The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.
“Access to public land and transportation are two issues that were politically salient in the West before they were anywhere else,” he said at the Project New West conference. “I am going to have the great opportunity later this week: I’m going to take the leader of the free world fishing. And I plan to talk a little bit about public access.”
Then again, that's only for the moving picture. It's a rule of coincidence that if you take lots of still pictures of a new fly caster he'll look like a pro in a few of them, and a complete doofus in others. I'm curious which, if anything, will filter through.
I’m sure the NY TIMES will paint him as a pro, and I’m sure Glenn Beck will paint him as a doofus.
As for the political significance of fly fishing, let's not forget that even Darth...er, Dick Cheney is a "fly fisherman."
Obama will be picking out the knots and tangles for years to come.
P.S. Glenn Beck can eat my sh*t and die. Oh wait, there's already sh*t pouring out of his mouth every time I see/hear him, so I guess he will, unfortunately, continue to live...
A good “fly fisherman” knows that trying to pick out knots and tangles, often times, only adds to the mess and is a waste of good fishing time. There are times when simply severing the leader and starting from scratch is the best option.