Personally, I mostly fly fish which conjures the image often reserved for cold spring streams and brook trout/steelhead anglers. Most people associate that image with some businessmen pampered in expensive gear and throwing tiny dry flies with excruciating detail in an effort to "match the hatch". I love fishing for trout when I get the opportunity... but the real deal in my opinion is the smallmouth bass. I can identify with it. Lives in average water, scraping the bottom at times, chasing down food and minnows in ambush, and possessing the "never say die" attitude that they've become so famous for. This bronze fish with a slightly smaller mouth than their slack water cousin the bucket mouth can sure make for some serious battles on the warm water streams. I've seen novice smallie anglers drop their jaw when they hold up a 10 inch fish in disbelief of the work they had to put in to land that nominal fish.
Robbie is the creator of WF and loves to spend time in the outdoors chasing steelhead, upland birds, and the beauty of nature.
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