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November 22, 2012

Thankful Things

by mrbrownliner

I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving Holiday today.  Despite the difficult times we find our country and our world in, we all have much to be thankful for.  I for one am thankful for my wife, my children, my health, my friends, and my job. 

When it comes to fly fishing, however, there are a whole different set of things I find myself to be thankful for.  Here are just a few….

Solitude on the water, road trips with good friends, amazing takes, the sun glistening off of the flank of a fish that just gave away it’s position, fish that tickle the imagination because we felt them and never saw them, perfect casts that are in perfect timing, not so perfect casts that took fish anyhow, home tied fly patterns that don’t have a name, local fly shops in small towns, the anticipation of exploring new water, meeting total strangers that become friends, seeing someone catch the fish of a lifetime and not being sure if you are jealous, proud, or both, fishing well into the dark and hoping you remember how to get back to your car, and most of all I am thankful for the smile on my face every time the hatch of my car shuts and I stride towards the water wondering what might be in store today.

Tight Lines, Good Health, and a Very Happy Thanksgiving

MBL

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