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Catching a permit on a fly is a big accomplishment. Guide Bruce Leslie of Pacencia, Belize, holding a permit caught by Karen Voss of Eau Claire. Ken Schreiber of Osseo is on the right. Submitted photo.

Fly fishing at different scales is fun

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It’s taken me many years to gain modest proficiency in fly fishing. I started out when I was about 10 years-old with my grandfather’s 8-foot long bamboo rod, level floating fly line, and a Pfleuger Medalist reel casting small poppers for bluegills. That’s still one of my favorite pastimes and I still have the rod and reel. Last Thursday morning the Rush River was cool, calm and beautiful.

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