- Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:05 pm
My friend Tom taught me a thing or two about fishing.
Anybody who tells you that it isn't a numbers game is lying to you.
Most of the guides take you out in drift boats. They take you down the West Branch or Main Stem, in search of mighty brown trout. Trout bigger than 20 inches, sipping dry flies on top.
You catch one or two fish in the 20+ range in an afternoon, tops.
Maybe a few more in the 18+ class.
What if I told you, that if you had the discipline to leave those fish alone, I could get you in to 50 fish, easy, in my one man pontoon?
If you're uncomfortable sitting on my lap during our trip, you can run down the bank and follow me that way until I drop anchor.
I'll show you the spots, since you're the paying client.
Water less than 3 inches deep holds the most fish. Shallow riffles that drift boats can't access.
Tom and I whacked 50 of these in water that didn't even get our boots wet, while the drift boats washed by without even noticing our amazing success.... probably because the fish didn't bend our rod tips, which thankfully helped to keep our fishing secret.
Last edited by John Stewart on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:08 pm, edited 4 times in total.