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Found a lake

A canoe on a lake at sunset.
A canoe and a lake make for great fly fishing.

It is still surprising when people assume fly fishing is only effective on trout rivers and streams, although, flies have been effective for thousands of years in the pursuit of catching fish.

During the quarantine, I have exclusively been fly fishing from a canoe on a lake near my house. People out walking for exercise will pause and stare. Often they may say, “There’s no trout in there.”

Replying, “Yes, but there are a lot of bass and bream,” gives me pleasure, especially when the timing is perfect and they see me land a fish on my 4-weight fly rod.

— Submitted by Carol Phillips of Alabama

By Trout Unlimited Staff.