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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Simplicity

To take the road less traveled does indeed make the world of difference. On a recent trout chasing trip with a good friend, we spent the day back roading to spots that were a bit out of the way and remote. To spots that aren't a secret to anyone who fly fishes but were not places that we frequent.

We stopped at fly shops we stopped to eat we headed to do business, we headed for fun. But never once was the expectation to land the biggest fish, never to land the most fish but simply, in the way we grew to love the sport, to fish and enjoy the day.

When was the last time you were able to drop all the things you "need" to do and to just be in the moment and be un tethered? to drive down a trail that you're not exactly sure where it leads and have no expectation of success or even catching a fish?

Well I can tell you it was a great way to spend a day and as it turned out a late night.
Mousing became the next order of business. To be honest, I've never been a fan. Not because it doesn't work or its not fun, it is. I've just never had great success, but after 3 swipes at my mouse in the moonlight....OK I'm in...LOL.

There is nothing profound in this post, no life changing moments not even a great fish story.. Did we land fish?  sure.. But at the end of the day, we took more away from this trip than a Trout.. We got back to our roots and we found something that I know I have been missing.. Simplicity...

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Jeff

3 comments:

  1. Makes me nostalgic for something I can hardly remember - those moments of stillness, on the way to nowhere other than that moment as it slips into the next.
    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. It's an amazing escape physically and mentally.. Thank you for reading

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  3. Hello, Jeff! I have been away from the blogging scene for awhile and just got back to blogging a couple of months ago. Been trying to catch up with my past blogging friends. I love this post! It hits home in so many ways and as I often think, "Peace is where you find it"...........

    If you get a minute stop over to my new blog and say hello... I will be adding your blog to my blogroll.

    Http://flyfishintimes.blogspot.com

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