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Bamboo and Slow Water on Colorado's North Dry Fork

August 20, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Fishing the North Dry Fork near De Beque, Colorodo, Joe Doggett is reminded that hasty fish strikes are not the height of fashion in lazy water. “The 5-weight fly line sailed overhead, piling in a miserable rubble amid the streamside brush. ‘What happened?’ I wailed. High Lonesome Ranch head guide Mark Weaver shook his head. ‘You were too fast on the draw; you’ve got to give those big trout in slow water time to go back down with the fly.'” In the Houston Chronicle.