- Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:28 pm
So long as the resource is treated with respect folks can fish however they want. One would think, though, that after hooking 8 or 10 steelhead in a day watching bobbers that trying an option that many think is way more rewarding might have been considered. Believe me, feeling that line come tight is way more the rush than watching your bobber disappear. It does not take a spey rod to fish a swung fly. My issue is not with any particular technique but more with a guide who feels that catching as many steelhead as possible in a day is necessary to have a good time. In my world it is an honor to be in the same river with those awesome fish. Any encounter, however brief, is quite special. It is just not an essential to catch as many as possible in order to maximize the experience. Sanctimonious? Not at all. I don't look down on people who choose to catch these fish in the easiest way possible. I do, however, look up to the fish too much to do so myself.
Life is a whole lot more simple when you plow around the stump.
"When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns."