There is no need to adjust your screen settings folks. The fish below is not the same as my posting a few days ago.
I went fly-fishing this morning before work because we are expecting rain all weekend.
There were plenty of bugs flying about but I never saw a rise so I decided to go with a Pheasant Tail.
I was casting unsuccessfully for a little while and I needed to get to work so I moved to an open spot along the bank as I headed toward my car. I made several more casts to different spots without any hits so I decided one more cast and I would be gone.
I felt the slightest tug on the line and pulled on the line as instructed (no bass hook setting). I didn't feel anything so I thought I missed my opportunity and started to reel in the line to leave (the first time ever I actually planned on leaving after my "one more cast" statement to myself).
As the line got closer to me, I noticed something on the line and low and behold I had another record (i.e. for smallest fish on a fly) for the books.
I had another laugh but I actually learned something today and that is the subtle feel when a fish takes the fly. I realize that these shiners don't put a big load on the line like a rainbow, brookie or brown trout but I did recognize that something was different and that is a step in the right direction. That feeling is stored in the memory bank so when a trout decides to take the fly I will have at least some reference point and act on it accordingly.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in the audience.