It is true, I personally believe fly fishing is a psychological pursuit. As we go through the seasons of life, all should remember that once you have achieved all of your successes (friends, kids, job success, a really good spouse with whom you can live, grandkids and the like), your body ages. We can't physically do the things of our youth. And unless a person is really good at golf, one must proceed with Canasta, Bridge, TV or FLY FISHING. For me it is the later.
Fly fishing requires you to think, use what is left of your physique to wade or row and some technical ability. Also, if you learn fly tying or rod building, you have to use dexterity. One of my greatest joys is being able to dress out a beautiful fly rod or tie on a fly which I personally tied and having a beautiful trout rise to and take it. Come on out and tie a few or build a new rod. If you need some help, I will teach you.
One of our last great joys is being able to enjoy one of the world's most popular physical hobbies (7.8%) with family, friends (Upcoming IDFFA Trips) and most importantly yourself. My wife loves to horseback ride, but for me it is fly fishing. I love catching a beautiful rainbow, cutthroat, brown, bull or brook trout, taking a photo and then releasing it. This, of course, is done with a rod I have built, on a fly I have tied and a leader which I made.
So go fly fishing and experience yourself the absolute joy it brings.
Hard takes, tight lines, screaming reels and huge trout to all.
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