Two rules that fly fishermen should live by

Fishing Jones:

Don’t be an asshole and make the cast.

With one exception (calling out before I step into crowded water, ensuring I’m not encroaching on a neighbor’s space), I’m generally an asshole. Or at least that’s what my fishing friends label me (among other things) during each and every outing. Little do they know I only like fishing with them because they spend so much time lambasting. I’d hardly think twice about scrambling across a fast flow to net the fish that got too far downstream from them if they said please – it has to be “net that fish, you asshole!

As for making the cast, I consider myself consistent. Careful fly rod selection combined with fine single-malt consumption is the ticket.

So, I’m batting .500.

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