I recently discovered (with the help of my coach) a great truth in my life about how I fish and how I lead my life when I’m not fishing.
- When I go fishing, I often get to a lake, river or stream unprepared and without expectation, I just wade out and cast my line.
- When I go fishing, my gear typically hasn’t been checked or inspected and my flies haven’t been sorted. I often find out when I’m on the lake that I missing that one fly that I was hoping to use – I shrug it off and stay and fish anyway.
- When I go fishing, I usually go alone. I love the quiet solitude and the freedom to fish (or not) when I am out there floating.
- In the winter before I go fishing, I read through three books that I read almost religiously every year before the season. I set my sights on a new body of water to try my luck – and I dream.
Fishing gives me solitude, freedom, relaxation, confidence and a quiet acceptance of everything around me. No need for control, plans or expectation. Taking fishing to the rest of my life would be life changing and all those wonderful things I mentioned before.
Being more about fishing is more about values and priorities. Being true and unreserved. What is your fishing moment?