Humans aren’t the only species with obesity rates on the rise; salmon girths are growing too, satirizes The Onion. “According to sources, minimal efforts to maintain a healthy body weight and remain attractive to spawning female salmon, along with years of binge-eating and late-night snacking on crustaceans, have finally caught up with the portly fish.”
While surface flies and takes can be explosive and downright fun, below the surface is often more productive. Covering everything from line weight to dumbbell eye selection, Mike Conner has a recent article full of tips for more productive time on the water, for getting “down under.”
There are things in life that haunt—sometimes disappearing for a while, yet always coming back. That stray dog you can’t seem to lose. That knee you ruined in the army. But you deal with them, writes Jay Zimmerman; just as you do a promise to a friend of carp on a flat in mid-November, doing the best you can with what you are given at the time.