Tonight as I was out fishing with my hera rod I was thinking just what is "fly fishing"? To me it is using any type of rod or pole or even none at all as long as it is the weight of the line that carries the fly to the target. The way I was rigged up tonight, though my micro jig and indicator were certainly light enough to be cast with a fly rod, I am fairly certain it was their weight and not the weight of the line that was doing the work. However were I to add a bit of fly line or a furled leader to the outfit, presto chango, it's the weight of the line doing the work and I'm fly fishing.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree and why.