We had the joys of working with one of our wonderful 'older' Clients today. Part of this Session was spent exercising Memory lane, actually it was spent in an incredibly refreshing book written by Olli Vigfusson and titled 'Hitch Craft'. (For those of us who are 'Non Fishermen' it's a little powerful book which totally has you captured in the moment of a Fishermen with little sentences such as 'and that twig that tripped me up made my eye catch the rippling of the most amazing Atlantic Salmon'. On each page he had written a few words in large print and we would like to share some of them with you but in the order that they were in the book - each of them kind of relates to . . . . . . actually we will let you finish that word off . . . .
Maybe this one (meaning the fly used to hook the fish with) will do the trick!
Why have I not used the Portland Hitch ?
The technique makes all the difference . .
The speed must be right . . . .
The speed is an important factor . . . .
Gentle with out splashing . . .
Constant Control . . . .
Each river has its own condition
The current and the wind . . . .
The Big secret . . . .
In front of the salmon . . . .
A delicate moment . . . .
Important to use different sizes / strengths . . . .
Salmon rise without taking . . . . . .
The most memorable take . . . .
The only one we would add to the end is . . . .
There is a fly for every fish . . . .
The pleasing thing for us was to read that each of these Atlantic Salmon are put back . . . . . . .
So to go back to our last sentence . . . .
each of these quotes relate to . . . . .