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The Sportsman's Corner

Night Riders

 

August 22, 2019

When I was a lot younger, I was a moderately enthusiastic night fisherman. I liked to arrive at a familiar section of stream at the edge of dark; and when the first star appeared, I made my first cast.

For me, this was fishing with larger-than-average wet flies. My favorite was a size 8 Governor, a fly I had discovered in the late James Bashline's book "Night Fishing for Trout." Bashline and his friends caught loads of big trout using this fly and other large wet flies. Locally, "Pike" DiBartolome made nice catches of trout at night, and he was the one who told me that I ought to give night...



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