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The Contemplative Art of Fly-Fishing

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I watch carefully as the fly drops into the crystalline water and drifts past me. Iā€™m attempting to read this stream. What insects are hatching? Where are rock beds in which fish might be hiding? Where are currents meeting? I lift the fly out of the water, the rod resting loosely in my right hand. With my thumb on top of the grip, I hold it in line with my intended target. I move the rod up and backward, keeping the tip low. Then I raise it up and behind me, careful to avoid tangling with the flora. My rod...

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