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    Default IS IT IMPORTANT? - Neil - May 21, 2012


    In one way or another I have been involved in the sport of angling for over 60 years. Forty-seven of those years have been spent fly fishing. While this is not as long as some, during those years I have covered the gamut of fresh water fly fishing from bluegills to salmon. In the course of time I have spent time working in a world famous fly shop, been a Montana river fly fishing guide, taught fly tying, fly casting and aquatic entomology classes. Along the way I served as a board member and state council chairman for Trout Unlimited, been a publisher, editor, and author for a couple fly fishing rags. Now approaching my three score and ten I find myself increasingly reflective, increasingly questioning the relevance of the sport that has consumed most of my leisure time for several decades.

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    White Bear Lake MN



    You have been blessed with a good full life, doing things that you wished to do. Fly Fishing is a way of separating the hustle and bustle of life, from the time to leave life's problems and enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the streams to restore ourselves by being a witness to the beauty of what God has made for us to enjoy. ~Parnelli
    "Everyone you meet in life, give you happiness! Some by their arrival, others by their departure!" ~Parnelli

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    Very well said.


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    It is of the utmost importance if it has made you and yours smile as a result. Not everything in life produces something tangible, or readily identified as beneficial and/or producutive. But that in no way diminishes it's worth. Sometimes the worth is only identified by what you carry away within you.

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    Great thoughts. Thanks kindly and have a smooth day. "The journey is the reward." Michael J.

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    Is there really a question there, or just giving your self a pat on the back?
    Why wouldn't a person spend as much time as they can with the fun of fishing.
    I'm only 76 years and counting and will go anywhere to fish, and I started at around 10 or 12 years old.

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