Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. BWOs (Little BWOs)
3. Little Winter Stoneflies
Most available/ Other types of food:
4. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
Fly Fishing School - The Fishing Is Lousy Crap
If you have fished very much for any species of fish that exist, you have heard the slang language all of your
life - fishing is good. Or maybe, you heard just the opposite of that - the fishing isn't good, or the fishing is
poor. It may have been stated this way - the fish are biting, or the fish aren't biting right now.
How often have you heard "the golfing is good", or "the golfing is bad". If not, why haven't you?
I'm not exactly sure what "the fishing" is or exactly what it means, but if it means "the catching" is good, I
get the slang fishing language up to a point. I get it up to the point I would want to know exactly "who's
fishing is good?
If the water is high and cold, does that make the fishing bad?. If the water is high and cold does that make the
catching bad?. I would think that would depend entirely on who was doing the fishing. In fact, I would think
that if the water was high and cold and someone was able to catch a couple of trout, both the fishing and the
catching would be good.
In case your missing my point, making such statements as "the fishing is good" or the "fishing is
bad" is actually just making STUPID statements.
Even if you modified the use of the old slang fishing language to "the catching is good" or "the catching is
bad", you would still be making STUPID statements.
That is one thing that fishing tournaments, at least the well run, professional fishing tournaments, shined a
light on. The "fishing" or the "catching", whichever word you prefer, is as good or as bad as the
competitors make it.
They proved that fish don't stop eating and that good anglers don't stop catching them due to adverse
I'm not trying to promote tournament fishing for trout. I'm just pointing out that catching fish is a direct
result of the efforts of human beings - not the fish. The fishing is good, or the fishing is bad thing, just
needs revising to the fishermen are good, or the fishermen are bad.
By the way, this is getting off the subject, but how is the golfing at Gatlinburg Golf Course? I heard it is pretty
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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Saturday: Fly Fishing School
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