I do not consider myself a fisherman, but I do enjoy fishing for food. I have only caught trout and catfish, and I must admit that I liked the catfish better than the trout. My gear is pretty simple, and I do not as yet own any fly fishing gear, but I find the thought of making my own flies very interesting.
An 18th century horse hair fly fishing line.
Just one of the many period flies to be found at:
My fishing tackle tin with linen lines and hand forged hooks with sinew leaders.
More flies from: http://ballindalloch-press.com