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Thursday April 17th, 2008

Should plastic and unnatural products be allowed both legally and morally in the tying of flies, as used on fly only waters?

This question was posed to us on another forum recently and is an interesting thought indeed.

Our National regulations define an artificial fly as: "any lure of feather, fur, wool or any other material of any kind customarily used in the making of flies"

Pretty broad definition but what ethically constitutes an artificial fly?

With the advent of foam, plastics, tungsten beads, cones, aluminium tubes and other metals as used in the construction of modern day flies where do we draw the line between flies and hardware? Could fly-spoons be classified as a fly?

What is acceptable both legally and morally on fly only waters?

What do you think?

Chris


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