Waters & words : a celebration of flyfishing

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Standing still

Many years ago, I used to fish stillwaters with a fellow by the name of Guy, who had bad knees.  I don’t know how bad the knees were. All I know is that when I was crouching in the tall grass or beside a bush at the water’s edge, he was standing tall, because it was uncomfortable for him to crouch.


So I was at an advantage. I could take cover just a little more than he could. So the fish were less likely to see me, and I would catch more fish.


Except that it didn’t work like that. In fact I don’t remember EVER out-fishing Guy. I may have done, but I think I would have remembered that.

So what was it about him that gave him such “good hands”?