THE FLY FISHING CHRONICLES OF YNP (part 12) - EOTG - Sep 9, 2013
THE FLY FISHING CHRONICLES OF YNP (part 12)
Once upon a time in the magical kingdom of trout there lived a speckled fish called the brook trout. This special trout was desired by all, he inspired the creation of fly patterns and the methods to outwit this special trout. With the proper tactics and imitations thousands of the special speckled marvels were caught and killed. However in those days no one thought that the special trout would ever suffer any change as they never had in previous years. The brook trout inspired the pen of wonderful authors to flow across the pages much like the musical river rambles and glides through the woodland.
I live in southeast Nebraska, no trout for at least 4 hours of driving time. I started fly fishing when I was 10, tying when I was 13. Never got a chance to catch a trout on the fly until I was 17 years old. Every year the Junior chemistry class took a trip to YSNP with the teacher and her husband. We got to our cabins, unpacked, ate, and relaxed. With an hour to spare before dark I busted out the fly rod and a self-made damsel nymph. In about five minutes I caught the most beautiful 5 inch fish I had ever seen. It nearly brought tears of joy. Since then I've travelled and caught some more trout, most of them much larger than my first. But the brook trout will always be special to me.
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