Updated: Apr 23
There's no better teacher than a fish.
If you walk around during your day-to-day doing well for yourself, making good decisions, and seeing the results you want, you could get to thinking that you're a big shot. By all appearances, you know what you're doing.
Try bring that same confidence to a persnickety trout, or a skittish striped bass in skinny, crystal clear water, or a brutish pike that doesn't care about your fly.
You'll feel that ticklish humility feeling pretty quickly, with just one swipe of a fin.
The best thing to do in those situations is laugh. Laugh like a fool.
Then cast again.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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