Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Of streamers and short-strikes
I went to the river thinking I might film some dry fly fishing. The midges were coming off, but it was nothing special. No worries as the fish were taking streamers again.-in January, what?
Here is a conversation I often have with myself.
Me: The tails on your streamers are too long, results in too many short-strikes.
Antagonist: Any fish that doesn't have the balls to eat the whole thing isn't a fish you want to catch anyhows.
Me: How many medium sized fish (16 inches) do you think you miss because the tails on your streamers are too long?
Antagonist: I suppose a few, I don't really know.
Me: A 16 inch fish can make the difference between a good day and a really good day.
Antagonist: Neither of those days are what you should be after.