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The Sportsman's Corner

Interrupted Excursion


One cloudy May afternoon 30 years ago, I had arrived home early from work and had zoomed out to the creek, hoping for a "Sulphur Day." A Sulphur Day is one when yellow-colored mayflies hatch during cool, often drizzly afternoons for several hours when it takes them longer than usual to fly off the surface of the stream from which they are hatching. This makes them easy pickings for hungry trout.

That is just what happened that afternoon. In fact, there were more flies hatching than I had ever seen before, trout were gorging on them, and I had a proper imitation fly and was catching and rele...

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