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All I really need to know I learned while fishing. Musings and thoughts about life and fishing.


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Where the Lines Are Drawn

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August 2, 2017
I’m fascinated by the arbitrary lines people create for themselves. Nowhere in life do I see the tendency to define and delineate so strongly as it’s seen in fishermen. Anglers constantly draw lines about how they fish, about what kind of fisherman they are, and more emphatically, what kind of fisherman they are not . . .
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Change is good — Now give the trout another chance to eat a fly

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July 7, 2017

I have a bad habit that I’m trying to break.

Let’s say I’m standing in the river, and I decide to make an adjustment. Maybe…

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Night Fishing Philosophy Stories Tips/Tactics

Of Mice and Fishermen

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June 26, 2017

Night fishing isn’t for everyone. And for that I’m thankful, because the prime attraction for me is solitude. I like the exquisite loneliness of…

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One Thing at a Time

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May 24, 2017

When I was a boy, my father often made this point: just do the next thing. Clear the mechanism and focus on one thing…

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Peace In the Valley

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October 20, 2016

Dad and I didn’t set up camp in our usual spot. For as long as I can remember, we’ve chosen primitive, state forest lands…

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Two Sides to Every Fisherman

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October 9, 2016

There are two sides to every fisherman: one that simply enjoys being on the water (hoping to catch a fish), and the other that…

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Calculated Fun

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August 9, 2016

 

The other day, my friend, Austin, mentioned something about me being a calculated fisherman. I guess I come off that way. The real truth…

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Night Shift — This River and the Other River

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July 13, 2016

I think I’ve night fished often enough now to make some conclusions — not many, but a few basic determinations that allow me to…

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