Originally Posted by Corbo
Someday you will be dry fly fishing in a river with your line trailing out behind you in the current (and paying no attention), your fly will likely get swept under and be "trolling" down river so to speak and while you light your cigar a big fish will whack your fly even though all fly fishing "wisdom" says it should not happen...
You will play this fish to hand while your buddies watch and think you are a magnificent fly fisher and HOPE they didn't see the fish strike while you were paying no attention!
Good luck to you and ask all the "dumb" questions you want.
Been there / done that. Unfortunately, I'm rarely lucky enough for one of my fishing partners to actually see me land the fish much less see the fish strike.