Downpours are Exciting!

Why I wonder do trout love to frolic in the rain?  I paddled in downpours and showers this morning, unphased  by the half gallon of water in my boat because the little trout where a veritable Cirque De Soleil…an acrobatic scene made only more frantic with the intensifying rain. I appreciated the barbless hook that Art ties his 88’s on. These little guys

imagehave sensitive mouths and eat in manner way beyond their modest stature. When you hook more than you can count, the safety and ease of release can make the difference between a stressful scene or a ridiculously exciting morning behind the reel.  Next time you have to close your windows because the rain is coming sideways into your house…get a boat and a rod-and a go barbless!image

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