Thursday, March 02, 2006

Fly Fishing Mojo

Fly fisherman and staff writer for the Shelby Star, Hugh Koontz recently answered an email from a reader that asked how he would know when to fish which fly? Hugh dispenses some very simple and very sage advice (with a touch of humor):

"My personal secret to successful trouting amid wild surroundings is a mojo bag, from which I extract some bird bones and feathers to scatter on the river’s bank. From the pattern the bird bones and feathers form on the ground I discern what the proper fly offering should be for the day. Oh, yeah, I look around to see if there are any caddisflies dancing in the air,"

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