Rio Grande: River of Many Dreams

Text & Photos: Paul Smith

A lifetime of fishing stories squeezed into one windy week.

I am obsessed with seatrout. Many nights I dream about rotund and silver trout, still with clinging sea lice, and fresh from the cold waters of the North Atlantic. Furiously, at least in dreamscape, they attack my fur offerings, tied meticulously both on steel and plastic tube. I’ll try anything to capture my prize, modern or traditional, not at all troubled by wild wanderings that distance the Butcher and Pennell. Nor is fidelity with my homewaters a virtue I pursue. I’ll travel and cast anything if it bequeaths me the opportunity to battle chromed flesh, pitting flimsy cane or graphite against salty untamed ferocity.

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Posted in Chasing Silver Fly Fishing Magazine Issue 2/2015

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