Brownlining is the act of fly fishing in dirty water, often tainted with farm effluent, sewage, and is often found in urban settings. Once scorned by anglers, private access and trespassing dominates the pristine waterways, and brownlining is the last unfettered access to fish you're likely to release.
Fishermen crave catching and only occasionally enjoy eating, and the combination of barbless hooks and care in handling allows anglers to catch fish without undue physical harm, or mortality.
Wading through the dregs of urban society and the castoff furniture, lawn mowers, and medical waste, replaces the tall pines and lofty mountain vistas with something urbanized and familiar. It's an acquired taste, but with the decline in wilderness and the onset of global warming, brown water is on the rise.
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A two day migraine Thursday and Friday followed by a rather snazzy ocular migraine on the Saturday due to sleep deprivation, selling house (and packing up house), preparing for a job interview plus the usual work related stress stuff left me wanting a simple fishing experience on the Sunday. Consequently the ...2 weeks ago
King Solomon’s mines were no different , immense wealth hidden away by inclement terrain, protected by idol worshiping cannibals and unspeakable terrors, whose existence was part fact and part fable. I’m thinking along these lines as I hear the Yolo County flood control officer tell me of the Central Valley’s ...3 weeks ago
The weather was for high winds, heavy showers and low temps. Feck all that lets go to the river of shit pipes on Sunday I said to myself on the Saturday as I was starting to feel real withdrawal from fishing. Usually at this time of the year we can choose to not go fishing however finding the times to hit it right ...4 weeks ago
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