'...The appeal is more nearly that of hidden treasure, except that this treasure has life and movement and uncertainty beyond anything inanimate. The thought in the mind is: "Let me try for him." The desire is to stir the reaction, respond to it, control it; to see the mystery close by in the water, perhaps to handle it, to admire, to understand a little. Perhaps it adds up to nothing more than a primitive curiosity, but if so it remains powerful and lasting..."
Fisherman's Fall - Roderick Haig-Brown
So which is the stronger force - the fly fisherman's urge to fish or the Salmon's instinct to return?
Good topic Pescaphile!
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