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“The trick is learning how to take a graphite rod (around $100 up to $700 or so), a reel ($40 to hundreds), coated floating line (tapered, yellow is nice, about $60), fluorocarbon leaders ($13 for a two-pack) and a teensy-weensy fake nymph with a surprise inside (a couple of bucks, or tie your own – an art form), and through skill and connivance convince a wary 2-pound trout that, to borrow a horse term, the feed bag’s on.” In the Chicago Tribune, Alan Solomon writes about the experience of taking a fly fishing lesson on Dogwood Creek on Bass Pro founder John Morris’s pay-per-use property.

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