This is a wonderfully thought-provoking piece from John Juracek in Hatch Magazine. He argues that by virtue of becoming a better fly caster, you can literally cast yourself into smaller – or nonexistent – crowds, even on the West’s most popular rivers.
Popular rivers, Juracek asserts, are so popular not due to their ease of access, but because they place a low demand on skilled casting. By fishing the water that demands near-perfect casting, you’ll find yourself virtually alone.
Juracek’s piece deserves your attention. You can read it here.