"I like to be able to see the fish I miss, just as I like to see the big game I don't get. Without quality eyeware, I can't see trout. Accordingly, I assume that my failure to get any sort of strike is the result of the worm dippers who cleaned out the hole on opening day. Likewise, with a poor scope, I assume that that the distant blur running from me due to my excessive noise is a doe or a spike buck, or perhaps, a dog. Yes, that's it, a dog. Quality eyeware prevents me from lying to myself about my field and stream failures."