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Fish in the Rain, for the Joy of It

Roderick Haig-Brown fished for salmon, but his croquet pitch is now graced with fish as colourful as the hand-tied flies he used as words when he talked with fish and learned to change the world.
rodsbox Rod’s Fly-Tying Box

See what I mean?

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Those are some beautiful fish, eh! And add some trees, well, the water takes on the look of fish scales…

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And when the caretaker throws in some food?

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Fantastic. But nothing beats the rain …

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… the glorious rain the makes rivers out of the drops of water on the tip of a leaf …

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… and seems to make fish out of the water itself…

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As Rod’s best friend Van Egan said to me a few years back, “After awhile you just become the river.” That’s for sure.

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