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Micro Blue Fly'in It
by Walter Levi Cain
(Ft. Bragg, NC)
The Blue Fly
For the last month or two it has rained every day, until this weekend (July 20-21). So my friend Cortez and myself just had to get a hook wet. After spending the first half of my morning trying to catch Creek Chubsuckers with no luck. I decided to give the old blue yarn a try again to see if I could beat my personal best for the smallest fish on a blue fly. Well after losing one after another I finally started to land some Eastern Mosquitofish. And then I finally landed my personal best for the smallest fish on a blue fly. As is shown in the picture. After digging through my pocket for my penny and my camera and getting the little guy to stop jumping around every second I got my shot and released it. Within minutes on the same fly I caught the largest Mosquitofish of the day. All in all it was a great day on the water and a much needed time of relaxation.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma