|Yes, it was a fish! And proud of it!|
If I know the hole I am fishing holds trout, I will throw for a while. If it just needs a "hatch" to get it rolling, and I feel confident that it isn't too far off...I will take a rest. Maybe grab my Snickers and Diet Coke and watch for awhile. I guess that I don't catch a lot of fish that way, but somedays are just made for relaxing. But when I do catch one that I have been after for an hour, I feel like I won the battle!
How many of us fly fishermen, need to improve on this little thing called "impatience"? Do we sometimes go tromping through something that maybe we should have checked out with a few casts first? Here's a story from a friend and guide, Kerry Almond. He experienced this first hand at a recent trip to Montana.
|This isn't the MT. "river", but you get the point...|