Many people believe that fishing is simply a pastime that is done primarily by old men and retirees. However this couldn’t be further from the truth. People of all walks of life both male and female choose to spend the vast majority of their time fishing when they have the ability to do so. This is because fishing is extremely therapeutic and is also an extension of one’s self.
Perfection & Dedication
Simply venture out any river, especially the Three Rivers, and you will see countless people lining the shores with their fly fishing rods and reels simply casting back and forth as if it was an extension of their own arm. You may look at this and think that it is truly magnificent but you also need to take into consideration the countless hours of dedication and perseverance to become fluent at this specific task.
You’d be amazed at the amount of dedication it takes to become a seasoned and efficient fly fishing angler. Not only that, but you also need to take into consideration the amount of frustration that was imposed on this and every individual who is an avid fly fishing angler. The countless number of trees, snags, broken leaders and countless other factors that cause endless amounts of frustration all need to be dealt with and tolerated by the individual and their own specific ways by their own specific means.
The Willingness To Lose
Not only this, but you can take this to an entirely new level if you decide to create your own flies. Making your own flies is like making a small piece of art which you are willing to lose with every cast. Each fly is truly unique unto itself, while it may have the same general layout as the others each one is truly unique unto itself. With each cast you’re willing to lose a small piece of artwork but the risk is worth the reward if you have the ability to land the trophy fish.
Hitting the river and seeing these anglers perfect in-home the art of flyfishing is something that can truly be amazing to someone who is seeing this activity for the first time. It may look as unnatural to them as we would look to an alien seeing a human for the first time. The amazement and astonishment that is associated with fly fishing is something that will be talked about and also done for years and generations to come just like it has been done for generations before us.
Get After It!
So there’s only one thing left for you to do, that’s get your gear and hit the water. Regardless the time of year the type of fish that are running you can always have a great time on the river getting to become one with nature and honing your skills as a fly fishing angler.