As with most fishing pictures, they have
a person holding a rod with a fish at the end (see picture below). What
makes a difference is where the fish was caught, how it was caught, how big was
it, how long did it take to reel it in before it got away. Many big trout
have been lost, just before the final "swoosh" into the net.
I have lost many before the swoosh, and that is the only time I really swear.
Patience is not my virtue but I can be a persistent man.
Once I hook onto a fish I never give up. Holding the rod high and the
line taut, every so often letting out a little more line for the trout, I become
a true fisherman. The adrenaline is flowing and my heartbeat is picking
up steam. One side of me is saying, "Hurry up and reel in the fish
before you lose him!" The other side is saying, "Give him more
line and tire him out, he's not ready to land." Sure enough I give
him too much line and lose him down river in the rocks, or the fish jumps two
feet out of the water and makes two quick side moves left then tight and he is
A true fisherman is humble. It is not the catch but the true feeling of
the experience that keeps us coming back to lose more fish. I wonder if
this trout got away just before the swoosh.
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border, Rio Yelcho Lodge, Chile and the Alerces Park Lodge, Argentina), we have
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Contact us today for a true angling experience for brown, rainbow trout
and Atlantic salmon. Yes, you will lose some
of the big ones. However, not as many as you normally do.
Note: Photos not are taken by fishing guides when
the big fish gets away.