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Twenty Twenty

My definition of twenty twenty vision?  It's being able to see a size twenty speck on the surface of the water at twenty feet.
The classic eye chart used by optometrists is of little use to a fly fisherman.  Who reads while they're standing in the stream anyway?  I have however seen and heard guys yelling into their cell phones, fly rod tucked under an arm while knee deep.  Maybe they should see an audiologist and have their ears checked.
Instead of the eye chart with the little letters, I propose one with rows of flies.  We'll start with something big, maybe a bomber.  Or, one of those foamy things with legs sticking out all over.  Make it pink, then we can check for color blindness too.
Next, a steelhead skater or two.  Can't see it at twenty feet?  Don't matter.  Don't have to. Just cast and hang on. You'll know when you've got one when you get yanked into the river headfirst by a marauding steelhead.  Might as well check ones coordination while we&…

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