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Fly Fishing Jazz: The Three Basic Notes

September 14, 2012 By: Marshall Cutchin

You can play jazz with only three notes, says Kirk Deeter in his weekly column.  And fishing too has it’s own three fundamental building blocks, starting with the G: “The “G” chord is the grip.  As with golf, more good—and bad—things start and end with how you hold a fly rod in the first place.  It doesn’t matter how long you’ve fly fished, how good you are (or think you are), how many hero casts you’ve made, and how many fish you’ve caught.”