Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Climbing to success

Ladders have been used by fly fisherman for some time now. One of the first articles I saw where they were employed happened to be about fishing the Monomoy flats. This picture is from Pyramid Lake. Ladders provide an obvious advantage that any guide with a poling platform will attest to - you can see better from up high. I have yet to add a ladder to my fly fishing gear but have sometimes wished one would magically appear. Have you tried climbing to success?

5 comments:

Brambor said...

You learn something every day. I have never seen those used before.

Moldychum said...

Have climbed the ladder on South Delaney outside Walden, CO. A milk carton or step stool can also give you that little extra height.

Jason said...

Gary LaFontaine talked about his "Slough Pig" boat he and a friend built for fishing a private pond - they welded an aluminum ladder to the base of the boat so one person could spot big cruising browns and the other could cast to them. Apparently it worked pretty well until both of them got real excited about a fish and leaned too far over and sunk the boat. :)

topher browne said...

How about one of them Spray rods or Spade rods or whatever they call 'em?

A 11' Switch Rod for a #7 line + a 35' shooting head or a 12' to 13' double-hander with a Guideline Power Taper and 35# Test Airflo MRM Mono or Rio Slickshooter can deliver even the largest fly to neighboring zip codes.

A 12' rod has a built-in three-foot step ladder when compared to a 9' rod. And there's no way to fall off the darn thing. At least not so far.

El Pescador said...

Good point. I personally expect to see a significant rise in the interest in two handed rods. I just hope the manufacturers hang in there long enough to see the sales materialize.