Flyfishing, Poetry, Writing

Guide Talk

At the far bank, he’s doing a dorsal fin rise,

definitely not feeding on top. Try a size 22 Zebra

Midge emerger, but make sure it’s tied onto 6x

fluorocarbon with an improved clinch knot.

You’re going to have to use a steeple cast

because of the brush behind you. Make sure

that the fly lands 6 feet in front of him, then when

you get him make sure you don’t set the hook

too hard or too soon.

Patience, patience is always the key.

Poetry, Writing


The river rushes past my feet
while I stand there in the water;
contemplating life as it passes,
and cherishing each heart beat.

The mayflies flutter in the sky,
completing their last stage of life.
Below, the trout eagerly wait
for them to fall to the surface and die.

I wait, searching for my soul
in the depths of the water.
All thoughts begin to fade,
nature is now in control.

The trout start to feed consistently.
I cast to the one behind the boulder.
The fly lands two feet in front of him,
I saw his nose break the surface, viciously.

I set the hook, and felt weight on the end.
The rod began to shake and bend.