having never gone on a fish hunt with an experted
guide, this for me was quite the highlight of a different
kind of adventuring...not only did Jack patiently
given learned lesson on how to read the water, track
the fish, and
cast with more knowledge, but he put us in the holes
where the fish were wandering about almost waiting
aimlessly as if we were registered guests...
the non rolled over image, Jack upon his Maverick's
boat guiding stand, pushing us quietly into the position
with carbon pole...I asked him if he was able to see
better and the reply was a bit...but he also gave
quite learned lesson on how to read the water and
where the little buggers were hiding...
at one point in the journey, I could not cast with
the flyfishing reel nor rod to save my life...Jack
was high upon the stand and was tolerantly directing
me where to cast...with an upwind cast and the fish
nearly mooning us in procession, Jack kept at me patiently
guiding on how to get better cast...as one would know
about flyfishing, the devil is in the details of how
you do several pulls and backcast to put the fly in
the right locale...at that point I seemingly had the
skill of a bull in a china shop, I sheepishly handed
Jack my Sage rod, and with nary a back cast, he dropped
the line right in the location it should have been
as if the wind had changed direct and the fish were
wearing baseball mitts for the catch...besides being
dumbfounded, it was nearly spellbinding to watch a
master craftsman at work...
in the rolled over image, Erik shows much better skill
and manages to pull the first fish from the water...
well done indeed...
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