Circle on Bass

There's a certain class of anglers who rarely go bassless. Over the years, I have met three with this rare gift.

Updated: March 25, 2005, 2:30 PM ET
By Homer Circle | Bassmaster, Sept. 2003

There is a certain class of bass catchermen who rarely go bassless. Over threescore years, I have met three with this rare gift. I call it "the tactile touch." And if you have the desire to join this eclectic group, let Uncle Homer share this methodology with you:

THE FIRST tactile toucher I shared a boat with was Billy Burns, a Kentucky tobacco farmer. We had fished together several times and I never noticed his tactility until the day he outfished me about 5 to 1 on bass.

So, I began ...

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