Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pecking Order

Pecking Order

The lowly worm fisherman
is despised by the lure fisherman

who is looked down upon by the fly fisherman

while all three are equally despicable
to the brown trout dangling at the end of the line.

Poem by Alan Harawitz Illustration by El Pescador


Anonymous said...

lovely. Nice little ring to it!

Anonymous said...


Taco Meeuwsen said...

Classes is fishing are merging rapidly, at least overhere in Europe where the numbers of fly fishermen and women are rising. Most fly fishermen have in their angling life been through the worm stage, passed the lure phase and tasted the fly. Are they then emergers? The trout would disagree, no doubt.

dsflyfishing said...

Notice the rainbow is not mentioned. This is because he only despised the first two.

Unknown said...


(for more flyfishing poetry, see


El Pescador said...

Thanks for the poetry site link David. I'll check it out.

Murdock said...

I like this very much.