Hi All,

I have been reading sections of two fairly old flyfishing books, and interestingly enough, both books talk about fly fishing with live bait. One book even makes recomendations on hooks (plain old bait fishing hooks) that should be carried with you when fly fishing.

Favorite baits included minnows, worms, and grasshoppers.

There were also recommendations as to when using bait was "about the only effective means" for "fly fishing" for trout.

The books were written by well known fly fishing authors.

Was this a common practice 40 and 40+ years ago?

Thought it was interesting.

Thanks and regards,