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by Deanna Lee Birkholm
June 18th, 2001
A Little Joy?
Archive of Ladyfisher Articles
Remember the first fish you caught on a fly? How about the first fish on
a fly you tied? Maybe the first fish on a dry fly? Or streamer? Or fly
you invented that really works? Then there is the biggest fish, fish of a
different specie, the most difficult fish, or fish from a special trip. The
perfect cast? The perfect fly?
And when you planned the outing, doped it all out, put all the pieces
together and it really worked?
What was the feeling you felt?
Probably a little pride and there's nothing wrong with that. Any of the above
certainly should have given you pleasure. There is a sort of pleasure in the
ownership of fly stuff as well. It may be a favorite rod or reel - maybe as
simple as a hat.
But what brings you real joy? The sort of joy you felt as a kid . . . do you
still have that? Can you put aside the everyday life stuff that clutters up your
life and have joy?
How? Seriously, how?
Does fly fishing, fly tying and all the assorted parts bring you joy?
Do you share it with anyone? Or is this a solitary endeavor?
I really would like to hear from you on this . . . it would be interesting
to share notes. ~ LadyFisher
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