Let me explain where I am coming from. Like many others, I am sure throughout our country, I am still waiting for the opportunity to get into some sort of regular fly fishing mode with the 2014 season. I mean weather, well, has been really weather here on the Front Range of Colorado. If the wind is not blowing 30 - 40 MPH, then you have weekends like this one. Wet rain and snow! I hope the weather man is wrong, but, they had predicted 4 - 6 inches of snow in some areas. Can we just go fishing and get on with the season for crying out loud.
Anyway, while I wasn't fishing today, I did manage to hit my local fly tying supplier for a few things I needed to tie up some Bluegill nymphs and a few other things from my "Stuff" list. My wife just smiles and sends me on the way. She knows better than to debate me about "Stuff".
I better get to the point here that I am trying to make with this post. While looking through most all of the fly tying goodies, I over heard a conversation between Employee and Customer. It kind of went something like this:
Customer: I am looking for materials to tie up some various streamers for fishing Bass, mostly Largemouth, but, some Smallmouth, too?
Employee: Well, you don't have to be very selective when choosing what materials to use when tying Streamers for Bass! Heck, Bass will eat anything as long as you find them in a feeding mode. I would not bother with anything but a Wooly Bugger in different colors and a couple of different sizes.
Customer: Really, well that should be easy enough. I was also thinking about tying up some Marabou Muddlers or trying some of the Articulated Streamers I see in the magazines.
Employee: I would not even bother with all that extra work and time in tying. Bass are really stupid fish compared to Trout! With a Trout you have to be more cognizant of how you present the materials and what techniques to use. Trout are much more keen to what is going on around them than a Bass. Trout sometimes key on certain materials like the Enrico Puglesi fibers that you can combine certain colors to make more exact imitations than you would need for Bass fishing with Streamers. Here let me show you some of the material I am talking about and you will see what I mean when I say Trout are much more selective than a Bass.
To make a long story short, I blocked out the rest of the conversation as they moved to another isle in the fly tying materials section. I had heard enough reality or propaganda. Whichever, as I paid for my supplies, I just chuckled and shook my head. Left me wondering what all my BlogBuddies would think of this conversation and what they feel comparable intelligence levels are of a Bass or a Trout. Chime in if you feel the need too..............................................