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Re: I miss fly fishing

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jdaddy wrote:
Go fish.


Its cold and there are wolves.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 22:50
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Re: I miss fly fishing

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gfen wrote:
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jdaddy wrote:
Go fish.


Its cold and there are wolves.


Detracting from my zen simplicity.

Fish.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 23:38


Re: I miss fly fishing

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I am using my 11,000th poast to write this word to you:

Tenkahdah.

Posted on: 2013/11/6 1:43
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Re: I miss fly fishing

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Someone else said it first, but I will second. Just go! Best fishing advice I ever received.

Posted on: 2013/11/6 8:30


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There is always time to do whatever you want to do in life if you spend less time convincing yourself you never have any time at all.

Posted on: 2013/11/6 13:27


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Jack,
I'm sure you've got a lot of job responsibilities. But, really, you ought to make time to get out. Just don't visit "my" favorite streams. (Just kidding about that last part, you know.)

Posted on: 2013/11/6 21:28


Re: I miss fly fishing

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Like fine wine. I don't have it often, but when I do, I savor every bit of it.

Posted on: 2013/11/6 21:54
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Re: I miss fly fishing

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Is fly fishing just for folks with nothing more important to do? Or does it let you do important things, after you have taken the time to go fly fishing?




Yes, but everyone's definition of "important" is different.

Is fly fishing more or less important than watching a football game?

Is fly fishing more or less important than watching your child being born?

Is fly fishing more or less important than helping your kids with homework?

Is fly fishing more or less important than sitting in a bar?

Is fly fishing more or less important than going to your job?

Is fly fishing more or less important than laying on the couch and watching MTV?


Posted on: 2013/11/7 9:44
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uhh...nevermind


Re: I miss fly fishing

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Jack M.....

A little late responding on this thread......but I can't remember why or what I've been doing.

However if you asked me what my last day on the water was like I could give you a play by play including weather, how many misses, short strikes, flies used, catches, how many times each fish jumped, and how violent the takes were....

Just saying that if one activity is so impactful as to burn into my brain all of the details surrounding it, I think that may be what I would want to make sure I stay involved in...

As I see it, when I am well on in years and cannot do this activity any more, (Fly Fishing), I want to make sure that I at least have the DVR in my brain loaded with memorable occasions, otherwise old age can be a very boring proposition....

Posted on: 2013/11/7 11:57


Re: I miss fly fishing

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pcray1231 wrote:
The reality is that life sucks. I have the idealic home, a loving wife, a wonderful kid, and I love it all. But I go to work, come home, and do the same dang thing all the time. There's a standing list of crap that needs done. Nomatter how cute my kid is and how much I love him, after an hour or two I'm just frustrated.

I do the best I can with it.

But I came to the realization that if all I did was stuff I was "supposed" to do, well, life would be REALLY boring. I mean, I'd have everything that matters most to me. But that doesn't get my blood pumping. And I need to have my blood pumping to make the most of it.

Fishing is "me" time. Nothing more, nothing less. It's time I steal away from everything else for me to be happy. I don't know if it fills the tank as in refreshing my sole, like afish said. I don't think I work like that. But I'm passionate about it, and an outing does re-invigorate my passion, and thus make me look forward to the NEXT outing that much more. I think that's it for me. I always need something on the horizon to get amped up about. Then all the every day crap just becomes a means to an end. Somehow I work better that way.

Kind of like sex for a teenager. It's not ultimately the most important thing in life, or even close to it. But it's what instinct makes you drive towards. You think about it non-stop, and try to scheme ways to get it. And to achieve it, you end up doing all the things that get you what does really matter in life. Love, kids, enough success to be secure, etc.


Pat this is the first post I ever read of yours I actually understood.

Posted on: 2013/11/7 14:45


Re: I miss fly fishing

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Hey Jack:

I just came across your post; I hope you're doing well. As everyone else has said, I think that you should get out and fish if you can. I still manage to fly-fish from time to time, even down here. It still puts me in a better mind-state afterwards, just like it did in PA..

If you want to talk, just send me a PM; take care.

Posted on: 2013/11/8 0:28
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Re: I miss fly fishing

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gfen wrote:
I am using my 11,000th poast to write this word to you:

Tenkahdah.


Acknowledged power of 11,000.

Well I guess this explains where Goodfortune has been. You are in Gods dongle which has water on all sides for salt water fishing and amazing LMB opportunities so I hope you are getting after them!

Posted on: 2013/11/8 0:38


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I developed this many years ago based on something another fly fisher crafted. This thread reminded me of the thoughts I had penned. I pull it up and read every once in awhile... Maybe some of you can relate.. Bill A

FLYFISHING

When I was young I earned a degree in Wild Life Technology because I loved the outdoors with an innate and intense passion. Since then my life has changed dramatically and time has slipped by almost without my notice. I am consumed by the pressing tasks of daily obligations. The world I live in is consistently stressful but ultimately rewarding. Unconditional professionalism is an unspoken prerequisite. Failure is simply not an option. The weak or uncommitted are quickly dismissed. Every day is a tremendous challenge. I often long for a more simple life but duty demands more. This is why I fly fish.

I stand at the edge of the Yellow Breeches with A Bamboo Fly Rod in hand. These are precious minutes. I can feel them slipping away with an anxious sense of urgency. I consciously remind myself to relax and slow down. This, of all things, is not a competition but rather an art, a genuine exercise in grace, an uncorrupted truth in a world of compromise. Somehow fly fishing with a Bamboo Rod makes this easier than I would expect. I inhale deeply and try my best to release it slowly. An Osprey soars overhead, so majestic and peaceful fishing just like I am. Newly sprouted leaves tremble in the cool morning breeze. The river flows quietly by me.

By nature the river is what it is -- timeless, unceasing, powerful, yielding, and singularly beautiful in every respect. I let go of all my daily concerns and try to feel the river in my heart. The river reciprocates by washing away all my worries. Nothing else matters but the moment and the beauty and the grace as the rod loads and unloads under the weight of the line. This fly rod and this creek are part of my being. The cast unrolls in a graceful arc that is by itself a satisfying act of beauty, terminating with precious few moments as the fly drifts perfectly suspended in the fragile interface between air and water. A trout rises to take the fly and my heart leaps from my chest as I set the hook. Nothing else matters. Life has been simplified. I am renewed.

I fly fish because I need that periodic connection with things that are pure and graceful and beautiful in both their complexity and their simplicity.

I fly fish, therefore I am.


Bill

Posted on: 2013/11/8 7:11


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Very nice Bill. I enjoyed that.

Posted on: 2013/11/8 7:47
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Re: I miss fly fishing

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Well said Bill. I enjoyed reading your post.

Posted on: 2013/11/9 8:43



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