CNBC Goes Fly Fishing For Smallmouth

August 1, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

CNBC business news analyst Steve Leisman — an avid fly fisher — reported from a meeting of rather pessimistic economists at Maine’s Leens Lodge this morning. Of course he was teased by Joe and Becky about his casual attire, but he had a quick comeback for the question of whether he would fish in the rain today: “Fish don’t mind getting wet,” he said. “And you gotta remember, fish are just like stock pickers — they’ve got to pick these small flies out of an ocean of water. A little bit of rain won’t bother them.”