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 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 that word “patience” comes into to 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!!!!!