Friday, July 1, 2011

When You Know You Love It

I have been fortunate enough to fish just about everyday for the last 2 weeks. I might have missed a couple in there, but I did fish 2 times in one day every once in a while too! Being out has taken it's toll on me. I have been staying up late into the night tying flies and spending time with my wife and getting up with the sun to sneak in a couple hours of fishing before work. Chores at home have slacked off and I am a tad zoned out at work from the sleep deprivation and thoughts of the water and another fish to catch. Does that stop me. Nope. I keep at it, hoping to bring in another fish.

Currently, I am hunting carp with the fly rod and the carp are winning. I still have only managed to land one, but I have had a few take my flies and snap off. I have had more botched casts then I care to remember and I have had some perfect casts to stubborn and uninterested fish. The challenge of fly fishing for carp is amazingly addicting. My casting has undergone a major overhaul just to keep up. I feel like you have to be in the right spot with the right fly and make the best cast or it just isn't going to happen. I am pushed to find the right spot by learning about carp and I am forced to hone my casting skills to present the fly.

I know I love this sport because in the middle of being run down exhausted, I still set my alarm to get up with with the sun. I still fall out of bed to try it all again even though I didn't catch a single thing the day before. I do all this because I connect with fishing at some deep level that I am not sure how to explain. I don't know where it came from and I am not sure why, but I have to fish. I am not even that good at fishing, but I still go. I will keep going until I can't manage to haul myself to a water's edge. That's how I know I love to fish.


  1. I've been a complete zombie lately for these same reasons....up til midnight tying, up at 4:30 a.m. to head to work...weekends fishing and run ragged but on cloud nine. It's a good life....I love to fish. I have to. Great post, Justin! Thanks for the reminder that I'm not the only crazy one. :)

  2. Glad you mentioned that you do spend time with your wife. That's important in my book. No matter how crazy you are about your hobbies. 8)

  3. You are right about carp. You have to be in the right place with the right fly. Unless you're lucky enough to be in a place where the water is just over flowing with carp. I've never been to a place like that. Carp are strange to where one day you can cast almost on top of them and they don't care. Then the next day they spook if your fly lands with in 10ft of them.

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