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Will the fish bite?

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It’s a crisp July morning in Lewistown, Montana, where you are on holiday. You wake up at 5:30 a.m. to overcast skies (perfect for fly-fishing) and nothing on your calendar but a date with the brown trout on the Upper Missouri River. Within an hour, you find your way to one of the most pristine fishing spots in the western USA. Wearing your waders, and sporting a vest full of home-tied flies, you trudge along the banks until you reach the perfect spot. About 10 yards away is a pod of what must be 30 or 40 trout, feeding contentedly on the morning’s hatch. And these are not small fish. By the looks of their mouths, they ...

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