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  • Writer's pictureDonavan Clary

Quality or quantity


Quantity versus quality is an ongoing debate in fly fishing. Some anglers prefer to catch as many fish as possible, while others are more interested in catching larger and more challenging fish.


There are a number of factors to consider when deciding whether to focus on quantity or quality. One factor is the type of fish you are targeting. Some fish, such as trout, are more challenging to catch than others, such as panfish. If you are targeting challenging fish, you may be willing to sacrifice quantity for quality.


Another factor to consider is the time of year. During certain times of the year, such as the spring spawn, fish are more concentrated and easier to catch. This can be a good time to focus on quantity. However, during other times of the year, such as the winter, fish are more dispersed and difficult to find. This can be a good time to focus on quality.


Personal preference is also a major factor. Some anglers simply enjoy catching as many fish as possible, while others prefer the challenge of catching larger and more difficult fish. There is no right or wrong answer, and it is up to each individual angler to decide what is more important to them. What is good for you may not be for me.


Here are some additional thoughts on the quantity versus quality debate:


* **Quantity:**

* Can be more rewarding, especially for beginners

* Can be a good way to learn about different fishing techniques and flies

* Can be a good way to improve your casting skills

* **Quality:**

* Can be more challenging and rewarding

* Can be a good way to test your skills as an angler

* Can be a good way to experience the natural world


Ultimately, the decision of whether to focus on quantity or quality is up to each individual angler. There is no right or wrong answer, and it is important to do what you enjoy the most. Never stop learning.


Thanks for reading!


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