Yuffies, Hippies, Geezers and Worm Drowners
Fear of Fly Fishing
We really sincerely thank Jack Ohman for use permission.
NAME: Watson Crick
OCCUPATION: Systems analyst
RESIDENCE: Condo, Silicon Valley
QUOTE: "All fishing systems nominal"
Watson can't have fun fly fishing unless he's got all the latest high-tech
breakthrough equipment. He knows the density of his boron rod, the tensile
strength of his 400-grain line, the drag coefficient of his fly, how much
wind resistance a parachute wing Adams has versus a hackle wing, the
porosity of elk hair, the exact chemical composition of Gehrke's Gink,
the gear ratio on his multiplier, the genus and species of every single
aquatic insect, the solunar tables, the viscosity of the water's meniscus,
the diamater of his leader in thousandths of an inch, the insulative qualities
of his waders, the relative merits of weight-forward line in relation to
double taper, the aerodynamic qualities of the Muddler Minnow, the effect
of atmospheric pressure on the trout's lateral line, and the toll-free phone
numbers of all his tackle manufacturers.
But he doesn't catch any fish.
~ Jack Ohman
If you like Jack's fly fishing humor, be sure to look for his new book,
GET THE NET! published by Willow Creek.