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by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)
Brush Creek near the Country Club Plaza
Despite the beautiful weather in Kansas City the season is winding down. A week ago I spent Sunday on some wonderful creeks west of town but mainly enjoyed the fall colors. I found some small longear sunfish on Cedar Creek and the chubs were still out on Mill creek but things are getting slow.
This past Sunday I didn't want to invest in a drive to the country so I went down to Brush Creek at the Country Club Plaza, the famous shopping district. True urban fishing but with really nice views. I think all the concrete may act as a heat sink. I walked along the wall casting ahead of me with my Soyokaze 27 and a sunset killer bug and caught a fish literally every cast for almost an hour. This maybe the last hoorah of the season but what a nice way to spend the day.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"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