what a nice descriptive. i like that and i like it a lot. it seems just right and somehow more appropriate than our usual ‘fly rod and fly line’ but fear not friends, this isn’t about changing what we call them but about sharing a really cool find.
filled with a lot of experience and insights, tips and tricks,
you’ll also discover funny ways to talk to the fish to get them to take the fly, it’s a great read. click either image for the online book or HERE to download the file in various forms to read offline. enjoy !
a lot of us tend to think that commercial fishing is the big nasty devil that’s ruining and depleting fish stocks around the world but that’s maybe just a convenient half truth.
bring this to our sport-fishing level, reduce the fishery’s scale to say, a smaller or average sized lake or river or stream and depletion and ecosystem destabilisation issues happen at an alarming, easily observable rate and it’s not just about fish. as sport-fishers we’re all aware of size limit regulations and a lot of us also know that they’re bunk. here’s why:
of course there’s always the fact that dead fish can’t take our flies, put up a fight, jump up and down, be the beautiful creatures that they are and even less reproduce.
it’s all about math, each fish removed makes for potentially hundreds of less fish in the future that will in turn not reproduce, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
is it worth it ?
in what’s a wonderful mix of weird trippy and woW! young David Strawhorn’s explanations are up there with the best.
some say that imitation is the highest form of flattery and i’ll certainly agree in this case. one thing’s for sure is this lad’s been studying and studying well, leaving no stones unturned.
being able to properly explain what we’re doing means that each step has been thought out and analysed and all the pieces of the puzzle have been put together correctly at the end: one of the better ways to learn for anyone of any age but maybe David’s example of this is a reminder for some of us oldun’s that in a day and age where kids are often seen as incapable of doing anything other than gaming or text messaging, there’s a lot more to them than we might think. be sure to share this with your kids. enjoy !