OK… I’m not really prepared to say that the salt is better than the fresh… the fresh is what I do most often. I love it. However, given the endless assault on all things salty over at the Trout Underground (again here), I feel compelled to underscore why, in fact, the salt is totally more super awesome than the fresh.
Reason #1… Tiny Flies
That’s a WD40 nymph. The instructions say you can tie this in a #24.
The smallest bonefish fly I’ve tied up is an #8, and that’s nearly microscopic for the salt. The largest fly I’ve tied for saltwater is a 3/0, which is meat on a hook.
That I have several #20’s in my trouting fly boxes is a clear sign that saltwater fly fishing is more awesomer ruling than the freshwater stuff.