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Monday, March 28, 2011

Fly Fishing

I'm sure I've mentioned it before on the blog, my hubby is an avid angler.  Specifically, he loves fly fishing.  When he first told me he fly fished I had no clue what he was talking about.  And the first time I saw him do it it seemed quite difficult and complicated.  It requires a certain amount of finesse and talent.  It is an art.  When asked to explain what fly fishing is, it is not easy to put it into words.  You can easily find a video on youtube.com or if you've ever seen the movie "A River Runs Through It" with Brad Pitt you'll know what I'm talking about.  

Since we became an item, I've been trying my hand at some fishing here and there and I quite enjoy it.  It is peaceful and simplistic in it's nature.  I had still never done fly fishing.  But last weekend my baby got me to take a lesson, and this weekend while we took a trip up to the mountains I tried my hand at it in a beautiful stream.  It was chilly in the cold mountain trout waters, so we wore waders and wading boots.  We stepped in to the stream waters and passed through tiny rapids.  And in the peaceful quietness on the while the waters rippled in the wind I caught my first Rainbow Trout, with my hubby guiding me and assisting me the whole way of course. 

Needless to say, I can't wait to do it again.

1 comment:

  1. You did awesome and a total natural! She failed to mention that catching trout on the fly is very hard and most of my friends that go for the first time catch 0. My baby caught 2! The 2nd was a big ole brook trout.

    Had a ton of fun with you, we need to go wet a line this weekend;)