By Kirk Deeter
Do you give unsolicited advice when you're fishing with a friend, and he (or she), is making an obvious mistake? I'm always hesitant. Maybe I shouldn't be.
Classic example occurred the other day. We were fishing dry flies (red quills) to rising trout. My friend and I were casting the same fly pattern, about a size #16 generic red quill. I'm getting bit, he's not.
After about 10 minutes, he can't stand it, so he decides to switch things up. He knows the fly pattern works, so he doesn't change that. Instead, he switches his tippet to 6X flurocarbon.
I'm thinking, "dumb move." Why?
I'll tell you...