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The Joy of Fly Fishing

The evening was coming to a close, and I was reflecting of the events of the day. The fish that I caught and released, the eagle that circled the lake in search of its meal, the beauty of the mountains with the aspens in full glory. I was at peace. Fly fishing is a way that many have found to get away from the pressures of life and to recharge the batteries of our spirits. Fly fishing requires that you become engulfed in the environment around you and to gain appreciation of the characteristics of the mystical trout.

The most appealing aspect of the art of fly fishing is the continued growth that is experienced by the individual. The methods of casting, the study of insect life, the habitat of the rivers and lakes, and understanding fly patterns, as well as, how to use them to catch the trout is but the beginning. The import thing, is not to over think this process and get caught up in the methodologies, but to get out and enjoy the moment. Sure, you are going to get your line tangled, get your fly hooked in the brush as you back cast, miss setting the hook on the elusive trout, but, in time, you will become so familiar with the tools that you become one with them.

Fly fishing has given me such pleasure over the years and I encourage you to take up this art. Time with friends, finding solitude, and enjoying God’s creation is just a sampling of what you can expect. This is the good stuff of life.