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Thin Blue Lines, Revisited

Posted by on February 3, 2013

Small Stream Reflections has quickly become one of my favorite fishing blogs.  The author, Brk Trt, is a wonderful photographer and essayist, and he vicariously takes us along to many beautiful small brook trout streams in his native Northeast.  Recently he posted an essay, “Thin Blue Lines,” in which he describes the angler’s obsession with finding new water (at least to him), poring intensely over topographical maps, formulating a fishing expedition with the same precision as a military campaign.

When I study these maps the


thin blue lines

and contour lines

 tea leaves

to be divined

by an angler’s feverish mind.

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