SPRING OLIVES - Whip Finish - May 23, 2011
Standing ankle deep in the riffles below my favorite run on the Tulpehocken, I was half observing the water, and half relishing the warm air and the beginning of another season. Having been afforded a few hours on a thankfully dry spring day, I was trying hard to keep my pace slow and not get too anxious over getting started.
Another great article from Ralph Long! The last sentence in the first paragraph of this newest "Whip Finish" article, says it all about going fly fishing!
"Having been afforded a few hours on a thankfully dry spring day, I was trying hard to keep my pace slow and not get too anxious over getting started."
My mentor Al Campbell, who stuck with me for 3 days at the 1999 FAOL Black Hills Fish-In, taught me many of the basic things that I needed to know in being a fly angler, but the one bit of sage advise that Al told me was to "Let the Pretty Girls Show Themselves!"!
Al and I sat high on the bank of Castle Creek, and watched the water, and waited for the pretty girls to show themselves. To this day, I always wait and watch the water for a long time to give the pretty girls time to show themselves. It seems to work just fine! ~Parnelli
Just awsome Ralph. Your minds eye & words capture images better than a photo layout.
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