By Kirk Deeter
I was talking with some fishing friends the other night about "innovations that changed the fly fishing-world." Think about that for a minute. Of all the technologies that have been applied to this sport, which ones do you think have made the greatest impacts?
The funny thing is, I was fishing today, and I took a break to switch flies. So I sat on a rock, and set my rod down. Then I took off my sunglasses (because I've reached a point where I need to do so to thread the eye of the hook). And, I stuck the fly I'd just cut off in the cork of my rod handle.
And then, as I looked down, it occurred to me that my top five list of fly fishing innovations was essentially sitting there in my lap.