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by Jack Gagnon | Jan 13, 2022 | FISHING, FRESHWATER, SALTWATER, Sporting Classics Daily, TACKLE
Thoughts on Fly Fishing – Subimago Blues


57 years ago, on January 14th, 1965, Bob Dylan recorded his hit single “Subterranean Homesick Blues”
Here are some thoughts on fly fishing set to this classic tune.

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Down in the basement,
Thinnin’ out the head cement,
Thumbin’ through a catalog,
Last year’s fishin’ log.
Tyin’ Brown Drake males,
No hackle, V-tails,
New pattern travails,
Call ’em spinners if you fail.

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Look out kid,
Another wing just split,
You need size ten,
But you’re doin’ it again,
Better stand up, take a break,
Go upstairs, check the date,
Make a call upstate,
Hope you’re not already late,

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The tape is pre-recorded,
Hendricksons reported,
Mayflies are emergin’,
Fishermen convergin’.

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Blue Quills, Red Quills,
Delaware, Beaverkill,
Big time spinner fall,
Maybe you can fish ’em all.
How ya gonna get away?
Maybe take a sick day.
Caddis bust in early May,
But don’t forget Mother’s Day!

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Keep tyin’ kid
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You need emergers and nymphs,
For Cornuta, ‘tenuata,
Dorothea, Guttulata,
Slate Wing Blue Dun,
Stenonema Fuscum,
Potomanthus, Vitrea,
Paraleptophlebia,
Baetis, Isonychia,
Also Hexagenia.

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A couple weighted Muddlers,
Bead head Wooly Buggers,
Your tired eyes are throbbin’,
The thread breaks in the bobbin.

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Summer comes, fly west,
New hat, new vest,
Wading staff, won’t slip,
Big Horn float trip.
Yellowstone, cutthroats,
Spring creeks, belly boats,
Salmon flies, flyin’ ants,
Henry’s Fork, Last Chance.

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Look out kid,
For chironomids,
And all minutiae,
Stillborn pupae,
The mating cycles,
Of swarming tricos,
Smutting risers,
Hatch disguisers,
Gnats and skeeters,
Hope yer not a bleeder!

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Rod jam, two men,
Hands around the handle,
When you put it in the case,
Rub the ferrules with a candle.

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If you wanna be a fishin’ bum,
You’re gonna need some,
Fluorocarbon leaders,
For picky surface feeders,
A better pair of waders,
Don’t forget the gaiters.


 
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