Friday, April 13, 2018

The Important Part of Fishing

It's been too long since I've been fishing. When my job ended on January 31, I told friends that I'd be resting and fly fishing. I didn't. Life has a way of swirling around you and sucking up your time. If you don't set priorities, something else will. I know that happens and still, I haven't been fishing.

I drove up a few times to check the water but never tossed a fly. The funny thing about fishing is that it's much harder to catch a trout when you don't wet a hook. Funny how that works. It's like buying an exercise bike and then using it for a clothes dryer. People rarely lose weight by hanging their clothes on the bike, Apparently, you have to get on and pedal. Who knew?

Anyhow, It's my intention to go fishing this coming week. I may not catch a trout but that's OK. As the song goes, "The important part of fishing ain't the fish but the fishing."

Below is a picture I took of my friend Mr. Smith. It was early one morning on the Sipsey.


  1. That photo looks so peacful. I would love to try fly fishing.

  2. We used to follow my father along the river banks, armed with a frypan. When he caught was when we ate. Precious memories. That said, all of us enjoyed the day anyway.

  3. Very true Rick I have had more peaceful days fishing without catching, like you said it's more about being there in the moment.

  4. This reminds me of the quote: Time is but a stream I go fishing in...Hope you do get out there fishing. Mr Smith looks like he is enjoying it.

  5. It is the water, as you have said. Really do like the pic. BUT how do you know about the exercise bikes and clothes hangers?
    I know folks that have an expensive 'inside' clothes line. haha

  6. Great image! Tom so wants to find a spot to start fishing again. Whenever we're out and about, his eyes always stray to little jon boats parking in folks' driveways.

  7. I hope you catch the big one. Once you start fishing again, it will be a great way to relax like a kid.
    Hugs, Julia

  8. Anonymous10:10 AM

    So peaceful!!


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