The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?— Lee Wulff
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Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.
Why does a salmon rise? Why does a small boy cross the street just to kick a tin can?
The fish you release maybe a gift to another, as it may have been a gift to you.
Catching fish is not a mental game between fish and angler.
A 'smart' trout is only smarter than other trout, not smarter than a fisherman. An angler must take the puzzle of the day's conditions, and matching those conditions and his knowledge of the fish come up with a good catch. He competes with a concept, not with a fish's brain.
It is you and clean, flowing water. It is you, inquisitive, in a wild world that is older than man, seeking greater understanding and finding not only an endless interest but a tranquility that comes, most of the time, to all nature?s wild creatures.
There will be no end to angling controversies for there is no one best way for everyone to fish.
Somewhere in the wide range of activity between the hard physical effort of wading for long hours against a swift current in a rocky stream, casting steadily, and the indolence of lying quietly in the sun waiting for a bobber to go under there is a type of angling to suit everyone's mood and everyone's pocketbook. Fishing is fishing wherever it is found... Angling's problems are never solved.
...in rebellion against the typical British-type dry flies, I created the Wulff series.