A Hero

By Bob Randall on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, No Comments

Not every hero is human or even supernatural.  I say they can be individuals of other species if they possess an admirable trait.  One of my heroes is a Bennett Spring trout.  He saw what he wanted and he went for it.  I appreciate enthusiasm.  He failed to achieve his goal so he went back for another try.  His persistence helped him achieve his goal.  I admire that trait also.

OK, here’s the story.  Fishing wasn’t good.  I had noticed some near surface activity and had tried a dry fly and a soft hackle.  No luck.  After lunch I was fishing just below the main Bennett Spring bridge with a yellow post Adams fly (about a size 14) with a size 16 Griffith’s gnat below.  My flies had no sooner rested on the surface than I noticed a streak of a trout come out of nowhere and hit my gnat.  He missed.  He immediately turned and came at it again.  This time he hit.  I set the hook and we danced to my net.  I appreciate that little guy.  I consider him a friend and a hero for his personal qualities.

I returned him to the stream so that you can try your luck with him in the future.  I caution you, however, that he might be just a little more wary next time.  That’s another trait that I admire.  Sorry I can’t figure out how to rotate the picture.

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