Say Hello To My Innerchild’s Fly Fishing Story; Fly Fishin’ Fly Fishin’

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Fly Fishin’, Fly Fishin’
By Guide Glenn Smith

Fly fishin’, fly fishin’
My how much fun
to see what you’ve been missin’. 

Do you want to know how?
What about now?
Pay close attention
with the utmost retention!

Look through this book,
read all the pages.
You will learn a new skill,
fit for the ages. 

You will learn where they live,
and what they’re about.
Rainbows, Browns, Willy Brook Trout.

To know where they swim
is part of the riddle.
By a rock? In the riffle?
Deep, deep in the middle?

These fish are clever,
and clever they seem,
when you visit their home:
a freshwater stream.

You could peek in a seam,
or a big still pool.
With patience, you’ll find,
this kingdom the trout rule.

Perhaps a big blue lake,
or a fast-moving stream.
If we’re really lucky,
trout will swim in our dreams. 

Fly fishin’, fly fishin’
What else should you ask

What else have you been missin’?

A whole lotta people
fish with a pole, a hook, and a worm.
They spend their whole day
with nothing to learn.

Waiting, waiting, waiting they wait
Are they early? Are they late?
Waiting, waiting for a bobber to churn
A whole lotta nothing
with so much concern!

Fishing like that – OH what a bore!
Like a kite on the ground refusing to soar.

Fly fishin’, fly fishin’
Let’s learn more
about what you’ve been missin’. 

With patience and detail,
a little bit of wishin’,
you’ll stand a good chance

to catch a freshwater whale.

You will learn to catch,
honest and true,
just treat the fish nicely.
As if it were you!

A few more things to catch a beautiful fish,
just read on!
No way you can miss.

First: It’s a rod, not a pole.
A rod is for casting, a pole is a pole!
Next, to finish the deal:
a line, leader, fly, and a trusty fly reel.

Fly fishin’, fly fishin’
Oh My, how much fun
to discover a new mission. 

Fly fishermen are an interesting breed.
Those who practice,
are those who succeed.

This is the rod,
this is the reel.
Choose yours by touch 

Choose yours by feel.

This is the line.
It appears really thick.
It is made that way:
slippery and quick!

This is a leader,
It’s long AND it’s thin.
Fish will not see it,
unless it grazes their fin.

These are the flies.
They look almost real!
Made to match a trout’s evening meal.

Flies can be made with feathers and leather, 

Others are made with hair and much care
Some are made with plastic, which can be super fantastic

They can be made of copper, all to look proper. 

If that’s what it takes
to make convincing, editable, delectable Great Drakes.

After learning this magical way
you will spend a glorious day.
Learning to be patient.
Learning to cast.
Develop a passion
that will forever last. 

Fly fishin’, fly fishin’
See how much fun
You will have 

With the knowledge, you’ve given

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