The Anglers Game

Posted: June 12, 2014 in Random
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At the setting of the sun

The angler takes up his rod and gear

Ambles to his boat

Setting his rod and line

Selecting the cast of choice

Attaching to leader

Net at ready

The low humb

Of the outboard motor

Murmers low

Across the rippled glass

Barely a wake

Anouncing his arrival

Anchor slowly and carefully


Rod in hand

Cast in action

With a swish,crack,swish

The flies gently lay

Softly breaking the surface

Sinking leader

With intermediate and float


The play and game


Man against nature

The flies simulate movement

Glinting and shimmeing

Against the water flow

Bobbing and diving

Mimicing there natural kin

The take

With speed

From the depths

Choice is made and executed

Fooled and baffeled

Stuck on the size 8

Thrashing and diving

Trying to break free

The play

Stripping line as it plummets

Reeling and playing in line

Figure 8 motion

Keeping tension on set hook

Too and frow

Up and down

Seconds to minutes

Concentration against flite

The net end

Both man and fish

exauhsted and flagging

Line being retaken

More feet than inch

Reel refilling at speed

The catch breaks surface

Slight flinch instead of fight

Scale shimmer in moon light

Net prepared as end is near

As meekly and humbled

Belly up

Fish is landed




  1. shaunynews says:

    That was pretty good…I never thought a poem could be done about fishing 😀

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