For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, May 14, 2021
The "Magic" Of.....
Over our lifetime we as anglers have found many things that inspire us. Not all are related to fly fishing or fishing in general. I have been so blessed with so many of these inspirations over sixty plus years and I can remember what they were, this is an accomplishment for I have difficulty remembering what I had for breakfast some days. I would like to share this with you. In a magazine article published in the Spring 2004 issue of Fish & Fly. By the way I believe that magazine to be the finest publication ever to the passion which is fly fishing. The article was written by Datus Proper and it tells of his experience fishing Shenandoah National Park for wild brook trout. In that four page article are words that so profound that it inspired me to go see this place known as Shenandoah. It did take me about twelve years to get there but I did. Since that first time I have been back there four times and if all goes well I'll be back for a fifth time this year.
The first page of the article. I wish I could show you the rest of it and allow you to read it.
This tells you of what inspired me. I hope you can experience it on your own Native Mountain Brook Trout stream this Spring.