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Old 01-06-2003, 11:24 PM
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Flyfishing on the brain..
 
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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fly fish and he'll practice catch & release.

Why fly fish?

Finesse.

It's inherently less mechanical than other forms of fishing.

You step into the cool morning water....strip,strip,strip,strip,strip...line in your basket....roll cast....up-back-haul-stop-drift.......pause........power forward-haul-release&shoot...........strip,strip,strip.....paus e....strip....pause....strip,strip,strip,WHAM!!!-strip-pinch-rod up....clear the line-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Every time I watch this frenetic scene play out I'm reminded of the old black & white footage of Jackson Pollock painting. People looked at his canvases and saw paint. What they were missing was the spectacle of him applying the paint. Your friends and family see a picture of you and a fish, it's cut and dry to them. It's up to us to enlighten them about the passion, power, fury and FINESSE..........
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