Indulgent individualism? Rebels without a care? Whatever, they help tweak the realm, even if you hate them, envy them, support them. Sometimes fish bums are akin to foodies, the well traveled, the spoiled few….you want to just slap the shit out of them. Then again, you like knowing them too.
I am by no means an expert or even well versed with spey casting. I’ve been dabbling with it for a few years and I mean dabbling. It feels good. I certainly see the possibilities; even at my level. One thing I am working on is holding more steady with the upper, fulcrum hand and steering, developing speed with the lower hand. Years of waving that strong arm side around with a single hander has me programmed to do it all with the right and over ride the significance of the bottom hand. Yet another thing to work on. I love it! There really is a life time’s worth of skills to attempt to master and maintain with fly fishing.
TMuncy Fishing~Practicing the Movements (SwittersB)
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I have previously remarked that, for me, one of the appealing aspects of Planet Trouts blog site is his obvious love of his family and that they have enjoyed his passion for the the outdoors and flyfishing. The pic above of Ally, near the Madison River, is a treasure. She is by now probably a young woman. The moment captured in time, of PT’s efforts to share all the facets of FF with his children. As I remarked in the earlier post, there is much to be gained in your child’s development to get them out and away from our present societal distractions. Do it! And, the memories are sweet.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”