7 Traits of Great Anglers
There is a saying that 10% of anglers catch 90% of the fish and we all know one or two of these guys. They seem to have an unnatural ability to find and catch fish and can outfish everyone else with ease. They are the masters of their craft. Some gain fame and celebrity while many are relatively unknown outside of their local waters. However, chances are, they all share some of the same traits found here.
A truly great angler has spent countless hours on the water. He (or she!!) has become familiar with their local water by virtue of having fished it in sun, wind, rain, and snow. Every run, every lay in the river, the drop off's and weed beds in the lake, have been committed to memory. The behaviour of the fish, the forage, the currents, are all familiar to the great angler due to patient study and constant observance. Patience certainly is a virtue for an angler, for fish know no schedule but their own.
2. Willingness To Learn
A great angler is a life long student. There is always more to learn and even an inexperienced angler could have something worthwhile to teach. By keeping an open mind and being receptive to new ideas, the great angler surpasses limitations that may halt others.
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