Thursday, December 23, 2010

Working on That Word Called "Patience"

One of the great things I have learned about fly fishing is Patience. One develops this over time and it is not something you accomplish on your first fishing trip. I know I have been on the water many times and decided the hole I was fishing was not very productive or simply void of fish and I would move on. To my surprise a few minutes later another fisherman would start fishing right behind me and land fish. Patience plays a big role in that situation, because if I had taken the time to change flies, vary my presentation, make more cast and cover the area thoroughly then I might have been the one landing the fish. I found out from the outset of trout fishing that it was a far cry from warm water angling. Patience is not as prevalent there because most of the time you will pick up a small bluegill without even trying, not so with the trout fishing. The factors that determine a successful outing on the river are flying around you or hiding under those rocks you are stepping on; not to mention the size, color, and fly pattern. This is where the word “patience” comes into play. I am still working on this word not only in my fishing endeavors but in everyday life experiences. I have found out it can pay huge dividends and at the same time can be your worst enemy. This is something I work on all the time, how about you does this word give you problems? This is my last post before Christmas Day, so I would like to wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!


Bigerrfish said...

I like to think of it as a balance between catching fish and just fishing. Fishing is relaxing and good for the mind, catching a fish is intense and powerful, that would be the buisness end and the fishing is the pleasure... do they mix? I say no.. that would be a lack there of.. Patience

Michael Agneta said...

I definitely lack patience. May be a new year's resolution of some sort. Thanks for the reminder...and Happy Holidays.

Bill Trussell said...

Well stated! One can let the intense factor overwhelmed the enjoyment of being on the water. Thanks for the commnet

Bill Trussell said...

As stated in my post it is something I work on all time. Thanks for the comment