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Published Dec 31st 1969

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From: David Swart · davidaswart·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted May 18th 2011

2 things great story I introduced many folks to fly fishing by taking them to small water & fishing for panfish or bass,my favorite fly for these little buggers is a black body,grizzly hackle,red tailed woolly worm #12 or 10 (non-weighted),love the simple fish.


From: Nycflyangler  Link
Submitted November 18th 2009

This reminds me of the little Vermont brook that runs through my friend's family farm that we fished while we were growing up. Maybe two to three feet wide at it's widest point, it had a good supply of brook trout of the 5 to 8 inch class. Just dap a dry fly across the surface of the water or drift a nymph and let it be pulled by the current under the undercut bank. Then pull it out with one of these little gems attached. They were small and colorful and perfect, just like all trout should be.

I've caught and have seen much bigger specimens, but some of these trophy trout with their distended bellies are kind of ugly when compared to these jewels of nature you can only find in these tiny brooks that come down from the mountains to feed larger bodies of water.

It's important to always remember that both ends of the size spectrum are trophies, they just have different criteria.


From: Boyan · pbojan·at·gmailc.om  Link
Submitted September 9th 2008

Exellent!
Instead of comments, all I'd like to say is that I'm impatiently looking forward Chapter 8... :)


From: rybolov · rybolov·at·ryzhe.ath.cx  Link
Submitted August 17th 2008

My not-so-secret recipe for redbreasties is a #12/10 stimulator or hopper with a #14/16 beaded hares ear dropper. Very much the Western-style approach to catching fish. =)


From: Eric · ericsabo·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted August 11th 2008

Chapter 2 really inspired me to get back out to a spot I had visited (and gotten skunked at) over the winter.

I got out there today with some big time success - including a surprisingly large 14" smallmouth from a pool that was no more than 15 feet wide when the rest of the creek was only between 6 and 8 feet wide. It was like tail-water fishing for trout... except the fish pulled a lot harder.

So, thank you for the inspiration.


From: Bernard Yin · LARiver·at·aol.com  Link
Submitted August 1st 2008

WOW I love this entry. As a musician myself, I was on tour and while somewhere in the south (US) our bus broke down. We were near a small store and a large field. In that field was a farm pond. I went to take a look and spooked a massive largemouth! I ran back to the store and bought a small jig (I had no choice) and a spool of line and walked back out to the pond. It was hot and humid and the insects were loud. I crawled out on a fallen tree branch and lobbed the jig out and caught a beautiful Rock Bass. What a neat species of fish. I will probably be re-playing that moment every day for the rest of my live. Rock and Roll!



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