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James Caldwell listens and practices the same movement as Youst when Bob explains how a wrist guard can occasionally help those new to the sport of fly-fishing get a feel for the proper whipping motion of the rod.

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But the question remains: If fly-fishing’s so great, how come all those guys have spinners?

Forward. Back. Wrist straight. Forward. Back. Arm straight. Forward. Line unfurls. Back. The trout rises. Forward. The fly falls — and floats. Perfect. Granted: The fish is laughing. But it was perfect — down right Zen.

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