My son Finney loves "stickelbacking" and when I told him about the blue fly challenge he got really excited and said he was going to win and catch 100 stickelbacks. We tied up a piece of fluff on a micro hook and of we went to the stickleback pond. He soon found out that sadly they are not as attracted to blue as he had hoped and what would have normally been a 40 fish outing turned out only 7 on the dock. He was a little discouraged with the numbers but we had a great time anyway.
“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