Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

That is just how we fished


I started catching bass on a fly rod when I was a kid. Dad taught me how to cast. Growing up in southern Indiana I didn’t know too many other fly fishermen, but it was just how we fished.

Eventually I moved out West where everybody, it seemed, used a fly rod, and I traded bass for trout. For years, I didn’t fish for anything else. I caught cutthroats in Yellowstone Park, brookies in the Beartooths, and pulled rainbows and browns from the Yellowstone River.

Moving from the mountains to the prairie about a dozen years ago, I learned to fish for walleye and pike in the big reservoirs, incl...

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