No it actually isn't! If you really believe that than why fly fish at all? Do you really think there is no difference between fly fishing and gear fishing simply because nobody can nail down exactly what it is? There definitely is a difference, that is why YOU are here! This is not true at all. Gear pics on this forum are downright STUPID. :beathead: If you guys want to "share" (brag) about your gear caught fish than go to Piscatorial Pursuits and look at Stam's gallery. Than you will realize how stupid you look. Good gear fishermen like Stam catch more steelhead in a season than most fly guys catch in a lifetime. In fact his gallery shows 20 pounder after 20 pounder, it is insane. If you want to do that than go right ahead but it isn't the same and it isn't fly fishing.