Suffering from a bit of writer’s block today, not to mention my still too sore to fish back, I went looking for something to write about.
And I found it, sifting through the long forgotten recesses of my old e-mail files.
That’s where I came across a message from my friend Rob Woodruff after a trip he had guided on Lake Fork three April’s ago.
Now I must confess that I don’t know the client’s name nor do I mean him or her any disrespect with this post.
But if I understand correctly, after a tiring day on the water, the exchange in the boat between the guide and the guided went a little something like this.
“Rob, you fish for a little while, I need to rest my arm.”
With a nervous glance – and being fully aware of what could happen – Woodruff reluctantly complied.
Two casts…still nothing.
Three casts…and a 9-pound, 12-ounce bruiser of a largemouth bass on the fly.
Which leads to the best big bass fly fishing tip that I know of.
And that is simply this: keep your fly in the water.
At all costs.
At all times.
Because you never know…you might only be three casts from the lunker of a lifetime.