The Rise: Streamside Observations on Trout, Flies, and Fly Fishing
The Rise, based on recent scientific research into trout feeding behavior and the author's extraordinary photographic studies, provides many new clues. With unprecedented photographic clarity, Schullery reveals the subtleties of the trout's feeding behavior, analyzes the riseforms that puzzle us, and offers startling and reassuring insights into the lessons of rejection.
Schullery challenges modern "common knowledge"; reconsiders neglected flies, ideas, and tactics; and faces some of fly fishing's toughest questions with wit, patience, and the happy conviction that the questions are more important than the answers anyway.
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Stackpole Books Bolero Ozon. In fact, the subtitle is misleading in suggesting that his ruminations are "Streamside Observations" when he mostly recounts the history of fly fishing. A book worth reading - but not for new "observations. Murdock Hendrix rated it liked it Sep 13, Joe Pegnetter rated it really liked it Jan 03, Clain Jaques rated it really liked it Aug 01, Jay Butler rated it liked it Jan 20, Jim Coraci rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Randal White rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Patrick rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Aug Nesbitt rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Dave rated it liked it Mar 11, J, Dale marked it as to-read Jan 19, Salmobyfly added it Jan 04, Paul added it Aug 20, Eddie Merkel marked it as to-read Dec 31, The camera was my way in.
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Even as I was taking pictures, I wondered if my nice-but-none-too-fancy autofocus camera and mm lens were up to the challenge of stopping the action, and what I might find when I could finally examine the pictures. I went from feeding frenzy to the suspense of waiting for the film to get processed.
What I found was as exciting as watching the risers. What was just a quick flash of action when I watched it was revealed as much, much more. The more I looked the more I saw. The more I saw, the more I needed to go back and take more pictures. Perhaps the biggest surprise, almost a joke, really, was that I inadvertently discovered that the best time to take pictures of these trout was the worst time by the standards of most wildlife photography.
Photographers like the richly saturated and moody light of dawn and dusk, not the glare of midday. During my outings on Fishing Bridge, the sunlight came straight down onto the water.
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But I wasn't after art; I was after information. And because this was wild nature, and because wild nature becomes more provocative and graceful the better we observe it, the pictures were beautiful in a way I had not dreamed of matching in my artful ambitions.
Each subsequent visit to the bridge led me back into the angling literature and, perhaps more fruitfully, into the scientific literature on the physiology of feeding fish. I would look through each new batch of pictures, notice something new, think about it until I wondered about something else, then look through the pictures again, and again, and again. Subsequent trips and a growing file of slides have turned into the most exciting new part of my Yellowstone life since the late s, when a couple biologist friends taught me the basics of long-distance wildlife observation, and I ratcheted up my capacities as a passionate observer of the landscape and life in this special place.
Now, ironically, I had taken my own long-standing advice, so often given to others, about watching trout as carefully and appreciatively as we watch other wild animals.