Posted by Laurence Holden on October 14, 1996 at 21:51:27:
In Reply to: North Georgia Native trout posted by Frank on October 11, 1996 at 03:02:15:
: I have been lucky enough to fish up and down
: the East,and we are really lucky here.If one enjoys
: the beauty of a native trout's surroundings, there is
: so much to choose from. The Wildlife Mgt. Areas are a
: real blessing, especially as the headwaters are
: protected.As you can tell,I have lived elsewhere where
: inevitable development eroded resources.The point of
: this? Enjoy some great Fall days in some beautiful
: surroundings. Hey, more talk of quality days and less
: about "how big."Just my opinion.
no argument here. This weekend after taking four guys fishing who had a hard time thinking beyond "large"
I went up to the Davidson in N.C. where I fished with fly rod with long fine tippet to finicky fish for four hours. didn't catch a one, but the solitude, the fall colors, and especially the beautiful trout rising, but not to my fly, well it sure beats catching a lot of fish. But one guy who I took to the Soque, though he was estatic about landing a 23" rainbow, later looked up in wonderment as he noticed a deer slip across the river. So there is hope for him. Maybe some people have to go through catchhing more and bigger before they realize deeper purposes, deeper revelations, out on the water. Sure, it ws a lot of fun to catch big fish, but on the Davidson today, I was drawn deeper and deeper into an intimate conversation with water, light, fish, just because the fish proved impossible for me to catch. If I had caught a fish on the first cast I don't think I would have been drawn into a deeper awareness. just my opinion for what it's worth..
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