Is this cheating?

EonRedApocalypse

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You "matched the hatch" as it were so have nothing to reproach yourself with. Dick Walker always said, "observation plus thought equals fish". You observed, you thought and you caught fish.
I'd adjust this slightly - "observation plus thought plus a myriad of different fly patterns equals fish" :)
 

BobP

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I'd adjust this slightly - "observation plus thought plus a myriad of different fly patterns equals fish" :)
Actually the originator of the phrase stated, " your own observation must be your constant and daily instructor, for if they (the fish) will not rise to the top, try them under, it not being possible to give any certain rule in this particular." Col. Robert Venables in The Experienced Angler. 1662 Walker just put it more succinctly.
 

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