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'The Fraternity of Fly Fishers'
May 01, 2017
"Ours is the grandest sport. It is an intriguing battle of wits between an angler and a trout; and in addition to appreciating the tradition and grace of the game, we play it in the magnificent out-of-doors."
Another day to hit the pond, but more rain means that driving to the pond is not an option. Hiking will get the rods to a place to cast flies so I grab a 1 weight and a bamboo rod, the fish basket, and many more flies than will be needed; but don't we all take to many flies?
Pushing through the screen door was like stepping into another world for a 10 year old boy. A bell on the door would ring to announce your arrival as it was opened, and the sound of the aerator in the minnow tank made from an old Claw-foot cast iron enameled bathtub would register just about the same moment as the spring on the door would pull it shut with a loud bang.
In this article let's discuss dry-fly fishing situations – I bet everyone is waiting for! I first make a big classification: free-stone rivers and spring creeks. Let's look at each scenario.
It seems the older I get the stronger the desire becomes for simple things. In this world where everything is increasing complicated, despite the idea that all the modern conveniences were allegedly designed to make life easier.
The works of Skues can still be found on the shelves of many Out-of-Print Book Dealer and all three of his major works are available on the internet at; - https://archive.org/details/minortacticsofch00skue This will get you Minor Tactics which is available to download as a PFD file or download to a Kindle.
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