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Continued: The flies that bind: St. Paul Fly Tiers and Fishermen's Club

  • Article by: TORI J. MCCORMICK , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 9, 2014 - 5:51 PM

And the better you can “match the hatch,” the more likely you’ll catch fish, club members say.

“There is something very satisfying about catching a fish — any fish — with a fly you painstakingly created,” Fiskness said. “It goes to our hunter-gather instincts, I guess. It goes to fooling something in the wild. It’s hard to explain, but it’s very, very rewarding.”

By 9 p.m., most members are packed up and ready to leave. Some muse about winter trout fishing in the coming days, while others have saltwater destinations in mind. Fiskness’ first beer is nearly empty and he’s ready for his second, his self-imposed limit.

“It’s time for our debrief,” he said, pointing downstairs to the bar.

 

Tori J. McCormick is a freelance writer living in Prior Lake. Contact him at torimccormick33@gmail.com.



 

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