. Not that fly-fishermen are stand-offish, I just don't meet people as often stalking the river with a fly as I do stalking a lake with a lure.
In the end, any fishing I can get out to do is the fishing I love.
An angler I know who is also a bus driver has a sign that he hangs on the back of his chair...The 'gregarious' part is a bit of a 2-edged sword.
Sometimes I just want to chill, relax and unwind - the last thing I want is to be 'sociable'...