Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Know When To Fold 'Em"

Tip for today~ No matter how burnt out you are, a few hours of fishing will ease the wearied mind...

It's has been quite a while since I have hit the wall- today is that day.  If you are normal, you would understand...
You had a long day, month, year-whatever; you head to the river expecting to land the lunker, to relax. Only to realize, that your not quite into it.
I headed to one of my favorite holes- which is flowing at 5 to 600, prime time dry fly- where I have landed some lunkers. Tonight was no different. I hooked into quite a few, including a brown that was definitely picture worthy.  Wouldn't you know it; I lost them all.  After the brown loss, I came to the realization that it was time to "Fold 'Em". Rather than continue to poke them- on an off night-, I decided to save them for a later date.
Now, although I was skunked; I still walked away satisfied.  After all,- it's not about the fish you catch, but the fishing you do... Right?....

4 comments:

Chris said...

Totally true Josh - it's all about the fishin' not the catchin'...

...and just as well for me as I rarely catch any lunkers (hehe).

rm said...

Amen, i never land fish!

Shoreman said...

I think a big 10-4 covers it.

Mark

aaron said...

everytime you poke a fish, a fish gets smarter!