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  1. What really bugs me is when I have spent numerous hours of tying enjoyment learning to properly tie a new pattern, only to lose it to a tree branch on my first cast because I was too excited to fish it and failed to watch my back cast.


    +1 to that.

    Or deciding to change flies, taking care to tie to 7x tippet with a chill affecting finger dexterity, sliding into a perfect angle to cast at potential holding spot along the bank, then delivering a perfect roll cast into the overhanging branch...with spin casters watching. Oooh that bugs me

  2. This is good stuff!

    On one occasion at the fishin' hole, I walked up to see the trout porpoising. Four or five of them,30 feet from the truck,And I was the only soul there! Indeed, the fishing gods were looking down in favor.I had never seen anything like it. Before or since. I thought, today's the day. This will be like shooting fish in a barrel. I feel that would have been infinitely easier, but in the name of fair chase I tied on fly after fly after fly. Ne'er a glance. In fact, they would mockingly rise NEXT to my offerings. Flicking me the fin as they got another gulp. (Where's my gun).I assumed in my inexperience, that the fish would simply take whatever fly I threw down the pipe. That outing ended with an empty net,and lots of questions. Considering all your thoughtful post though,it sounds like my fly box isn't deep enough, and I should be changing flies more frequently in an attempt to even the odds.

    There's just no substitute for experience

  3. I've been fishing with the fly for about three years now. I have gotten fairly proficient with casting,and had success with the local warm water fish( sunnies, bass,pickerel, crappie). But when I try for the stocked trout my state has to offer, I leave confounded wondering if even fish are in the area.

    So, as a beginner to the craft,I have to ask are trout really that picky?

  4. Got a pair of ray bans with a progressive prescription last year.I got them for driving, primarily,as my transition lenses don't react to glare or indirect sunlight. I can say I am happy with the brown lense "bans". They were pricey at $500+,though.

    I don't know how long these will last. At least as long as the prescription I hope!.

    But, when it's time for another pair. I will try to get frames that are more fitting to my face. Sometimes the side glare is a real PITA.

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