Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fulfilment "Simplified"

"we once drove a thousand miles to fish for tiny native brook trout along the Blue Ridge" Those are the words of Kathy Scott. They are taken from the book "Brook Trout Forest". I can say that I have come close to doing the same.

I know that it may be hard for some to understand why, and there is no way that I can tell you the feeling of accomplishment in doing so.


Perhaps looking at a tiny wild brook trout in his native stream will help.



14 comments:

  1. Wasn't a thousand miles, but I did make the long drive up to the white mountains for the day to catch some natives yesterday. Definitely worth it though especially with the low water around here.

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    1. RI brook trout
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      Jonathan well done....that's quite a drive, and I'm sure you would do today.

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  2. I have a feeling that most of us who enjoy your blog share those same sentiments. If you don't understand why then there's probably no explanation that you'd buy into anyway. Without question I'd drive 1000 miles to see those white tipped fins glowing in that crystalline water!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher
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      Jeff the first few lines say it all. And what's a 1000 miles.

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa that it is.

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  4. I agree with HPFF. We'll go most anywhere in search of those beautiful fish. Maybe even 1000 miles.

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    1. Mark Kautz-Shoreman
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      Mark this is so true. I have a Honda that gets 38mpg so it makes those trips affordable.

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  5. Gorgeous brook trout! I would drive 1000 miles to catch that fish.

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    1. David Knapp
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      Dave I'll bet you do, and probably more often than one would think.

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  6. Alan
    A lot of my former bass fishing buddies just don't understand what I get out of fishing for those little trout on our tailrace; I tell them you will never understand until you experience landing a colorful trout no matter how small!!! The miles and the work to get the takes is worth all the effort---thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill it's hard for guys who target large fish to try and grasp our reasoning. But that's OK, we'll do fine.

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  7. 99% of fly fishermen could never understand the feeling of fishing for small natives whether they be brookies or cutthroat. Their loss.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      You sir are 100% correct.

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