Today’s #MomentOfChill features an angler whose stealth and concentration we can all admire. Fly fishers could learn a lot from watching a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) stalk its prey. These large wading birds are common throughout North America, and they feed mostly on small fish–although they will eat other things, such as frogs and even small mammals. The key to their success is extreme stealth. They are very careful to move slowly, avoid disturbing the water, and step carefully. A fly fisher who practices these same techniques will be able to get closer to their target, which means they can make a shorter, easier presentation.
Video by Chase and Aimee of Tight Loops.