By Kirk Deeter
The other day, I was talking with Kelly Galloup, streamer fishing guru and owner of the famous Slide Inn on Montana's Madison River. We were talking about the mistakes that many fly anglers make, and he had a very interesting point to offer.
He said: "Too many anglers make a cast, and then wish for something to happen, rather than making it happen themselves."
That hit home. Of course, on the flip side, I've long said that it's also a mistake for anglers to try to impose their wills on the trout, rather than letting the fish dictate how they approach the situation. But there's a subtle, important difference between these trains of thought.