I'M A FLY FISHER - Neil - April 11, 2011
I'M A FLY FISHER
I don?t spend lots of time on the FAOL bulletin board and I have not spent any time on other bulletin boards, fly fishing or otherwise. I scan the posts and occasionally make a comment when it seems appropriate, but generally I leave the posting to others that seem to care about such things.
Short Interludes in a Long Life, spent Fly Fishing!
In fishing, there is spin cast fishing, there is bait cast fishing, ice fishing, and saltwater fishing.
Then there is fly fishing!
In many ways fly fishing could be considered "High Church" in the fishing hierarchy of the different methods of catching fish! There are so many rooms in the "High Church of Fly Fishing", there is room for everyone to follow their own paths, without stepping on the opinion's of other fly anglers, on what fly fishing should and should not be!
Fly Fishing is a game of stealth, to be where the fish are, without them knowing of your presence. To fool the fish with a fly pattern to induce them into taking your offering as the real thing.
My fly fishing season is short in Minnesota! A short time span in which I can travel far and near to be where the fish are, and with lucky and some cooperative fish, for a few moments, revel in a conquest of "Man versus Fish"!
In many ways, what is more important than me catching fish, is to be were the fish are and "Seizing the Day"! This blessed very short interlude in my life, where I am at peace within myself and with the world
Separating the everyday grind of life, keeping it far away from this sanctuary, to keep the former separated from the latter. To return homeward bound from these spiritual visits to stream-side, refreshed and renewed.
I soak in those precious moments, for when again the Arctic Winds begin to blow, closing down the short fly fishing season, waiting until the next years fly fishing season. ~Parnelli