for the love of water

“You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.”

that’s a quote by Robert M Pirsig that i tend to agree with, even if those patterns are continually changing, shifting, criss-crossing.

i do look back, deeper and deeper into the water and see more and more but it all inevitably leads back to square one and somehow that senselessness makes sense.

Hangin’ on Bob

The Hang of It – by Bob Wyatt via Bumcasts

once again, Bob shares his experience and wisdom on fish behavior and fly design, some invaluable reading for the angler trying to make sense of it all.
leafy fashions come and go but the roots  always hold it all together and these few words go deep. call it a mantra if you will, i’ll always be happy to re-read them over and over. thanks again Bob.

D.H.E ‘deer hair emerger’


” After decades of thinking about trout as cunning and fussy critters with eating disorders, my fly tying programme finally got traction with the ‘trigger’ concept. Behavioural science terms like ‘behavioural releaser’, ‘supernormal stimulus’, ‘optimal foraging strategy’ and ‘fixed action pattern’ entered my angling vocabulary. Everything just sort of came together and for the first time in my angling life started to make sense… “

for more click HERE, enjoy !