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  • Saturday, January 07, 2017

    Big Fish Eat Little Fish

    WHILE WE'RE AT IT
    Lessons Learned
    some things stick

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    .. While indulging in reminiscences about our jaded history around this neighborhood some things come to the fore quite often.
    .. With the passing of Bud Lilly we constantly come back to the thought that "BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH." Bud said it often. He also practiced it when he was after big fish. Big streamers were fished at any time of the year.
    .. Today, with the current dry or die mania, streamers are relegated to the Fall or when everything else fails.
    .. The satisfactions of fly fishing are many and varied: precision casting, seeing the grab, enjoyment of surroundings, catching many fish, catching a single - recalcitrant - fish, road trips with friends, and so many more.
    .. This is one of the most appealing aspects of our pastime = diverse experience opportunities.
    .. We've often been chastised for so many of our posts highlighting streamers of the large and gaudy variety. It was just last night that we remembered where that predilection has come from. Thanks Bud.
    .. Good scientific research has shown that large predatory trout seek out prey fish that are 15 to 25 percent of their size. The simple conclusion is: the bigger - the better.
    .. We would not presume to change the contemporary bent of the fly fishing industry and the lock step following of the fly fishing community.
    .. We would suggest, however, that it pays to fish large streamers if you would like to gather up fish of the larger variety: no matter the time of day or time of year.
    .. Now that it's warmed up to a -20°F we'll get some breakfast, another cup of joe, and stroll around the block to see if it really is that warm.
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