It actually feels good to say it. I am sorry for not blogging much lately, I’ve been having one of my longest spring seasons for pike ever. Today I was out on my thirteenth fishing spring. Fishing have been hard and the season have been weird. But fishing this many days have gotten me a lot of ideas for the future. More on this later, I need to prepare for the next fishing 🙂
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Last weekend I had our annual pike fishing trip, more on that misfortune later. I’ve been bringing the video cam along my last few outings trying to catch a little pike fly fishing action. On this little clip you can see me doing a classic mistake, not fishing quite all the way in. On numerous occasions I’ve had Pike take the fly just by my feet and it always pays of to fish the fly right to the shore. You can see here that just as I lift the rod to cast again it looks like the fly gets stuck, well it gets stuck in the mouth of a nice pike. Naturally I didn’t hook it, and my reaction is a little late 🙂
I am in love.
I’ve been in love since I was about three years old, or rather it was a fling until I was seven, then I f ell in love for real and it is a life long love story.
I think about my love every day, when I wake in the morning and when I go to sleep. I look at photos of my love, and long til we meet next time.
No, I don’t have a trout stream behind my house so that I can fish everyday after work.
No, am not single without kids so that I can just drop everything and go fishing whenever I want.
And no, I can’t go fishing every weekend like I want to.
And no I can’t go fishing all summer.
And no I can’t afford to go away abroad on 3-4 weeks fishing trips.
Do this mean I don’t qualify as a real fisherman? Do this mean that I don’t count and that my opinions don’t count? Does it really mean that I am to be excluded from some sort of fishing community? I sure hope not.
Do I wish I could do all those things I can’t? Of course, but my life situation don’t allow it. My kids mean everything to me, and I wouldn’t change this for the world but that doesn’t mean I don’t suffer from not being able to do what I love the most; fishing.
I’ve seen people start fishing and then after 4-5 years go on to try something else. I started fishing when I was 3 years old, and frankly I have gotten to love it more and more the older I get. Last year I had 26 fishing days, at least that average a day of fishing every other week, not close to some people but it was what I could manage. Does that make me a fake fly fisherman? Is it only the amount of fishing days that will judge as a proof if you love fly fishing or not?
I love fly fishing, I love the way of the /:Fly:/ and I love the camaraderie that I get from my true fishing friends.
Last but not least, I love fly tying too. I really do, but it is nothing but a bleak imposer when it is compared to the love I have for the fishing. Don’t you forget that.
I am in love, and I suffer because it has been two months since I last met with the love of my life.
For all the non believers and haters: I got nothing but love for you.
It’s not that I’ve nothing to blog about. It’s a matter of not having a good tool to blog with! The screen to my laptop broke down three weeks ago and now I have an external screen to it but I have no good place to have it so I end up using it just when I really need to 😦
Will try to get hold of a used laptop soon but until then I might not be able to post as frequently as I want to. Sorry.
If you can get your hands on the December issue of Fly fishing & Fly tying magazine from the UK you shouldn’t miss out on this competition. Great prices in the form of Bug Bond kits and a fly tying vise many sees as one of the best!
So last night I sat down with another good IPA beside me and started tying up the SGTBFY baitfish that I prepared feathers for the other day. It feels good to have gotten started with my flies for Sommerset! Notice the black version!
Got two packages in the mail today, one with three spankinly good looking fly fishing T-shirts courtesy of Hatch reels (ordered from fishwest.com) and two brand new super nice looking Moose Knuckle Lanyards! I’ve got a busy evening so I might not be able to post up photos today but be sure to look out for more “There’s one in every office” later this week and Lanyard photos tomorrow. Also I am going fishing on Thursday evening and tomorrow is Guest blogger wednesday here!